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AmazonSmile Meets FCCAM!

If you shop at AmazonSmile you can now support FCCAM at no cost to yourself.

AmazonSmile offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its you get shopping on You can even take advantage of your Prime membership benefits, sales and more. The website looks the same as the main site, except for the name amazonsmile.

2018 records show that since being launched in 2013, AmazonSmile has donated over $80 million to over 100 million non-profits.

So how does this work?

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation contributes 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. You can select a new non-profit each time you shop or add one non-profit to your account information. FCCAM is hoping you will chose to add us! For any eligible purchases FCCAM will earn 0.5 percent. (Amazon mobile app purchases do not apply).

There is no cost to charities or customers. Our research shows that 100 percent of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.

Eligible purchases……

Let’s start with understanding what the 0.5 percent is figured off of. It is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

There are tens of millions of eligible items on AmazonSmile, but before you click “Check Out,” it is still good to make sure your purchase qualifies. Check for the “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” stamp in the product’s description. If it is not there, the price of the product will not count towards your total donation.

“Subscribe and Save” purchases are also ineligible and Returned items are removed from the donation total.

Spread the word to families and friends and help FCCAM raise funds to support our work supporting fcc providers – and it doesn’t cost anyone anything.


FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We understand the critical role of child care providers in the lives of children and families. Through collaboration with other organizations we work to increase awareness of our profession and the value of a strong child care system to Maine's diverse communities.