Amazon Surprises Human Solutions with $100,000 Financial Contribution & Holiday Gifts for Families Served by Portland Nonprofit
On Monday morning, Amazon delivered holiday cheer with a donation of essential items, Prime Book Boxes and toys to show support for children and families at Human Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to helping thousands of Oregon families build pathways out of homelessness and poverty since 1988.
The morning was filled with holiday spirit as Amazonians from Portland’s local fulfillment center spent the day helping families decorate cookies, play games like toss the ring on the reindeer, take family keepsake portraits and listen to holiday stories.
The holiday fun and smiles didn’t stop there. To further support Human Solutions’ operations and mission to end homelessness in greater Portland, Amazon made a surprise $100,000 donation – the largest non-restricted corporate donation in the organization’s history.
“Human Solutions is deeply grateful for this generous investment from Amazon that will fuel our work fighting homelessness and housing instability,” said Andy Miller, Human Solutions Executive Director. “It is together with partners like Amazon that we will create a community where everyone has a safe place to call home.”
The donation is part of Amazon’s annual holiday campaign to celebrate with communities near its fulfillment centers by making over $1 million in donations to nonprofits supporting homeless families across the U.S.
“This holiday season, Amazon is giving back to the communities where our employees live and work, and we’re thrilled to support Human Solutions as part of this initiative,” said Mike Moore, General Manager of Amazon’s Troutdale fulfillment center. "Human Solutions has given so much to the community for the last 30 years through their dedication to helping families find pathways out of poverty, and we’re excited to be partners in this important work.”
Joining Amazon employees and families served by Human Solutions were Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, State Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, and State Representatives Carla Piluso, Jeff Reardon, and Alissa Keny-Guyer.