The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
Many of us shop online these days for gifts, household goods and even groceries. Did you know that you can make a charitable donation to Holy Innocents’ each time you shop on Amazon? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. We have set-up Holy Innocents Beach Haven with an AmazonSmile account and hope that you will consider earmarking your Amazon purchases with a donation to your church.
It is easy to do and every item available for purchase on AmazonSmile is available at the same price as on Amazon.com. Eligible products are marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the product page.
To select Holy Innocents Beach Haven as your charitable organization, follow these simple instructions:
1. Sign-in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser using your same Amazon sign-in credentials.
2. From your desktop, go to Account & Lists from the navigation menu at the top of any page, and then click Your Account from the drop down menu. On the bottom right of this page is a box, Shopping Programs & Rentals. Select the option Change Your Charity or Select One.
3. Search for “Holy Innocents Beach Haven” exactly as written or you won’t find us. Click Select and start shopping and donating!
Make sure to share this information with your family and friends who might like to donate through their purchases as well! My thanks to Chuck Hall for beginning this initiative just prior to turning over the Stewardship Committee to me and also to Jean Paich and Susan Hughes for setting it up for us. If you have any difficulty setting up AmazonSmile, please call me at 609-709-1240 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you get it up and running.
As we enter into our interim period and come to terms with our search for a rector to follow Father Frank, remember we remain faithful stewards of Holy Innocents as a parish: our buildings and grounds but also, importantly our people, each other.
May your days be filled with Peace,
Pat Peacock ~ Stewardship Chairman