To support families again this Christmas, Amazon have made a series of £2,000 donations to local Home-Start branches in the communities neighbouring our head office, Development Centres in Cambridge and Scotland and fulfilment centres across the country to help give children the foundations needed to learn, develop and reach their potential. The donations support a number of the charity’s activities, including recruitment and training for volunteers and Christmas parties with a visit from Father Christmas himself, hampers and fun-filled performances for families.
Home-Start works closely with families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues by providing the support of a volunteer who spends about two hours per week in a family’s home, supporting them in the ways they require.
“The charity is a lifeline for families in our community during times of need.”
The donations allow the charity’s volunteers to develop and increase the level of one-to-one intensive support offered to families with pre-school children ahead of the busy Christmas period, ensuring that they have a positive environment in which they can play and learn. Local Amazon teams have also visited Home-Starts we support to meet families benefitting from the charity’s support.
Amazon’s Warrington Site Leader, Edmon Yohannes said: “We’re happy to lend a helping hand to Home-Start once again this year. The charity is a lifeline for families in our community during times of need. The Amazon team really enjoyed meeting the staff and volunteers at Home-Start in Warrington and we’re pleased to support an important cause.”
Rachel Richards from Home-Start in Warrington added: “It’s wonderful to get a donation from Amazon again this year. Edmon and his team continue to support us in our efforts to provide a vital service to families across Warrington and to know that a local business like Amazon is behind us is really encouraging. I’d like to say thank you to Edmon and the Amazon team for helping us continue to support local vulnerable families in times of need.”
Amazon’s work with Home-Start forms part of our Amazon in the Community programme which is focused on giving all children an equal chance at succeeding in today’s digital society.