Mansfield charity welcomes donation from Amazon
A Mansfield charity that supports voluntary and community organisations has received a donation of £5,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Sutton.
The donation was made after a member of the Amazon team nominated Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service to benefit from a special Covid-19 initiative as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its UK operating locations.
During Covid-19, the charity has been preparing and distributing food parcels and offering support and advice to people in the Mansfield and Ashfield community impacted by homelessness.
The charity plans to use the donation to help fund its support line and community outreach team.
Georgia Akuwudike, site leader at Amazon, said: “We’re proud to support organisations such as Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service who are making a real difference in our community.
"Its staff and volunteers have been a great support to people in our region experiencing isolation and hunger during Covid-19 and we want to lend a helping hand with this donation.”
Laura Levitt, who nominated Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services, said: “Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services is a charity close to my heart and I am pleased that it has been chosen to receive this donation from Amazon.”
Steve Morris, CEO for Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services said: “Like all charities, our services have never been needed more than they are now. Amazon’s support is hugely appreciated and will enable us to continue supporting our community.”
Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during Covid-19.