Amazon Donated $50,000 to Support YMCA Neighborhood Centers and Child Care Programs
Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is partnering with Amazon as host for one if its monthly food shelf nights for community members in need. Amazon employees will join YMCA of the North staff to help distribute pantry staples to families that visit the food shelf at the YMCA Neighborhood Center at Briarhill Apartments in Eden Prairie on Wednesday, June 21 at 3-5 p.m.
Earlier this year, Amazon donated $50,000 to YMCA of the North Neighborhood Centers that support families by providing access to healthy foods, sharing educational resources and enrichment activities, and assisting with basic necessities, technology access, job support, and childcare.
“The YMCA is committed with its volunteers and partners to serve hundreds of thousands of people a day who need a helping hand in our community,” said Glen Gunderson, president of the Y. “The Y is grateful for Amazon donating these funds so we can continue to help families with their wellbeing needs.”
“Working with organizations like the YMCA of the North is a pillar of Amazon’s dedication to the community that our employees live and work in,” said Mike Andrea, assistant general manager at MSP1 facility in Shakopee. “We’re proud to donate our time and resources to ensure YMCA of the North can continue these important efforts.”
YMCA of the North and Amazon
Amazon is joining YMCA of the North for one of its monthly food shelf nights in Eden Prairie, MN. Earlier this year, Amazon donated $50,000 to support ongoing programming at YMCA Neighborhood Centers
WHERE AND WHEN:
One Distribution Event at YMCA Neighborhood Center at Briarhill Apartments
7025 Woodland Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Wednesday, June 21 at 3-5 p.m.
About the YMCA of the North
The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 167 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcanorth.org.
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