Swansea-based charity, The Roots Foundation, has received a £1,000 donation from the local Amazon fulfilment centre.
The Roots Foundation is a charity that offers a bespoke and holistic service to young people in care, care leavers, children in need and adults who have left care and are experiencing a transitional period into independent living.
It aims to help prepare children and young people in care for adult life by offering advice and guidance on topics such as finance, cooking, health and employment.
The donation will be used for supporting activities and workshops for young people who are on the cusp of leaving care and those currently in care who lack confidence and self-esteem.
Speaking on the donation, Site Leader at Amazon Swansea, Chris Laws, said:
“We are happy to be making this donation to a charity that plays an important role in our community. The Roots Foundation invests in young people to provide them with new skills and experiences. It also provides continued support and encouragement to the young people it works with, something Amazon is very passionate about.”
Emma Lewis, Chairperson at The Roots Foundation Wales, added:
“We would like to thank Amazon for its kind donation. As a volunteer-led charity, we rely on donations such as this to enable us to continue to support young people in care. We care deeply about encouraging and empowering individuals to positively participate in society and the donation we received today will help a number of young people do just that.”
The donation forms part of the “Amazon In The Community” programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.