Here’s an opportunity we’re really grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday, this weekend, this month, and (we hope) for years to come.
You’re just one click away from getting to share a small portion of every dollar you spend there with Californians Aware, not just on Black Friday but steadily into the indefinite future.
CalAware supports Californians’ rights to open, honest and ethical government at the local and state levels, free speech on matters of public concern, fearless reporting and protected whistleblowing.
Our completely pro bono efforts to advance these liberties in court and the legislature—to say nothing of o rely on voluntary donations—but this is one case where we don’t ask anyone to sacrifice for our benefit.  We just hope they will Smile.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Californians Aware every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as with, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate half a percent of the purchase price to CalAware. For example, your $50 purchase would earn CalAware $2.50—nothing to sneeze at this winter or any other time of the year.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile to support CalAware?

To shop at AmazonSmile and support CalAware, simply go here from the browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier 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 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, Amazon 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.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Check the complete AmazonSmile program details.