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  • If you are an Amazon subscriber / customer, there is a way that many of your purchases can earn Direct Connections to Africa 0.5% of that purchase. 

  • “The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.” 

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. 

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 make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

  • 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. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

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. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. In order for Direct Connections to Africa to receive these benefits, you must go to SMILE.AMAZON.COM. Going to AMAZON.COM will not benefit. Although it is the same company, the “Smile.” tells Amazon computers that you are looking to support DCTA.

  • Here you will see what the screens looks like when you go to select Direct Connects to Africa.

    AFTER SELECTING DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO AFRICA, You should see this screen (below) that gives you an update regarding donations based on your purchases, total, to date, that DCTA has received from, and total that the program has generated in total to all charities.