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We’re smiling about AmazonSmile

Introducing a new way to donate to the Arboretum

[August 21, 2014] As a not-for-profit organization, the Dubuque Arboretum is always looking for creative ways to raise funds to support and ensure the future of our beautiful place.

  • Our FestivalsRose, Hosta, Herb, to name a few — are one way we raise funds … they’re also a way to educate and inform about the many different types of plants, trees, and flowers that can enhance your own home’s grounds. [If you’re not a gardener yourself, you can just visit us and enjoy ours! :-D]
  • Our Music in the Gardens (MITG) Concert Series is another way we raise funds. [The Dubuque Arts Council is the beneficiary of the freewill offerings at its own sponsored concert events.] All of the other MITG events are Arboretum-sponsored (along with some great community business partners). The Arboretum keeps 100% of those intermission contributions and we thank you so much for your generosity!
  • amazon_smile-500x448AmazonSmile is our newest creative way to raise funds for the Dubuque Arboretum. The Arboretum is now registered to receive donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation. We’re inviting you to select us as your charity because every time you buy through amazon, you’ll be giving to the Arboretum financially … easily, automatically … at no cost to you.

You can designate your charitable organization now by clicking the button below.


And of course, we hope you’ll designate the Dubuque Arboretum!



AmazonSmile-LogoWhat is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Sandi-HelgersonHow do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

Thank you so much for considering this giving option! More questions? Please visit: 


Sandi Helgerson | Executive Director, Dubuque Arboretum



Recently we posted to facebook a free Kindle book that was available on amazon.com that day. We hope you were able to take advantage of that free title (Growing Culinary Herbs) and that you’ll find it helpful as you grow and cultivate your own herbs. As we hear of other relevant one-day offers, we’ll post them as well.

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