AmazonSmile: A simple — we promise! — and easy way to support the Center

We’re not fans of those compound names that put distinct words together to make a shorter word — you know, “Bancorpsouth” or “MetLife.” They just seem like words in a hurry. Definitely inelegant.

Nevertheless, we’re warming to one compound name that offers our readers a way to support us without much effort. It’s called AmazonSmile, and it’s a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization — us, we hope — every time you shop at Amazon. And it doesn’t cost you a dime.

Here’s how it works:

Go to AmazonSmile here. This page will allow you to designate the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting as the charitable organization to receive donations.

Once you make your organization choice, Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. You may want to bookmark the page so all your Amazon purchases generate a donation.

This is an almost effortless way to support MCPIR at no cost to you. We hope you try it. Thank you for your support!

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