Associates at Amazon’s Rugeley site have taken time out to help support a Stafforshire charity with a bag pack of essential items for children who find themselves in emergency accommodation due to complex family situations.
The Buddy Bags Foundation provides bags of essential and comfort items for children in emergency shelter such as toothbrushes, PJ’s, pants and vests, reading books and cuddly teddy bear.
The team at Amazon in Rugeley chose to support the charity with a £1,000 donation towards much needed items for the bags while hosting a ‘team pack’ at the 700,000 sq. ft. fulfilment centre.
General Manager of Amazon’s Rugeley fulfilment centre, Mark Hemming, commented:
“When we heard about the compassionate and heartwarming work being carried out by this local charity, we were keen to support. The Buddy Bags Foundation plays a significant role in restoring security into a child’s life during traumatic times and I’m really proud of the team here for getting involved in the bag pack and making the job a huge success.”
Karen Williams from the Buddy Bags Foundation added:
“We would like to issue a heartfelt thanks to everyone at Amazon for rolling their sleeves up and getting involved in the bag pack. I started the Buddy Bags Foundation to help the rising number of children entering emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home. These bags are designed to provide extra love and support they need towards a happy and successful future.”