Amazon on Tuesday announced that it will donate millions of items through product and monetary donations to more than 1,000 charities around the world.
Amazon will fulfill hundreds of AmazonSmile Charity Lists across the United States, supporting organizations in communities hit hard by the events of this year, including those that support causes such as homelessness, hunger and disaster relief, among others.
According to the company, AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charity when they shop with Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price to charitable organizations customers choose.
Organizations in the United States, Britain, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Australia and more will receive donations starting Tuesday, the company said.
"Charitable organizations around the world serve a vital role in their communities, and they're facing new challenges - often with fewer resources - as we all continue to fight through a global pandemic," said Jeff Wilke, CEO of Worldwide Consumer.