Amazon Axes Charity Program Amid Cost-Cutting Moves

From an AP story by Haleluya Hadero headlined “Amazon axes charity program amid wider cost-cutting moves”:

Amazon is ending a charity donation program it ran for a decade in its latest cost-cutting move.

In a blog post, the company said the program, called AmazonSmile, will shut down by February 20 because it had “not grown to create the impact” the retailer had hoped.

The program allowed Amazon to donate a small percentage of eligible purchases to a charity selected by shoppers.

“With so many eligible organizations—more than 1 million globally—our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin,” the company said.