Support Your Parish & Smile While You Shop!

If you purchase from Amazon at any time during the year, please login and buy through Amazon Smile to generate a donation to the parish. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the nonprofit you choose. Even these small sums can really add up for us. Here’s how to do it:

  1. In your internet browser go to and log in using your Amazon credentials.
  2. After signing in, you will be directed to a page to select your charitable organization.
  3. Under the heading “Or pick your own charitable organization” enter the full name of “The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York” then click “SELECT.”


Once you’ve specified Ascension as the beneficiary of the 0.5% donation on your purchases, whenever you choose to shop online using Amazon, start from the URL in your web browser. You should see this near the top of the Amazon page to confirm that your purchases go to support the parish:

Using Amazon Smile on Your Android Phone

Note: The Amazon shopping app on your phone must be up to date from the Google Play app store.
  1. Follow the steps above using a browser (on your computer or on your phone) to set up Ascension as the nonprofit for your support.
  2. From the menu on your phone’s Amazon app, go to Settings.
  3. In Settings, look for Amazon Smile and follow the steps.

Using Amazon Smile on Your iPhone

Note: The Amazon iOS app now supports Amazon Smile natively; although you may still need to access your account through the method below to set it up to donate to Ascension.
  1. Open the Safari browser on your phone.
  2. Go to
  3. Sign in using your Amazon credentials.
  4. If you haven’t already set up your charitable contribution, you will be taken to the selection screen.
  5. Type in the full name “The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York” and select “Search”
    Search for
  6. Our parish (founded in 1827) will probably be the first in the list. Select it.
    Select Ascension (founded in 1827)
  7. Confirm that you understand that to support the Church of the Ascension via Amazon’s Smile program, you will need to start your shopping at, and select “Start Shopping.”
    confirm your choice by checking the box and select
  8. Once you’re back on the Amazon shopping homepage, you should see the URL at the top as “” showing that you’re now supporting The Church of the Ascension in the City of New York.