Taking poverty off the table in Seattle
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Our communities
Amazon has long been committed to communities where our employees live and work. Today, we’re diving deeper than ever to provide innovative, creative and unique ways to support communities across the world. We are focused on our neighbors in immediate need – families fighting homelessness, hunger, and natural disasters.

We are focused on the next generation – providing resources and igniting passion for STEM education. We follow the energy of our employees – we encourage Amazonians to champion the causes and organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. These are just some of our efforts to support our neighbors.

Why we choose to include

Helping people with disabilities find employment is part of Amazon's commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Delivering relief to communities impacted by natural disasters

The Disaster Relief by Amazon team helps us coordinate relief efforts around the world.

Amazon to build a permanent Mary's Place family shelter within its Seattle headquarters

This first-of-its-kind partnership will include 65 rooms, sheltering more than 200 homeless women, children, and families each night.

A $2 million running start to stop homelessness

Thanks to generous donors and supporters, Washington, D.C.-based Friendship Place met their $1 million match offer from Amazon.

Helping those on the brink of homelessness in Boston

Dorchester is home to St. Mary’s Center - a wonderful organization that assists 600 children and families each year with shelter and services to help them transition into permanent homes and sustainable employment.

What is the banana stand?

The Amazon community banana stand started in 2015 as a fun, quirky way to hand out healthy snacks to anyone in the community.

Providing counsel for our neighbors

Amazon legal pro bono team supporting families at Mary's Place.

$10 million for Code.org and STEM education

Amazon believes that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
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Expanding access to Amazon Prime

Medicaid recipients are now eligible for Prime for $5.99 per month.

Inspiring kids with robots, technology, and games

Hundreds of children attended the 5th annual Tech Open House for Kids

A non-profit's "easiest money"

AmazonSmile helps a dance group for physically challenged children raise funds for students' dance shoes.

Kindle Reading Fund

The Kindle Reading Fund is a program that seeks to make books more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading. The Fund will donate Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world. Initial programs in the Fund include:

Amazon's Pro Bono Program

Amazon’s Pro Bono Program, aka the Amazon Justice League, encourages and enables its legal department to provide legal services to underserved people, communities, and organizations that otherwise would not have access to the justice system.

A world where everyone can be a reader

Cultivating a love of reading by donating ebooks to young readers in Africa.


Since launching in October 2013, millions of customers have signed up for AmazonSmile.

Pencils of Promise

AmazonSmile customers helped build a school in Ghana. That's just the beginning.

5 things you should know about Amazon and why we #GoGold

Learn more about ACCO and Amazon's donation to the organization.
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A concert for a good cause

Amazonians held a benefit concert that raised $18,000 for Mary's Place

Amazon and Code.org team up for global Hour of Code

Working to continue to expand access to computer science education.

Amazon Literary Partnership now accepting grant applications for 2018

Until December 31st, we're seeking requests from nonprofit literary organizations for grants that will be awarded in 2018.
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