You can help raise vital funds for YSS thanks to a new charity scheme launched by Amazon.

The online retailer recently launched a new initiative called Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible items to charity at no cost to the customer.

YSS is a registered charity with Amazon Smile, which means you can help the charity to support some of the most marginalised people in society simply by shopping through, typing ‘YSS’ into the search bar and selecting YSS as your chosen charity.

From now on, 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and shipping) of eligible items that you purchase will be donated to the charity at no cost to you. To make sure YSS receives the donation, simply make your purchases by using, rather than You can choose YSS as your chosen charity and the donation generated by your purchase will be sent straight to YSS.

Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS, said: “The new Amazon Smile scheme is a brilliant opportunity to raise vital funds for YSS. It is a popular service used by thousands of people and so has great potential to raise money to support young carers, families in crisis and people coming out of prison. It’s great that we are able to be involved and we look forward to making our purchases through the Amazon Smile from now on.”

To find out more about Amazon Smile please go to To ensure your shopping generates donations for YSS, please choose YSS as your chosen charity and remember to shop through