Amazon's donation to Stepping Stones charity

Staff and volunteers at Stepping Stones in Luton have received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunstable. 

Stepping Stones is a Luton-based charity that’s dedicated to empowering women who have suffered domestic abuse or are vulnerable due to substance misuse. The charity provides hope and the skills and resources to make positive life choices. 

Stepping Stones provides support services for women and their children and families suffering from drug addiction and substance abuse. The charity also helps those who may have offended or re-offended or be victims of domestic abuse, living in Luton and Central Bedfordshire. 

The charity plans to use the donation to help develop its services to support women during COVID-19. 

The donation was made to Stepping Stones as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK. 

Edmon Yohannes, General Manager at Amazon in Dunstable, said: 

“The staff and volunteers at Stepping Stones provide a vital service in our community, particularly during COVID-19. We’re happy to support their efforts with this donation and I’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for the people of Luton and Bedfordshire during these difficult times.” 

Nicky Panton, CEO of Stepping Stones, added: “Like many local organisations, we’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and this donation from Amazon will enable us to keep helping the women in our community who need us most. I’d like to say thank you to Edmon and his team from all of us here at Stepping Stones.” 

Community donations is one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon has joined a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19. Amazon’s logistics network, along with Royal Mail, will deliver test kits to critical workers and diagnostic sites set up around the UK.
Amazon is also providing free online STEM resources to students in lower-income communities to enable learning to continue during school closures and is working with charity partner Magic Breakfast to ensure they can continue to provide free breakfast provisions to children in disadvantaged areas. 

Source: Amazon

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