Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Thurrock charities boosted by Amazon donation

THE Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury has donated £3,000 to charities that provide domestic abuse and counselling services.

Changing Pathways provides free and confidential services for people across South and South West Essex who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and other forms of harassment. 

The charity provides temporary accommodation, counselling and a range of services to help those affected by domestic abuse feel safe. Changing Pathways received £2,000 from Amazon.

Open Door Thurrock provides information and advice services for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It offers counselling, mentoring and coaching, housing and benefits guidance and advocacy for children and young people in care. The charity received £1,000 from Amazon in Tilbury.

Carlos Guijarro Benito, General Manager at Amazon in Tilbury, said: “On behalf of everyone here at Amazon, I would like to thank Changing Pathways and Open Door Thurrock for the valuable services they provide for our community. We are pleased to support their efforts with these donations.”

Mike Kelly from Open Door Thurrock, added: “It has been a difficult year for young and vulnerable people, but we are continuing to provide virtual services for those who need support, so a big thanks to Amazon for this donation.”

Community donations are 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 more than four million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.


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