Eltham charity boosted by Amazon donation

A charity based in Eltham has received a £5,000 donation from Amazon employees at the company’s head office in East London.

The donation was made to Central Eltham Youth Project (CEYP) following nominations of support from several members of the Amazon team.

CEYP supports young people and their families across Eltham, Greater London and the Isle of Wight with a range of services including personal, social and health education, short courses and accredited learning, careers guidance and advice on welfare, housing, money management and debt.

The charity also provides volunteering opportunities and community projects and supports lobbying for social policy change.

The donation from Amazon provided food boxes for 142 vulnerable families using the charity’s Foodbank.

Speaking on the donation, Andrea Ravnik, Amazon in the Community UK Lead, said:

“CEYP goes to great lengths to support young people and their families in Eltham, across London and beyond. Its range of services touch every corner of the communities in which it operates and we’re pleased to support the charity’s staff and volunteers with this donation.”

Jess Lyons, Project Co-ordinator from CEYP added:

“We are so pleased to receive this donation from the Amazon team. Thank you to Andrea and everyone at Amazon in East London for this support.”

Community donations are one of several ways in which Amazon supports the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK. Amazon provides students, teachers and parents with free computer science and STEM education programmes and has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than six million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the country.

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