July 13, 2018

Shopping tool can now lend a hand to Crime Stoppers

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has partnered with the Amazon online shopping service to help raise funds which will eventually help put criminals behind bars.

Subscribers to Amazon now have the ability to have a portion of the proceeds of their purchases designated to be donated to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.  Users of Amazon simply need to link existing accounts to Amazon Smile, and then select Southwest Florida Crimestoppers Program Inc.  Once Crime Stoppers is chosen as the charity of choice, .05 percent of all future purchases will be distributed to the local non-profit which serves Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.  There is no additional cost to Amazon subscribers to tap into the Amazon Smile program.

The partnership between Crime Stoppers and Amazon comes just days in advance of Amazon’s fourth annual Prime day on Tuesday, July 17th, which is considered by the online shopping service as one of its largest shopping days of the year, offering deeply discounted items and one of a kind products.

“Something as simple as shopping can now make a difference in the safety of your community,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “All monies generated through Amazon Smile will help fund Crime Stoppers, and ultimately assist in the payment of rewards to residents who call in anonymous tips.”