Did you know that every time you shop through Amazon you can support us by using Amazon Smile? Being part of this scheme won’t cost you or Helen & Douglas House a penny! Anyone who shops via Amazon Smile can now donate 0.5% of his or her purchases to Helen & Douglas House.
How does AmazonSmile work?
For the donation to be triggered, you must visit smile.amazon.co.uk and designate Helen & Douglas House as charity of your choice. When you buy qualifying items, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price, excluding VAT, shipping fees and returns.
The choice of charity is made when you first visit the site but you can change your preference at any time.
How to setup AmazonSmile and choose Helen & Douglas House as your Charity?
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on Amazon.com are available at Amazon Smile.
2. Sign in and choose your charity
If you’re not signed, enter your Amazon account email and password. On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select a charitable organisation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Simply search for “Helen & Douglas House”.
You will be given a list of possible matches. Select “Helen & Douglas House”, Once selected, you will receive an email confirmation.
Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation.
4. Begin shopping
Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. No extra cost is passed onto you – Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Helen & Douglas House.
Once you start using Amazon Smile, you will be able to watch the donations add up!
Shopping via Desktop
Once you’ve selected Helen & Douglas House, just remember to use the dedicated website – smile.amazon.co.uk, shop as normal but remember you must check out on the Amazon Smile website for us to get the donation.
Shopping via the Amazon App on mobile or tablet
You can’t currently use Smile on the Amazon app, so the easiest thing to do is to save the Amazon Smile check out page as a bookmark on your homescreen. Then you can use the app as normal. Once you’re ready to check out just open the bookmark, where your Amazon basket will be waiting.
How to Use Amazon Smile on the App
- Visit smile.amazon.com in Safari.
- Next, hit the share button at the bottom middle of your screen.
- Now click add to Home Screen. You have just created a shortcut to the Amazon Smile page to easily navigate here from the homepage.
5. Share with others
After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on Amazon Smile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete.
Thanks for supporting us by using Amazon Smile, and helping us provide emotional and medical care, and ‘offer a shoulder’ to families at every stage.