Amazon “Smile” Program Ends But We Have “RaiseRight”

by Holly Bussey and Wendy Stasolla, for Fundraising

For years, non-profits have raised monies when supporters designate the non-profits in their Amazon purchases to receive a small but helpful contribution from Amazon through the Smile Program. UUCWC is no exception. However, it appears that the Smile Program will end as of February, 2023.

We encourage members to participate in the more robust fundraising program called RaiseRight. RaiseRight allows each of us to raise money by using gift cards instead of cash or credit to pay for everyday purchases like groceries, gas, dining out, that morning coffee addiction, even your family’s summer vacation. There are no meetings, no setup, no cleanup. It costs nothing, and depending on what company you use, UUCWC can earn LARGE percentages from the purchases. No selling. No extra time. No extra money. There’s a reason RaiseRight has been a top fundraiser for schools, churches, bands, sports teams, scouts, and many others for more than 25 years.

Learn more about our RaiseRight program at an Information session on Sunday, January 29th at 11:15 am in room 202 and also on Zoom. We will discuss the various ways members can buy gift cards for everyday shopping and support UUCWC with a percentage of the face value of the card going back to our church. You get the full gift card amount to spend, and UUCWC receives a 4%-12% donation depending on the store. You can choose from over 700 brands of grocery stores, pharmacies, clothing, sporting goods, hardware, office supplies, etc. If members regularly buy cards through the program for monthly shopping, it would create a steady stream of support for the church community we love.

Sign up on the Raise Right website or download the RaiseRight App to your phone. Pay by check (sent to the church), credit card (right on the site/app) or by linking a checking account. Check it out! Our enrollment code is TRVNR5BH8A4A.

Questions? Come to the information session or email Wendy Stasolla at