Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes who are based at Unity Park Station, provides emergency accommodation, a dedicated welfare team and pathways to longer-term housing and employment for vulnerable people.
It received a £10,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Milton Keynes. The charity was nominated by an Amazon staff member to benefit from a special COVID-19 support initiative set up by the world-leading business. It's the second donation the charity has received from Amazon's Milton Keynes branch.
“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 to reach and help people in our community. Thank you to David and the team in Milton Keynes for this donation and to Paul for nominating us.”
Paul Howden who was the Amazon employee who nominated the charity outlined the reasons why, saying: “Winter Night Shelter is a charity close to my heart and I am pleased that it has been chosen to receive this donation from Amazon. I hope that it gives the staff and volunteers a boost during what continues to be a challenging year.”
David indal, general manager at Amazon in Milton Keynes, also commented on the donation, he said: “We’re proud to support organisations that are making a real difference in our community like Winter Night Shelter. Its staff and volunteers have been a great support to the people in Milton Keynes during COVID-19 and we want to lend a helping hand with this donation.”
Throughout the pandemic, Amazon has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to help deliver more than two and a half million healthy breakfasts to disadvantaged children around the UK. The company has also provided students with free online STEM resources and supported virtual classrooms with no-cost software.