We’re heading into the season in which, for better or worse, a lot of shopping takes place. There are many ways to support Oregon Shores and coastal conservation.  Perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively, one of those ways can be shopping.  Both Amazon and Fred Meyer have community support programs in which Oregon Shores participates.  In each case, purchases result in contributions to our work, at no cost to the shopper. If you sign up as the holiday season begins, you can help to give us a boost into the new year.

Amazon bestrides the world like a retail colossus, but now the company is sharing a little of its largesse with non-profits through its AmazonSmile Foundation.  By designating your favorite non-profit group, which we hope is Oregon Shores, you can assure that a small share of the purchase price for whatever you buy will go to support the organization’s work.  To benefit Oregon Shores (or any other non-profit of choice) you will need to shop through the AmazonSmile site rather than the regular Amazon portal, but the shopping experience will be the same.

Go here if you would like to help Oregon Shores the next time you shop online through Amazon.  You can use your regular account, and everything else will remain the same, but .05% of each purchase goes to us.  For more information about the program, click here.

Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program divides up $2.5 million each year among non-profit organizations whose members or other supporters designate them as beneficiaries. If you shop at Fred Meyer, please consider helping Oregon Shores to protect the coast with every purchase.

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Oregon Shores at rewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number, FT512. Once you’ve done this, every time you use your Rewards Card, you help to build Oregon Shores’ stake in the company’s annual charitable giving. The amount received by the organization depends on the amount of spending attributed to us—the $2.5 million is divided up proportionately among the non-profits in the program.

Purchasers still earn Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates—their own benefits as shoppers aren’t reduced. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store. For more information about the program, go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards