Please Support Addison while shopping on Amazon
Sun, Dec 10 4:59pm
Addison Elementary

Dear Addison Community


Tis the season for giving and Amazon offers an easy way to add to your giving without extra spending.  And, it will directly benefit our own Addison Elementary School.  How cool is that! 


Do you shop on Amazon? If yes, it is easy to support Addison with each purchase without spending any extra money.  A few minutes to set up is all it takes once. 


It is just the Amazon you always use. Everything is exactly the same and there is no additional cost to you. Amazon gives Addison Elementary out of their charitable donations 0.5% every time you make purchases.  You don't spend anything more.  


1) If you type in the word 'smile.' before, , you will be brought to the same Amazon site, but giving from their charitable donations will automatically occur.  You can see the sites look almost the same...except for the 'smile'. Login to your Amazon account if you are not already automatically logged in.  


2) The first time you go to the 'Smile' side, you will be asked to choose the organization that you want to support. Screen shot is attached.  Search for 'Addison Elementary School PTA Palo Alto' in the "Pick Your Own Charitable Organization" box. There are many Addison's around the country so please make sure and choose our Palo Alto's Addison.  


3) Change your bookmark and mobile so that you go to the Smile site. We only get credit if you order from the Smile side. Shopping must be on'' every time.  The only difference between the Smile site and Amazon is the word Smile.  


Once you are set up, it will show up on the site as supporting Addison.  Screen shot is attached.  Do you have family and friends that wouldn't mind taking a minute and choosing Addison Elementary PTA Palo Alto? It costs the purchaser nothing but benefits our kids. 


What is AmazonSmile? 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. Please do choose Addison Elementary PTA Palo Alto.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile? 

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. 


How do I select a charitable organization 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. It will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at  will result in a donation.  Please select Addison Elementary PTA Palo Alto.


How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? 

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. For more information:  


¿Qué significa Amazon Smile? 

Amazon Smile es un programa en el cual Amazon donará el 0,5% de nuestras compras a la asociación benéfica que elijamos. Según la propia Amazon, el programa no tiene límite, Para aquellos que quieran participar en este programa, no tienen que crear una cuenta nueva ni tienen ni hacer nada parecido, sólo tienen que marcar esta dirección y elegir la organización benéfica que prefieran. Así que si tenéis que comprar ebooks, libros, música, dvd’s, etc… Sed generosos y apoyad el programa Amazon Smile