Amazon on Monday announced a $1.7 million donation to Seattle Public Schools and Bellevue School District to assist families in the company's home region who are struggling to meet basic needs including food, clothing, rent and transportation.
The gift follows Amazon's efforts this summer to deliver essential supplies to Maui after wildfires that razed the town of Lahaina, and builds on regional events that connected low-income kids with back-to-school supplies.
These recent charitable acts aren't giant headline grabbing events, but taken together demonstrate Amazon's evolving identity as a corporation that is engaged in philanthropy and civic issues.
"We're out there," said Alice Shobe, global director of Amazon in the Community. "We're visible and becoming more visible."
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