Amazon Smile Program Presents New Fundraising Opportunity
Online shopping website donates portion of purchase price to PCG

EDMOND—Shoppers who use the retail website can have the company donate a part of its profit to the Philadelphia Church of God. The section of the site enables shoppers to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase price to a charity organization of their choice. This process does not increase the prices charged to the shopper. Here is how to sign up.

  • Type into your web browser
  • Log in using your regular Amazon username and password
  • In the search bar at the bottom right corner, type “Philadelphia Church of God Inc.”
  • Many organizations have similar names. Select the organization with Edmond, Oklahoma, as its location.
  • On the right-hand side, click the yellow Select button
  • On the next screen, click the Yes checkbox to agree that you must log into rather than in order to donate
  • Click the yellow Start Shopping button
  • Continue shopping as normal

If you use to buy a $100 item, it will cost you the same amount as if you had purchased it on However, Amazon will donate 50 cents to the PCG. This is a small percentage, so it does not make sense to go out of your way to shop on Amazon or to pay more for items than you would on other retail websites like,, or, or at your local stores. If another store has the same item for less, it would make more sense to buy the item at the lowest price and put a dollar or two aside to add to your next PCG contribution, rather than buying more expensive items at

However, if you do use and it does offer you the best price and value on a given item, you can help the PCG by switching from to as described above. Some PCG members have already begun using the site and have generated more than $2,000 since we began using this program in early 2017. Within that same time frame, has given away more than $89 million to charities.

You may have previously heard about the PCG being available as a beneficiary on The Church delayed announcing this fundraising option because it was labeled as “Protestant.” The administration has now corrected this detail.

Referring to the four donations the PCG receives each year, comptroller Jason Hensley said, “It is exciting to get that notification once a quarter. With a few clicks, people can make a big difference.”