Today, Amazon’s Milford Delivery Station presented the Milford Youth Center with a $25,000 NeighborGood donation to help support a future music and multipurpose media room at the Center.
“We are so excited to receive this generous donation to help us see our dream of a music and multipurpose media center finally come to fruition! We have worked very hard over the last few years through multiple telethons and grants to raise some of the funds needed, but this donation will really allow us to start breaking ground sooner than we ever expected,” says Jen Ward, Director at the Milford Youth Center.
“Customer obsession is at the heart of everything we do at Amazon. We believe our neighbors are our customers and we want to ensure Amazon has a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Amazonians from the Milford Delivery Station celebrate the integral role the Youth Center has played in nurturing and developing young leaders of tomorrow. We are honored to play a part in bringing the music and multipurpose media room to life,” says Joe McCarthy, Area Manager at Amazon’s Milford Delivery Station.
About Milford Youth Center: The mission of the Milford Youth Center (MYC) is to provide a safe environment that promotes self-esteem, builds character, and fosters the notion of community and the importance of respecting and serving others. The MYC works together with other community organizations to provide resources and opportunities for youth to make healthy decisions. The MYC works to provide local youth with the necessary activities and events that help them develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through their childhood years. By providing Milford youth with these types of programs and a safe environment during the after school hours and during our monthly events, we hope to address adolescent risk factors as well as promoting the partnership among community members to ensure a comprehensive vision and plan for the health of the youth in the town of Milford.
About Amazon: Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. The company’s Milford operations include a delivery station and a newly launched sortation center. Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 15,500 jobs in Massachusetts and invested more than $6.2 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $5.3 billion to the Massachusetts economy and have helped create 13,400 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 34,500 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Massachusetts are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.