Support Home-Start by shopping online with Amazon Smile :)

If there’s one thing that 2020 (and 2021) has taught us, it’s that shopping from home can be quite a lot of fun!

No more squeezing into small, dark changing rooms, possibly accompanied by a small child, and feeling that twinge of sympathy for the person next door, who is clearly having trouble with a resistant clasp. No more staggering through the market day crowds with a box the size of a small car, wondering what it is about Argos that makes you buy massive things when you only went in for a My Little Pony.

Instead, shopping from home means you can sit down on the comfiest chair in the house (perhaps after removing the cat first), press a few buttons and it’s done. It’s a bit like shopping in the Middle of Lidl, only without the enormous queue at the checkout. And then there’s the added excitement of having the parcels come straight to your door.

Shopping through Amazon Smile to support Home-Start

But did you know that while you’re shopping online you can support charities too? How? Well, there are many ways to do that, but if you love shopping with Amazon, then why not consider signing up to Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile is the charity branch of Amazon UK, and every time you shop using the Smile page, Amazon donates a percentage of your sale to your chosen charity. It doesn’t cost you, as the shopper, a penny; but every penny you spend contributes towards a good cause. In fact, since signing up with Amazon Smile, Home-Start has received over £200 in donations, simply from people going about their regular online shopping through Amazon. It’s such an easy way to make a worthwhile contribution to a local charity!

How do I get started with Amazon Smile?

Setting up your Amazon Smile account is easy, it works with your existing Amazon or Amazon Prime account, and knowing that your shopping can help to support charities like Home-Start is sure to put a smile on your face.

So why not sign up today? All you need to do is:

  • visit
  • Sign in with your credentials
  • Choose Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire (HSRSC) to receive donations

Other ways to support Home-Start

There are other ways, of course, that you can help us to support more local families.

You could make a one-off or monthly donation through our Virgin Money Giving page, text donate to our Hug in a Mug campaign, hold a coffee morning or bake sale and ask guests to make a donation to HSRBSC… you could even take part in a sporting challenge such as a fun run or skipathon, the list is endless.

Visit our What can I do to help? page for more ideas.

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