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AmazonSmile discontinued as of February 2023

Unfortunately for Ocracats and many other charities, Amazon has discontinued its program that enabled customers to designate the value of a portion of their purchases to be donated to charity. Each year, Ocracats received about $2500 through this program--about one month's worth of food for the island cats. The good news is that the program will continue through February 20, so if you have already selected Ocracats as your AmazonSmile charity, any purchases before that date will generate a donation.

For some time, the Ocracats Amazon wish list has only been visible to people who have Ocracats as their charity, so it is not clear what will happen to our wish list. We will let you know when we know! Until then, we still have a Chewy wish list, and gift cards to either Amazon or Chewy are always welcome.

We are grateful to Amazon for their past support as well as to everyone who has selected Ocracats as their charity!

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1 day ago
Ocracats

January 22, 2023: Well, here he is! Our Mr. Harvey! He is one long-haired beauty with the best whiskers! He likes to come to you after he gets to know you and he loves to play. He has a sweet, curious personality still keeping some of his kitten shyness. Harvey is the brother of Mayflower, Pilgrim and Maizee and he is ready for his forever home! Harvey is at the 10-12 week age, has had his 2 sets of kitten vaccinations, eats well! and uses his litter box ( after he's done playing in it!). He loves to chase things around their playtime playpens! It was hard to get him to stand still.🥰 We have had some inquiries and if you are interested in adopting Mr. Harvey make sure you have an adoption application with us , found on our website at www.ocracats.org. He is a sweetie who will love one-on- one time with a family who has patience with his bashfulness🥰😘 ... See MoreSee Less

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I live 3 hrs away. how may I adopt him. I have 2 rescues that are looking for another brother or sister..lol..

Gorgeous fur fella. Gonna be a big fluffy! ❤️🐈😊

Tuxedos are the sweetest, most loving cats I've ever been around!

What a beautiful boy! I doubt he'll be bashful long.

Oh. He is a handsome fellow

He is BEAUTIFUL!

What a beautiful fella!

Another gorgeous Tuxedo kitty!

He's so cute

So adorable!❤️

Absolutely gorgeous ❤️

Cuteness overload!

Those whiskers!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Gorgeous 💕

So sweet!!

Tyrell Smith

Hope Welling Thompson

Handsome!

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4 days ago
Ocracats

As of February 20, 2023, Amazon Smile will no longer exist for charities. You might have gotten a notice of this if you are signed up for Amazon Smile. We want to thank all of you who have had Ocracats as your Amazon Smile recipient. In 2022, Ocracats received a total of $ 2432.19 from all of the Smile purchases! Wow! This was such a tremendous help to us, we hate to see it go. We thank Amazon for this fundraising outlet for our work and we hope they continue to help others in need. 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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That is truly upsetting news. I actually bought things on Amazon at times when the price was higher just because a portion was going to Ocracats. I would their revenue would be able to still be large enough for this program to continue. Does anyone have a screenshot of the letter/email?

I was so sad to hear this. I was even more sad that I didn't know that Ocracats was a Smile option until mid 2022, so sorry I couldn't help you out more.

I got my email about it yesterday. I am not happy! Ocracats was my Smile donation. I too bought things at higher prices or things I may have not really needed so Ocracats could get their donation.

As I tweeted at Amazon, I too, often bought things there solely because of the AmazonSmile donations, so this means that I will be buying much less from them. I hope that they are hearing this from a lot of people.

I thought the email I received from Amazon said they would let Organizations put up Wish List instead???

My husband and I have debated not renewing our Prime membership, and this decision has not helped our decision to renew. I often recommended this option for donation for your organization and a local rescue as well. Very disappointing 😞

I had to post each part of the screenshot of the letter separately; don’t know why it wouldn’t let me post all in one post. I personally think Ocracats is one of the best causes I know of and I am sad to see this donation option go.

Do you all still have your wish list set up with Chewy? I know it's not the same concept but just wondering

Wow that is an amazing amount!! Lots of Ocracat love! I did get the notice and was sad to hear..

I was so sad to see this. I see that the wish list is still in place, thank goodness. Do you have a wish list? Sometimes we drop off cans of food at the tackle shop, but I am open to your suggestions

It is sad. I use Smile for a local animal charity "Faithful Friends" which does great work where we live. I will miss sharing portions of my purchases with them.

While it is sad to see the Smile option go, please keep an Amazon wish list so that we can donate directly things you may need!

I’m bummed that they are stopping this program.

Anyone that shops at Kroger can participate in their community program. I'm not sure what Ocracats would need to do to become a part of this.

Thanks for all you do. Donation sent.

Oh no! Ocracats is my nonprofit. I have not received anything from Amazon.😥

I am so sorry to hear this! 😢

Yeah I’m not happy about that but I hope I see a small drop in general prices as a result. Prime is jacked up so that donations can be made and now it’s not.

Oh no! I haven't seen that notice yet. So sorry.

In loving memory of Nina Ward

Major bummer. Got the amazon notice today

Omg why???

What? Why?

Wait. What? Why?

I saw that!

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6 days ago
Ocracats

January 17, 2023: The NEW, not-misprinted calendars have been sent out to everyone who ordered a calendar(s) from December 7, 2022 until new orders were processed up until today. These were all sent out in today's mail, so you should receive them by the end of the week. Of course , no charge to anyone who had received a misprinted calendar. If you do not receive a NEW calendar(s), after you received the misprinted calendar(s), please email us or comment here! 🙂 We're doing our best to resend calendars to all those who received a misprinted one. Again, we are so sorry!

**New calendars are available for online ordering! 😘 Please use the calendar order form found on a post below. Calendars are 16 month ( began in Sept. 2022), but you get the entire 2023 year, too! They are $25.00 each, which includes shipping. Thank you!
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Amazon and Chewy.com Wish Lists!

Want to help us out? Ocracats has lists of supplies we need at both

Amazon (only viewable if you've selected Ocra Cats [two words] as your Amazon Smile charity)

and

Chewy.com

The list of supplies and links to Amazon can also be found HERE.

 

Thank you so much for your support!