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Amazon donates $10K to Y of Central Md. during COVID-19 pandemic

Amazon donation to Y in Central MD on May 18, 2020

John K. Hoey, left, president and CEO of The Y in Central Maryland, displays a ceremonial check for $10,000 with Theo Devine, right, owner of Amazon’s local delivery service partner, Integrity Delivered. Also pictured is Amazon delivery driver Antonio Howe. (Photo by Nicholas Griner)

Amazon Inc. donated $10,000 to the Y in Central Maryland to support the nonprofit’s emergency response efforts to meet the community’s needs during COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday.

Funds will aid two critical initiatives: offering hunger relief for families and providing emergency childcare for the children of essential workers, including healthcare professionals and first responders.

The Y in Central Maryland has opened Y family centers and preschool centers to provide child care for emergency personnel, caring for nearly 500 children across 15 Y sites as of mid-May. Since mid-March, the Y has distributed food to more than 125,700 families and individuals.


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