The Amazon Development Centre in Edinburgh has donated £2,000 to Streetwork, the Edinburgh charity which helps those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

The charity has been operating in Edinburgh for the last 30 years providing compassionate support and expert advice. They would like to enable everyone to live a life off the streets, showing dignity and respect to everyone while helping them.

Streetwork is part of the Simon Community Scotland which has similar aims, and Amazon has supported the charity work for the last three years.

Graeme Smith, Managing Director at Amazon Development Centre Scotland, said: “It is our pleasure to continue our support of Streetwork in Edinburgh. We know that those who are homeless are at greater risk during COVID-19 than ever before and want to ensure any individuals who need help have somewhere to find it. Streetwork is an excellent charity, doing great work, and we can’t thank them enough.” 

Jan Williamson, Assistant Director from Streetwork added: “Like many charities, our resources have been stretched as we respond to COVID-19, so we are very grateful to receive this donation from the Amazon team. We strive to show people on the streets that they are cared for and supported, and we cannot do this without the help of the entire community. Thank you, David and the Amazon team, for continuing to support our work.” 

Amazon Development Centre Scotland is responsible for innovations used around the world by the company, including machine learning to power Amazon’s smart features like personalised recommendations. 

Streetwork received the donation as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.