Our Luxembourg based Amazon In The Community group (see our other engagements here) participated in different activities partnering with Caritas, an international NGO helping local refugees and underprivileged populations. Amazonian volunteers helped cleaning the shelves of the social epiceries “butteks” where local people in need go do their shopping at a reduced rate. They sorted out the food, cleaned and filled the shelves.

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Amazonians helping in Caritas’ “butteks”

Caritas is also acting at a global scale. François Large, Human Aid Coordinator for Caritas, guest speaker at our Kirchberg campus provided us with an insightful presentation about the situation in Syria, and how they are helping local civilian populations improve their daily life conditions. Amazonians fundraised more than €5,000 for the Syrian project, which is enough to feed 100 families for a month.

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The check representing the amount of money Amazonians raised for Caritas

He informed us that around 500 Syrian refugees are now living in Luxembourg, where our European Headquarters are based. A lot of Amazonians showed their interest and asked him about how they could get involved to help the refugees and their family get integrated in the country. Whether this is by donating clothes, toys, school supplies or by helping them learn the local languages (French, Luxemburgish, German), we aim at maintaining a strong relationship with these populations wherever Amazonians live and work.

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François Large, Human Aid Coordinator at Caritas, explaining the current situation in Syria

You can click here to see other Amazon In The Community engagements, like our partnership with Lenster Lycée in Luxembourg.