You Shop. Amazon Gives!
Many of our VFES families are already shopping on Amazon.com — there’s nothing you can’t find on Amazon! But did you know that every time you shop on Amazon, you could be benefiting the VFES PTO?
You can support VFES PTO every time you shop, at no extra cost to you – when you shop Amazon through AmazonSmile. Simply designate us as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to VFES PTO. It’s that easy!
Participating is Easy!
Whether you shop on your computer or your mobile app, it’s easy to set up VFES PTO as your charity:
Amazon Mobile App
To set up AmazonSmile in the Amazon app on your smartphone:
If you do not already have the Amazon shopping app, you can download it at Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOs). Install the app, and sign in using your Amazon account. Once you are set up, follow these steps to set up AmazonSmile:
- In the app, click the main menu (☰) at the bottom of the app screen, then click Settings (near the bottom of the page).
- Under Settings, select AmazonSmile.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Valley Forge Elementary School PTO as your chosen charity, if it isn’t already. Then click the Turn on AmazonSmile button to start earning donations for VFES PTO while you shop! That’s it!
Please note, AmazonSmile does not work in the mobile app on iPads or other tablets, only smartphones. On tablets, access Amazon through a browser to shop through AmazonSmile.
To begin shopping for VFES PTO, simply enter Amazon through our unique link at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2805246, or – even easier – use the convenient link at the top of our website each time you shop. That’s it!
The first time you click our link, you will be prompted to set Valley Forge Elmentary PTO as your charity. Once you have chosen your charity, Amazon will remember this for future visits; you do not need to select your charity each time you shop. However, you DO need to begin your shopping session by entering Amazon through our link or the link at the top of the VFES PTO website. If you begin your shopping session by going directly to amazon.com instead of AmazonSmile, your purchases will NOT be tracked through AmazonSmile and we will not receive the donation.
You can be sure you are shopping for VFES PTO by looking at the top left of your screen while you are shopping on Amazon. You should see the AmazonSmile logo, and Valley Forge Elementary School PTO as your supporting charity.
Additionally, when you check out, in your Order Summary screen, there will be a confirmation that your order is benefiting your charitable organization, as shown in the image to the right.
Helpful Tip: already have a cart full of items at amazon.com but forgot to start shopping at AmazonSmile? No problem. With your items in the cart, simply click our unique link or use the link at the top of our website. You will then enter AmazonSmile, but all of your purchases are still in your cart. No need to empty your cart and start over!
AmazonSmile is an excellent way for VFES PTO families to contribute to our school and our students without having to give up any extra time or money. If all of our parents who use Amazon would remember to shop through AmazonSmile, we could significantly increase our annual fundraising without having to ask our families to do any more than they already do to support us!