If you’re a fan of Amazon.com, you’re already aware of how easy it is to shop online and get your purchases delivered – quickly – right to your door. Now there’s a way you can support your shopping habit and Swope Health at the same time!
Swope Health has joined this program to raise funds for patients and to make it easier for shoppers to support programs like our Healthcare for the Homeless and Adult Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) Day programs.
Amazon operates the Swope Health Smile site with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on product detail pages.
“The funds we receive from the AmazonSmile program will go to the Patients in Need fund,” said Amy Kuhnlein, Manager of Development and Community Affairs. “This fund helps patients with immediate needs that might otherwise go unmet.”
Each request for a grant from the Patients in Need Fund is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. In the past we’ve helped with medications, eye glasses, bus passes, dentures and more.
In addition to the AmazonSmile program, Swope Health has set up “Wishlist” pages to make it easy for anyone to assist with needed supplies. For example, see:
- Homeless outreach – This page supports the Community Outreach Clinic and Swope Health’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), which visits homeless shelters throughout the metro area to provide healthcare.
- The Adult CPRC Day program – This page supports the program that focus on building life skills through topics like gardening, cooking and art. Supplies for these activities are always welcome.
If you choose to purchase any items on these Wishlists, you can opt to have the items delivered directly to Swope Health.
Here is how you can help Swope Health every time you shop at Amazon: