If you are doing some shopping this week in the Black Friday sales, you can chose to support one of over a hundred Kingston based charities at no extra cost to you. Sign up to Amazon smile. It’s a 3-step process.

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Step One – join Amazon Smile

Sign up on your web browser. Select your favourite charity to start generating donations. It’s a 0.05% donation from Amazon based on you spend at no extra cost to you or the price of the product.

Step Two – download the Amazon Shopping app

Or update you Amazon Shopping App to the latest version on your device.

Step Three - Turn on AmazonSmile

Open the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu (). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Using your web browser on a PC/Laptop?

To generate donations for your selected charity, always shop via smile.amazon.co.uk when you are using your desktop/laptop browser. You can add a shortcut to your web browser and if you already use the Amazon Shopping assistant, it will also direct to the smile.amazon.co.uk site.

You can read more fulsome instructions here on Amazon’s website

Giving Tuesday

And don’t forget on Tuesday December 1st 2020, it is Giving Tuesday..

Last year over £14.2 million was donated to UK charities – it worked out at almost £10,000 per minute.

Giving Tuesday is not just about parting with cash, it’s also about volunteering your time; share your skills; campaigning for something; donating goods, food, or clothes; organising a community event like a street or park clean-up or a coffee morning. Whatever you can do under lockdown 2 restrictions.