Local Maine Organizations You Can Support During Amazon Prime Day
Bargain shoppers rejoice! It's Amazon Prime Day! Did you know that not only can you shop and save some money, but you can also help out your favorite local charity?
Instead of going to Amazon.com, try Smile.Amazon.com. Shopping through this version of Amazon allows for a percentage of your purchases to support your favorite charity or non-profit organization at no extra cost to you. Just shop as you normally do!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
Here are 10 in Maine to get you started!
1. Maine Audobon Falmouth, ME
"Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine's wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action."
2. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine Portland and Bangor, ME
"Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children statewide; provides affordable home away from home lodging which increases access to medical care for families of children receiving treatment; and supports a Family Room where families find respite at the hospital."
3. Camp To Belong, Maine Augusta, ME
"To Provide Maine youth separated by foster and/or adoptive care with shared experiences and memories that deepen their sibling relationships. To inspire them to believe in their capacity to build a successful future. And To empower them to advocate for themselves and their siblings."
4. 211 Maine Inc. Portland, ME
"211 Maine is a confidential resource available by phone, text, or online that connects those who need help and those who provide help."
5. Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Portland, ME
"The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning."
6. Maine Historical Society Portland, ME
"The Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine's place in a changing world. Because an understanding of the past is vital to a healthy and progressive society, we collect, care for, and exhibit historical treasures; facilitate research into family, local, state, and national history; provide education programs that make history meaningful, accessible and enjoyable; and empower others to preserve and interpret the history of their communities and our state."
7. Lifeflight of Maine LLC Brewer, ME
"LifeFlight provides critical care and specialized medical transport by air and ground ambulances to the entire state of Maine and under mutual aid to hospitals and EMS agencies in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts."
8. Special Olympics Maine Portland, ME
"Our mission is to provide year-round sports training & athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children & adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community."
9. Autism Society of Maine Winthrop, ME
"The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families."
10. Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society Orono, ME
"The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) is dedicated to supporting the economic viability of Maine farms. We promote information, research and innovation in areas that help farmers lower input costs, add value to their products, and scale their operations in sustainable ways. MESAS is committed to serving all Maine farms, regardless of scale or methods of production."