On December 12, 2020 Arlington Charities was delighted to receive 1,894 pounds of holiday food donations from the Amazon Sortation Center in Irving as part of their "Right Now Needs Holiday Giving Campaign." Amazon also surprised Arlington Charities this week with a donation of $50,000. We were selected thanks to their unwavering commitment to feeding Arlington families affected by Covid-19, food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness.
Amazon employee, Dione Rowell, was overjoyed when her proposal for Arlington Charities was selected. Growing up in Arlington with familial ties to Arlington Charities, Dione has a deep admiration for how much the charity “respects their clients.” “Every dollar donated to Arlington Charities goes straight to helping out their clients,” asserted Dione. “It is great to see a large company like Amazon recognize that and give to a smaller organization without a fancy building or million-dollar budget.”
We are extremely grateful to Amazon for everything they have done for us. As we march through the holidays and forward into 2021, we will be starting the New Year on a strong foot.