From the President and Chairman

The American Retirees Education Foundation (AREF) is a research and education affiliate of the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) that creates whitepaper proposals and retiree education materials. The AREF, as a 501(c)(3) charitable education foundation… qualifies for AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the AREF. While some NRLN members currently use AmazonSmile and that .5% creates some revenue for AREF, if several thousand more NRLN members, their families and friends signed up for AmazonSmile purchases we could create even more support.

We continue to research and prepare podcast, Facebook and specific NRLN messaging information to combat the action that can now be taken to enroll you in an original Medicare Direct Contraction Entity without your permission (read more at ).

We are also working with national media sources and healthcare policy advisors/experts on this Medicare privatization issue. If you are among the millions of Americans who shop on Amazon, you can benefit the AREF, at no additional Amazon price or expense to you by simply buying through AmazonSmile. No matter how much you purchase anytime the 0.5% applies. AREF creates value NRLN uses daily and it educates other national lobby organizations on the same proposals NRLN supports. You may wonder, why not just donate to NRLN? That would be ideal but NRLN is a 501(c)(4) lobby organization, not a charity, it cannot receive charitable donations from AmazonSmile. Your generous contributions help to provide funding to the AREF whenever you make Amazon purchases. Bill Kadereit, Chairman and President, American Retirees Education Foundation President, National Retiree Legislative Network

How do we shop to benefit AREF?

When you buy using the special site and select the American Retirees Education Foundation as your charitable non-profit, a portion of the sale – 0.5% -- is donated to AREF!

Just use this unique link assigned to AREF from AmazonSmile:

Bookmark this link in your “Favorites so that you can go back to it again and again. You will see products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on product detail pages, because AmazonSmile only donates in the contiguous United States.


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is Amazon’s corporate charitable foundation website. It lets you shop Amazon as usual, with one important difference: the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to a charitable organization. READ THE WHITE PAPER

How is AmazonSmile different from the “regular”

All products, prices and availability are the same. Your Amazon login and password and your saved shopping lists from past orders are all the same. You’ll know you’re on the right “version” of the  shown in your browser address window:

Once you have selected AREF, you’ll also see this statement under the URL address bar: “Supporting: American Retirees Education Foundation.”

Using AmazonSmile is an easy and extra way for you to support AREF. You shop anyway, so why not let Amazon make a donation to AREF?

To learn more about AmazonSmile go to 

Sign-up for AmazonSmile to support AREF click on the “Get Stated” button and select as your charity the American Retirees Education Foundation.

Thank You from the NRLN and AREF!

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