Supporting the Algae Foundation Now Easier Than Ever With New AmazonSmile Link

May, 24 / 2018

Turn Your Amazon Purchases Into Support For The Algae Foundation’s Algae Academy

Today the Algae Foundation has launched an initiative with AmazonSmile to support the Foundation’s K-12 STEM project, The Algae Academy, and reach even more students through the algae outreach program.

AmazonSmile is an Amazon service that allows a buyer to donate a portion of their purchase to a charity/non-profit of their choice.  The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

“It doesn’t sound like much, but contributions through AmazonSmile can add up quickly for a project like ours,” said Tiffany Cannis, Vice Chair of the Algae Foundation. “This is an easy, hassle-free way for the industry to support the Algae Foundations’ goals to inspire the next generation of Algae researchers, scientists and engineers. Anyone who orders from Amazon can donate this way, and it is especially effective when

 organizations who purchase goods through Amazon choose to do so through AmazonSmile with the Foundation selected as their charity of choice.” 

The Algae Academy provided 48 Algae STEM Kits to middle school classes in California, Michigan, and Ohio last year.  In 2018, our goal is to provide 150 kits to middle and high school classrooms nationwide.  Each kit serves up to 150 students and is provided completely free of charge to teachers.  In order to continue to serve our schools and engage students in algal education, we need to raise $20,000+ annually.  Our AmazonSmile proceeds will help us meet this annual goal.

To contribute to the Algae Academy, visit: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2312083, log in, and select the Algae Foundation as your non-profit of choice.  Then make purchases on AmazonSmile like you normally would.