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Community engagement

Discover our 2019 program sharing STEM education to high school students

We are igniting a passion for STEM education with the next generation. This year, we have developed a new series of activities at Lenster Lycee in Luxembourg.

Community engagement

Hugs for a good cause

A hug, or a cuddle, says the president of the Aladina Foundation, Paco Arango, is the best show of affection that we can give away.

Swiss students use AWS technology to support hospitals in hour of need

Two medical informatics students in Switzerland launch platform to connect healthcare institutions with highly sought-after volunteers.

#SeriesDesdeMiBalcon

Amazon Prime Video and the Madrid City Council trudge around the city districts projecting an episode from the series Modern Love.

Amazon donates devices across Europe and provides extra resources during COVID-19

Donations will help healthcare workers, patients, students and communities impacted by COVID-19.

Amazon donating masks to EU public health services

Over the past week, we have quickly distributed millions of masks to all Amazon associates, delivery service partners, Amazon Flex participants and seasonal employees, and we are encouraging everyone to take and use them.

How our logistics experts support local Luxembourg hospitals during the health crisis

Located close to our European headquarters in Luxembourg, we are partnering with the Robert Schuman Hospital by seconding a team of experts to assist in logistics during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Amazon donates over €21 million to relief organizations across Europe to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

These donations are part of Amazon’s broader ongoing efforts to support customers, employees, and communities in Europe and around the world.

BHF helps teach lifesaving CPR to drivers delivering Amazon parcels

Amazon is working with the British Heart Foundation and independent delivery companies to offer free CPR training for thousands of drivers.

Community engagement

By the numbers: Amazon’s disaster relief and response

From 2017 to 2019, millions of people around the world were impacted by natural disasters – from hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, to floods in India, and earthquakes in Mexico. Amazon was there to help.

How Amazon is supporting victims of the Australia bushfire crisis

What the company is doing to support organisations on the frontline of the Australian bushfire crisis, and how you can help.

Over 100 Amazonians volunteer to provide 10,000 meals for homeless in Dublin

When Thomas Carroll from our Data Center in Dublin was volunteering at the Merchant Quay Ireland Homeless and Drugs Service (MQI) this month, he met a service user who had just saved his friend’s life.

We’ve invited 50 girls to our EU HQ in Luxembourg for STEM workshops

For the first time, we brought together girls from the local community to engage in interactive activities, meet role models, and discover the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) through a variety of workshops.

Hour of Code – inspiring children with superstar help

This week Amazon supported Hour of Code with their initiative to introduce tens of millions of children across the world to computer science.

Computer science and mathematics? A woman’s work

Determined, tenacious and with an enviable grade average: Beatrice Occhiena and Rania Zaed, both in their twenties, are the winners of Amazon's Women in Innovation Scholarship in Italy, aimed at the brightest university science students. But don’t you dare call them nerds!

The teens from Dublin and Cape Town connecting over coding

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers digital skills training - and a surprise encounter - to young people in Cape Town and Dublin.

Young learners share their path to success with the help of AWS re/Start

AWS re/Start is a training and job placement program in the UK from Amazon Web Services (AWS) educating learners with little or no technology experience on software development and cloud computing.

How Amazon Goes Gold supports childhood cancer research across Europe

For the first time, Amazonians working across our corporate offices in five EU countries joined the Amazon Goes Gold campaign to support kids with cancer.

Building careers in computer science with Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer has launched in the UK with a goal to help children and young adults from low-income backgrounds build careers in computer science.

How a former refugee and a mechanic became data technicians

It’s never too late to go after a career in something you love. This is the message Amazon Web Services (AWS) is sending to the local community in South Dublin, where the company supports the Data Centre Technician course at the Technical University (TU) in Tallaght.

Check how we get involved to support local communities in Luxembourg

Our Luxembourg based Amazon In The Community group participated in different activities partnering with Caritas.

The football league turning lives around

A ball can change a life. That’s the affirming mantra of the Irish Homeless Street League - a football league established with the goal of transforming lives by giving displaced people a sense of purpose and inclusion. Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Ireland recently sponsored the annual finals, and employee volunteers discovered a sense of community they’ll never forget.

Meet the female founders using diversity to power business growth

Amazon Web Services’ ‘We Power Tech’ programme is designed to foster a diverse and inclusive culture in the technology industry around the world. Beginning in the United States, it is now rolling out across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the United Kingdom, the company has launched a new initiative called Get IT, under the We Power Tech umbrella, designed to encourage a wider range of voices in the industry.

We Power Tech: A day for cloud learning for women in Turkey

One of the key things about cloud technology is that it is reducing barriers to entry and democratizing access to opportunity for people of all backgrounds.

Helping humanitarian organisations, one map at a time

Most people attending a tech conference wouldn’t expect to end up volunteering for a humanitarian organization while they were there, but that’s what visitors to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in Brussels were able to do recently.

For digital enthusiasts: Amazon and Stifterverband support educational projects

The support initiative digital.engagiert from Amazon and Stifterverband in Germany goes into its second round, now looking for project teams who apply digital approaches in order to improve civil society education work.

In Kind Direct

Donating millions to help children’s charities and other causes across Britain

Behind the scenes glimpse of our new EU HQ in Luxembourg with local school kids

Before the inauguration of our new European Headquarters in Luxembourg, we invited a class of enthusiastic pupils to a behind the scene creative workshop.

How we are supporting our communities

Amazon in the Community Luxembourg have recently carried out various activities with the underprivileged families based on our partnership with Caritas as well as the students of the Lenster Lycée of Junglinster, Luxembourg.

Amazon Academy: How we're helping people with disabilities

In our first Amazon Academy on Accessibility, we discussed with the policymakers how Amazon devices can help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Taking to ice: Amazonians support refugees

We recently brought refugee families and Amazonian volunteers together to try out ice-skating. For most of the families, it was their first time to try a winter sport.

ELLE Foundation

Amazon supports the training of young designers

Disaster relief support from Amazon

In times of disaster, Amazon has dedicated homepage placement and donated use of our payments technology to the Red Cross in many countries.

Community engagement

Amazon's highest delivery

Amazon Logistics employee goes the extra (300) miles for Himalayan children.

Community engagement

Partnering with In Kind Direct

In Kind Direct welcomes Amazon.co.uk’s record £1.2 million donation of products in 2016 to support over 1,700 charities across the UK.

Kids discover reading is fun

More than 200 primary schools in Germany participated in Amazon's "Reading is Fun" project in 2015 and aimed to motivate children to read and write in a fun, playful way.

Community engagement

Jumping into community activities in Dobroviz

Amazon volunteers helped arrange a family barbecue for local people in the town of Dobroviz to say thanks to the local community for their support during the construction of Amazon's new Fulfillment Centre in the town.

School bags and supplies

We’re partnering with local Luxembourg NGO Caritas for refugee “back to school” campaign.

Community engagement

The bravest dolls in the world

Baby Pelones (“Bald Babies”): a doll to raise awareness about cancer in children
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