Philadelphia Works is excited to announce that we are now registered as a charitable organization to receive donations through AmazonSmile! The AmazonSmile program is a simple way for PhilaWorks to secure funding in support of our mission and vision. We look forward to your support as we continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and recharge Philadelphia's workforce.

At no additional cost to you, shopping through AmazonSmile allows individuals to support their charitable organization of choice. As we look ahead to the holiday season, we hope that you make your Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile and select "Philadelphia Works Inc" as your charity of choice. We encourage you to share this opportunity to support PhilaWorks with your professional network, family, and friends. 



How do I sign up for AmazonSmile?

  1. Get the mobile app or visit through your browser
  2. Turn on Amazon Smile following the directions on your browser or mobile app
  3. Support PhilaWorks or your favorite charitable organization by shopping as usual 😊

Am I charged more through AmazonSmile because of the donation?

No – the prices don’t change between and Or, in Amazon’s words, “The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.”

I have Amazon Prime. Will using AmazonSmile effect my  Prime benefits?

Nope! If you have Prime, your Prime perks (like two-day shipping!) will apply to all your AmazonSmile purchases.

I prefer to use the Amazon app on my phone – can I use AmazonSmile there?

Yes! To opt-in through the Amazon app, go to the menu, scroll down to, and click “Settings.” Once in settings, click on “AmazonSmile” and follow the prompts to get AmazonSmile set up in the app!

Are all purchases eligible for a charitable donation?

To make a purchase eligible for AmazonSmile, the customer must add and buy a product through Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

How much will PhilaWorks earn from AmazonSmile?

For every person that designates Philadelphia Works as their charitable recipient, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of each eligible purchase they make on This means that for every $1,000 spent, PhilaWorks will receive $5.

Do I have to select Philadelphia Works as my charity of choice?

No – it’s completely voluntary! You can use AmazonSmile to support any nonprofit organization.

Can I designate more than one charity for AmazonSmile?

No, you can only have one charity selected at a time. However, you can change your selection at any time.

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