Posted on: November 23, 2015

You Shop. Amazon Gives to FXUA.

You Shop. Amazon Gives to FXUA.

Cyber Monday became a popular custom in the US when retailers began offering their best deals of the year online on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday’s biggest difference from the traditional Black Friday shopping day is that online shoppers don’t have to wait in lines outside of a store and literally fight others to get a product they want. Instead, shoppers can enjoy great deals without the crowds and without leaving the comfort of their own homes or offices.

This year Amazon will offer what they are touting as “tens of thousands” of deals between now and December 22nd. You can take advantage of the best online deals with Amazon and support Fairfax University of America without spending extra money if you sign in with AmazonSmile.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support FXUA when you shop online, and it costs you nothing above the cost of the item you purchase.  When you shop at, you’ll find the same selection and pricing that is on, but a portion of the purchase price will be donated to FXUA by Amazon.  You can use your regular account to login to AmazonSmile, and all of your existing wish lists, registries, and other settings will be there for you.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to FXUA?
Most products are AmazonSmile eligible, but a few are not.  Look for “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail page to verify eligibility.

How do I designate FXUA as the donation recipient?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you will be asked to select the charitable organization that you want to receive donations.  Just select FXUA.  After that, AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to FXUA.

How much will AmazonSmile donate to FXUA?
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, AmazonSmile may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on some products.

Do I receive a tax deduction for the donation FXUA receives?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

Interested in making a tax-deductible donate directly to FXUA?
See the Support FXUA webpage.