Shopping Tip: Use ‘Veterans Outreach Support’ on AmazonSmile

If you like to shop online, the AmazonSmile feature helps your purchases make a difference for local veterans at no extra cost! Here’s how.

 

Small actions can make a big difference. Like one simple conversation can connect a local veteran with life-changing support, one click on Amazon.com can help support our charity too.

Thanks to the ‘AmazonSmile’ initiative, shoppers can now have Amazon donate to their preferred causes every time they make a purchase. The donations are no extra charge for you, the shopper- the Amazon company covers the cost.

With the season of giving coming up fast, many of us are shopping online to buy presents for our loved ones. You can let them know their gift made a difference when you have ‘AmazonSmile’ enabled- read on to learn how!

 

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile offers the exact same low prices and wide selection of products as the traditional Amazon shopping experience, just with an automated feature that lets you give as you go.

It automatically applies a donation to your Amazon purchases (0.5% of the price on all eligible purchases) and sends it along to the charity of your choice. Those small donations add up! Since the initiative began, Amazon has donated £16.9 million to verified charities across the UK. Now Veterans Outreach Support is among the charities they feature.

 

How Do I Use It?

 

You can use AmazonSmile the same way you use Amazon- on your computer by website or on your phone by app. Go to smile.amazon.co.uk online, or find the AmazonSmile app in your app store.

To log in, you can use the same account details that you already use on the standard Amazon site and your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings will show up as usual. (If you don’t have an Amazon account but would like to make one, you can follow the steps after clicking ‘Sign Up.’)

The first time you open AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select the charitable organisation that will receive donations from your future purchases. To find VOS, please type in Veterans Outreach Support and click to select.

Then you just shop as normal, and Amazon will give a portion of your purchases directly to the meaningful work we do here for veterans in Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, Gosport, Fareham, and the Solent area.

Shopping and gifting become even more enjoyable when you know they’re contributing to a cause you believe in. If you’ve added Veterans Outreach Support to your AmazonSmile, we’d love to thank you! Let us know on social media or in person at one of our upcoming events, and let those in your life know they can do the same.

 

VOS is here to support veterans from the UK Armed Forces service, the Merchant Navy, and their partners. If you know a veteran (from any time of service), please pass our details along. If you’re a veteran or partner and are thinking about getting in touch, we would love to hear from you. Call us on 02392 731 767, visit one of our drop-ins, or email admin@vosuk.org.

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