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Donate to the SHS Using Amazon Smile

If you’re like many of us, an Amazon box on your doorstep may be a common occurrence, especially during this time at home. But did you know that you can shop at Amazon and support the SHS at the same time? It’s true!

When you visit Amazon via and select the SHS as your charity of choice, the Amazon Foundation will automatically donate a portion of your Amazon purchases to the SHS. So whether you’re restocking on household staples or springing for a new set of tires, you’ll be helping to promote local history and connect the people of Sudbury to our rich past every time you shop.

Once charity selection is complete, you’ll need to make sure you always make your purchases through Amazon Smile (orders made through regular Amazon won’t qualify). It’s quick and easy to ensure you always use Amazon Smile, just follow the directions below.

Setting Up Amazon Smile

If the link above doesn’t direct you to the right place, you can also select the SHS as your charity of choice by signing in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser. The first time you visit the website, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. Choose Sudbury Historical Society.

If you already have a selected charity but wish to switch your selection to the SHS, just sign to on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From there, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Ensuring That You Always Make Purchases Through Amazon Smile

Only purchases made through Amazon Smile will generate donations for the SHS. Unfortunately, orders made through regular Amazon won’t qualify. You can make sure you go to Amazon Smile instead of Amazon using bookmarks or plugins.

If you set up a bookmark to amazon smile, and always use your bookmark when you go shopping, you'll always be in the right place.

If you are using Chrome, you can install the Smile Always or Smilematic Chrome extension to make sure you always go to the right place. To get one of these extensions, visit or

  • Follow the directions, they will ask you to click the “Add to Chrome” button.
  • And you’re done! Every time you try to visit Amazon, you’ll be redirected to instead.