A photo of five children from the Inverclyde District Battalion Boys Brigade and their three leaders stood outside St John's Church in Gourock

The Amazon in the Community programme focuses on helping children and young people succeed in the digital world, and we support a range of local charities through England, Scotland and Wales around our fulfilment centres, customer service centre, development centres, Fashion Photography Studio and head office, to help improve the life outcomes of the next generation. The causes we support range from local schools to children’s hospitals to Scout groups.

Amazon has been investing in the communities in which we operate for many years. Individuals, teams and entire sites actively participate to raise funds for and deliver monetary and product donations to charities in their local community.

Employees at each Amazon location are able to select the local charities and community organisations to which they wish to donate. Employees are invited to nominate charities, and the local Charity Committee then creates a shortlist of three charities which employees vote on monthly. We also provide toys, books and Kindles to children in need throughout the festive season.

Examples of the charities we supported in 2017 include:

• Action for Children – Stepping Stones, we supported the Swansea-based child and family health centre with funding to continue the running of its services, providing parenting programmes, antenatal support, early year’s education services, such as ‘stay and play’ sessions; speech and language support and family learning.

• Weatherfield Academy, we provided books and funding for a trip to London’s Globe Theatre for pupils attending a local special educational needs school in Dunstable.

• Inverclyde & District Battalion Boys Brigade, we supported the Greenock based youth club with developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills through equipment for outdoor adventures and games.

If you would like to contact Amazon about your community activity please fill in this form here. Please note we only make donations to charities that align with our theme of helping children and young people succeed in the digital world. Our giving is focused on projects in the local communities around our fulfilment centres and head office.