The New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter
May 11, 2017
Mary's Place announced on Thursday that Amazon will donate more than 47,000 square feet within Amazon's newest headquarters building in Seattle as a permanent home for a Mary's Place Family Shelter.
This first-of-its-kind partnership will include 65 rooms, which will shelter more than 200 homeless women, children, and families each night.
"To have a permanent downtown Seattle location within Amazon is a game-changer for Mary's Place and the families we serve," said Marty Hartman, Executive Director of Mary's Place. "We've loved being Amazon's neighbor, and now the opportunity to move into their headquarters permanently is truly a dream come true. This unique, first-of-its-kind shelter will remind families that they matter and that their community wants to help them succeed."
According to Business Wire, Amazon employees are frequent visitors and volunteers at the existing Mary's Place shelter – bringing meals, organizing arts and crafts projects, throwing parties for the families, and more. By sharing permanent space with Mary's Place, Amazon employees will now have even more opportunities to volunteer and support the organization and the families they serve.
Amazon's announcement comes just two weeks after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's foundation promised $30 million toward building a new facility to house Seattle's homeless families and children.
Seattle's leaders declared a homelessness state of emergency in 2015.
News Anchors Can't Stop Laughing At Baseball Player With Uncanny Ability To Always Find The Camera
Student Begs Teacher To Bring Dog To Class And His Response Is Perfect
This Angry Cat Swimming Through Harvey's Floodwaters Is Winning The Internet
Hurricane Irma Sucked The Ocean Away From The Bahamas
They Dumped 12,000 Tons Of Orange Peels Into A National Park. This Is What It Looks Like Now
People Who Accidentally Discovered Their Past Self In A Museum
They Thought She Was Drawing A Judge And Eliminated Her Too Early. NO ONE Saw THIS Coming
Guy On Disability Learns He Owns A Very Rare Blanket And It Changes His Life Forever
Watch This Husky Try So Hard To Befriend The New Kitten
This Video Of Grandpa Making His Grandson Laugh Will Take All Your Blues Away
Have You Ever Seen A Groom This Happy To See His Bride?