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Unique, one-of-a-kind family shelter built within Amazon’s corporate office building set to open in early 2020. Read more
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At Amazon, we are committed to ensuring all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underprivileged communities who reside in communities where we have a physical presence, have the resources and skills they need to build their best and brightest futures.

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Supporting our neighbors to keep our community vibrant.

Amazon fights hunger, delivering 1 million more meals this summer

With COVID-19 and unemployment spiking, we've already donated delivery services for 6 million meals, totaling 7.4 million pounds of food in more than 25 U.S. cities.

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

4 new ways Amazon is supporting our Seattle neighbors

We're supporting the local community with what we call "Right Now Needs," which includes increasing access to food, shelter, and basic goods for children and their families, as well as inspiring and educating kids to try computer science and coding.

Update on Amazon’s nonprofits donation match

Amazon, it’s employees, and the nonprofit community worked together to donate $9 million to address housing and homeless programs.

Why breakfast matters

The science behind eating a good breakfast in order to 'learn and be curious’ in class.

New shelter on Amazon's campus is "saving grace" for Mary’s Place

Mary's Place Family Center—opened at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak—is already saving lives and changing the game for family shelter set-up.

Every dollar helps

Together, the nonprofit community, Amazon, and our employees, joined to donate $9 million to improve the lives of our most vulnerable community members in the Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA regions.

Building a community

Check out never-before-seen sketches of the new Mary's Place permanent shelter at Amazon.

$40,000 scholarships for 100 deserving high school seniors

Amazon Future Engineer awards its second class of computer science students with scholarships and guaranteed Amazon internships.

Amazon announces Teacher of the Year award recipients

Selected among thousands of eligible teachers, award recipients win a prize package valued at more than $50,000 for their schools and classrooms.

Remote robotics courses foster closer connections

Students are coding their way forward during COVID‑19 with free coursework from Amazon Future Engineer.

Community giving

Amazon Fulfillment’s primary giving is focused on our neighbors in immediate need, particularly families fighting homelessness and hunger. We are also focused on providing resources to the next generation of innovators and helping ignite a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In addition, we listen to our fulfillment employees’ suggestions for local causes near and dear to their hearts and give to organizations in their local communities that have impact.

Helping local small businesses through the impacts of COVID‑19

Amazon is creating a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to Seattle small businesses that need assistance.

Amazon’s economic impact in the U.S.

A snapshot of our job creation activities, tax profile, and significant investments in communities across the country.
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Amazon donates $10 million in critically-needed personal protective equipment

Donation includes 4.4 million masks, 273,000 gallons of hand sanitizer, thousands of contactless thermometers, and logistical support to Direct Relief and Feeding America.

6 things that make Amazon a "Best Workplace for Innovators"

Innovation takes place as a part of everyday work. Everyone at Amazon is a builder, and everyone is here because of their desire to deconstruct, and create, on behalf of our customers.

Amazon donating $5 million in devices globally

Donations will help healthcare workers, patients, students, and communities impacted by COVID‑19.
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Amazon Future Engineer offers free and creative coding coursework

Computer science learning opportunities are available for U.S. students, teachers, and parents during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Amazon contributes $1 million to a new Seattle Foundation fund for community members affected by COVID‑19

Learn about the newly formed COVID-19 Response Fund made up of philanthropy, government, and business partners in the Puget Sound-area, and how you can contribute to help.

Amazon donates 8,200 laptops to Seattle Public Schools families

The donation will help close the continuous learning gap for all students during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
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