Amazon Smile

You’ve devoured the turkey, eaten your second (okay, third) piece of pumpkin pie and taken your annual Thanksgiving Day nap.  Now it’s time for the real game. No, we aren’t talking about the Dallas Cowboys or Detroit Lions football game. It’s time for some good old fashioned Black Friday shopping!  

We know you are making your lists and scouring the internet for the best Black Friday deals, and without a doubt, you have found some amazing finds.  Whether it’s a great find from Oprah’s Favorite Things or those new Apple AirPods you’ve been eyeing, we are here to remind you of a quick and easy way to donate to Outlook Nebraska simply by shopping on Amazon.

Through Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases to nonprofits. Since the beginning, the Amazon Smile program has donated $100 million to charitable organizations.

Shopping with Amazon Smile charities to support Outlook Nebraska is as easy as one, two, three:

Step one:  Navigate to the Outlook Nebraska Amazon Smile link (don’t forget to bookmark it for future shopping sessions).

Step two: Shop ‘til you drop: Outlook Nebraska will receive 0.5 percent of the purchase price for all eligible items in the form of a donation from Amazon.

Step three:  If you love Outlook Nebraska and the wonderful programs we provide to the blind and visually impaired community, share our Amazon Smile charities link with your friends and family.

Outlook provides a wide variety of enrichment programs for members of the blind and visually impaired community. These programs include adaptive technology training recreational activities and even live audio described theater performances and sporting events.  These specialized trainings and recreational activities empower our participants to live an independent and fulfilling life in their community.  

In addition to the enrichment programs, Outlook also provides employment opportunities for people of the blind and visually impaired community.  We are proud to say that; over 50 percent of our associates are visually impaired, working in roles such as IT, technology training, PR and marketing, human resources and accounting.  These employment opportunities allow for our associates to not only live self-sufficiently, but also participate in leadership roles and training throughout our organization.

Donations for the blind that Outlook Nebraska receives enable us to provide these enrichment and employment programs to the blind and visually impaired individuals from young adults to senior citizens. These programs make an immeasurable impact on their lives and the economy as a whole.

If you are a member of the blind and visually impaired community, or you have a loved one or friend wanting to independently shop online please contact us to learn more about our programs.

If you would like to make donations for the blind or volunteer for Outlook Nebraska, please visit our donation page to see how you can contribute to positively impacting the lives of the blind and visually impaired community.

We hope you have a restful Thanksgiving and that your day is filled with joyful memories and time well spent with your friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving from Outlook Nebraska and happy shopping on Black Friday!