The purpose of our charity, Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum USA, Inc., is to provide financial support from US taxpayers to the museum in Ireland of the same name. While we receive a share of government grants and other assistance, our primary source of income is ticket sales, which are down over 75% this year. For this reason, we are more appreciative than ever of our donors who choose to support us.

But if you shop on Amazon, there is an almost seamless way you can help. We would very much appreciate your shopping using their “Smile” program, which is their charitable giving program that donates 0.5% of the sale proceeds to a charity you designate. It is very simple to do: First click the following link:

This will either designate us as your favorite charity, or you may be asked to find us on a list (Hint: We are the only “Foynes”) or enter our Charity ID, 84-2861777. After that, just shop! But always use the link to start, or after the first time, just replace the “www” in “” with “smile”, shopping at at “” instead. You can even designate us on your Amazon smartphone app!

Thank you in advance for your support!

David Brown, Managing Director
Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime USA Inc.