I just received this email from Amazon as I have been the administrator with Amazon for our Smile account. I would personally like to thank all of those who over the years purchased products from Amazon and graciously selected AMSAT as their charity of choice.
Since 2013, I placed 521 qualifying orders amounting to $130.30 being donated to AMSAT as of 01/17/23. In total from all of you, AMSAT was donated $9,366.77 as of 11/30/22.
As we have roughly one month left for your purchases to count for donations to AMSAT, let's go out with a "Smile". Let's give it a last hurrah. I do not think anyone new can select Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, only those that have been donating can continue through February 20th.
Here is part of the email received.
In 2013, we launched AmazonSmile to make it easier for customers to support their favorite charities. However, after almost a decade, the program has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped. With so many eligible organizations—more than 1 million globally—our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin.
We are writing to let you know that we plan to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. We will continue to pursue and invest in other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change—from building affordable housing to providing access to computer science education for students in underserved communities to using our logistics infrastructure and technology to assist broad communities impacted by natural disasters.