Six charities across Greater Manchester have received over £6,000 in donations from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in the city.
The Amazon team donated £1,000 to Age Concern Manchester, £1,000 to Pankhurst Trust, £1,000 to Stockport Without Abuse, £1,000 to Home-Start Manchester, £1,000 in product donations to Together Dementia Support and a washing machine and a television, as well as £250 of Amazon vouchers, was donated to Coffee 4 Craig.
Age Concern used the funds to deliver food packages and provide essential cleaning to those vulnerable and in isolation. Pankhurst Trust, a charity that provides confidential advice and support for women in need, used the donation to help boost its community efforts during COVID-19.
Stockport Without Abuse used the support to continue developing a range of services for men, women and children affected by domestic abuse and Home-Start Manchester helped support struggling families facing financial hardship during COVID-19.
Together Dementia Support used its donation to purchase activity packs the charity sends to members to keep their minds happy and healthy during isolation and Coffee 4 Craig’s vouchers were used to buy new kitchen utensils. The Manchester Amazon team also visited the charity to help redecorate the charity’s kitchen.
The donations were made to the charities as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Neil Travis, General Manager at Amazon in Manchester, said: “The Greater Manchester area is home to some brilliant charities that do important work in our community. We are pleased to support these great causes and hope the donations will help the charities continue their excellent work.”
Francesca Raine, Fundraising and Development Manager from Pankhurst Trust added: “Isolation is a concerning time for many people, especially for people in situations of domestic abuse. We would like to thank Neil and the Amazon Manchester team for this donation, which will help support our efforts during COVID-19.”
Community donations is one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.
Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic breakfast and delivering three quarters of a million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.