Our homelessness charity has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon receive centre in Coventry.

The generous donation will go towards supporting residents with basic items including food, clothing, toiletries, bedding and winter clothes including hats and gloves.

The Amazon centre, on the site of the former Browns Lane Jaguar factory, processes a huge volume of goods, which are then transported on to fulfilment centres in the UK and Europe.

Speaking about the donation, Paul Roberts, Site Leader at Amazon Coventry, said: “We are proud to make this donation to Emmaus. The charity’s staff and volunteers do amazing work that truly makes a difference in our community.”

On behalf of the people we support, we would like to say thank you to Paul and the Amazon Coventry team. We are very grateful for this donation.

Phil – one of the people currently being supported by Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire – is pictured above cooking food funded with the donation from Amazon.

The donation was part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire provides a home, meaningful work, daily support and funded training for 18 people who have experienced homelessness or social exclusion. Some stay for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they feel ready to move on to independent living; others are in need of longer-term support and are able to stay for as long as they need to. If an individual wishes to move on, Emmaus helps them find accommodation and work.

We know times are tough for everyone at the moment, and we’re all working hard to find a way through this. If you find yourself in the situation where you are able to help our charity, you can donate online to our Covid-19 Appeal – thank you.