Amazon is shutting down its charity platform as part of the company’s recent cost-cutting efforts.
The AmazonSmile program that allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases through the company to selected non-profit organizations will end next month, according to a Wednesday announcement from the online retailer.
“We are writing to let you know that we plan to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023,” Amazon said. “We will continue to pursue and invest in other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change — from building affordable housing to providing access to computer science education for students in underserved communities to using our logistics infrastructure and technology to assist broad communities impacted by natural disasters.”
Amazon added that it would help charities that receive donations