Grocery & Shopping Programs


Do you shop at has the exact same products, prices, and features as Amazon.

Just follow a few easy steps to have AmazonSmile donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our school:

  1. Prior to shopping, start each session from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
  2. For the first time (only), you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Search for Forest Ridge and then choose: “Forest Ridge Elementary PTA” (official name is Pta Maryland Congress Forest Ridge Elementary School Howard.)
  3. Use each time you shop!

NEW (as of Summer 2020): AmazonSmile customers can now support Forest Ridge Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. Follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
  2. Sign in and go into the main menu of the app and tap 'Settings.’
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. When using the app, check for the AmazonSmile prime logo at the top. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Giles, FRES PTA, at Thank you for your support!