Designate us as your favorite charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us! Thank you for continuing to support lay service in the Franciscan tradition.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Franciscan Mission Service every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same  prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Franciscan Mission Service.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You must shop through smile.amazon.com for the purchase to count for a donation. (Chrome users might consider installing the “Smile Always” plugin)

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select Franciscan Mission Service to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

From time to time, Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.