Support the Arboretum through your normal every-day shopping
Many stores offer programs where their patrons can direct a portion of the sale to a non-profit of their choice. Friends of Boone County Arboretum is signed up for these kinds of programs at the following stores. If you shop at any of them, please consider setting up your account so that your every-day purchases help support the Arboretum, at no additional cost to you.
Kroger (and Fred Meyer, Ralph's, etc.)
If you don’t already have one, get a "Kroger Plus" card from your local store. Then create an account on their website www.kroger.com and link your card to your account. While logged-in on the Kroger website, go to your "Account Summary" page. At the very bottom, in the "Community Rewards" section, make sure your account is set up for "Friends of Boone County Arboretum." (There are many "Friends" organizations in their system, our entry is quicker to find by searching for Boone Arboretum.)
This Community Rewards designation needs to be repeated each year; currently their renewal cycle is set for August. Check your account to make sure it is still set.
Instead of using Amazon's general website, shop through their secondary site: smile.amazon.com. You’ll find the exact same vast selection, low prices, and convenient shopping experience as at their main site, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price (from eligible products) to your specified charity, at no additional cost to you. Tens of millions of products are eligible for these Smile donations, and are marked as such on their product detail pages. If you already have an existing Amazon account, that account will also work at AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry and other account settings are also the same.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) you need to select "Friends of Boone County Arboretum" as your charitable organization of choice. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make thereafter at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to us.
Do you know of any other companies that offer this type of program? Please contact us so we can begin the process of setting up our organization with their program.