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The Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped have partnered with AmazonSmile to provide you with another opportunity to support The Friends through your love for books and other products you enjoy from  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service with the added feature of giving you an opportunity to support The Friends while purchasing products you enjoy with no cost to you. 

What do I need to do?

To support The Friends and shop for the books or products you want, simple go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You’ll also want to add a bookmark to to make it easy to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select The Friends to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select The Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Look for "Change my Charity".  Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply.

Remember: every little bit counts.  This is an easy, painless way to support The Friends.  Won’t you choose us on today?