TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- Many shoppers have the opportunity to help out local nonprofit organizations when they order on Amazon through AmazonSmile.
The program is a website operated through Amazon. When you purchase a product, customers have the option to participate in AmazonSmile at check out. If customers choose to participate, .05% of the price of eligible purchases will go toward the selected organization.
SPEAK Animal Hospital is one of the many organizations participating in our area.
SPEAK employee Danel Vaglica said participating has made a difference at the animal hospital.
"It's important because this is how we exist, we exist off of donations. Without donations there is no cat shelter. We take in stray and abandoned cats and we probably get 20 to 30 phone calls a day... so the more that we can raise money, the more cats we can take in, the more we can get adopted out and the more we can help the community," she explained.
She added AmazonSmile makes it easy to give while you get the products you need.
"It's an easy thing to just do the Smile part of Amazon and go on there and include that as part and the money comes automatically back to us. It's just something small that you can do to help us out or another charity that you support," said Vaglica.
She said SPEAK has raised about $400 since joining AmazonSmile.