Park Lane Primary

Amazon Smile

The Friends of Park Lane Primary School Association is a registered charity, and as such is a member of the Amazon Smile program.

How does AmazonSmile work ?
When first visiting, Amazon customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers.

How do I sign up ?

Visit and search for 'Friends of Park Lane'. A table of results will be displayed for your search and the Friends of Park Lane Primary School Association in Tilehurst will appear near the top of the list. Select Friends of Park Lane Primary School Association as your preferred charity.

After I've signed up, what next ?

When you visit all the items eligible for an Amazon donation are displayed. Fill your basket, check-out and pay, knowing that within the next calendar quarter Amazon will make a donation on your behalf.

The website contains ALL the products and items eligible for a donation from Amazon. The main website contains a mixture of products that are and are not eligible.

But I use the Amazon App on my phone - and it doesn't offer Smile ! What should I do ? 

Unfortunately for the iPhone there is no solution - apart from using the website. 

If you use an Android phone then you can change your app to use Smile ! Here's how you do it in 3 simple and quick steps:

Step 1 : Make sure you have the latest version of the Amazon app installed

Step 2  : In the top LEFT HAND corner tap the menu icon and then select settings.

Step 3 : You will see Amazon Smile listed - select and follow the remaining instructions.

That's it - you are all set.

If you have an iPhone or use the website and having to change to Smile each time is a pain ! What should I do ?

The trick is to add a Home Screen icon that takes you directly to the Smile Amazon website. 

Launch Safari and navigate to Tap the Bookmark icon at the bottom of the screen (it resembles a box with an upward-pointing arrow). scroll up until you can tap the 'Add to Home Screen'. Accept the suggested name for the shortcut, or enter one you like better

If you you want to go one step more and make sure that you always use the Smile website and not the App - then you can delete the App!  Don't worry, this will not delete your Amazon account or any of your settings.

To do this, tap and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle. Tap the cross at the top left of the icon and confirm that you want to delete it. 


Please note that you must choose items via the website for

the donation to be registered.