A Leeds non-profit organisation has received a £3,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s UK head office in London.
Turning Lives Around (TLA) aims to prevent homelessness and empower people to believe that they can change their lives and live independently within sustainable communities. TLA provides support for people who are homeless through pioneering activities which are tailored and unique to everyone. As well as housing, TLA helps to develop life skills and independent living skills in order to sustain future accommodation. The charity also develops roadmaps to beat addiction and provides help for tenancy applications.
The donation from Amazon will be used for a range of things from arts and crafts supplies to use as a distraction and promote positive mental health, gardening supplies to transform the grounds and ensure their trauma informed work continues outside as well as inside and encourage client participation activities as well as a wide range of activities to promote positive physical and mental well-being to all their clients in some form.
Speaking on the donation, Andrea Ravnik, Amazon in the Community UK Lead said:
“The staff and volunteers at Turning Lives Around are doing such great work in the Leeds community. We are very proud to give them a helping hand with this donation.”
Kerri Walker, Senior Housing Support Worker at Turning Lives Around added:
“We want to say a big thank you to the Amazon team for their donation. We have helped so many people through our organisation and with Amazon’s donation, we’ll be able to help even more people who need us. It’s a real boost to be recognised and supported for our work.”
Turning Lives Around received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK. TLA works with people who have a history of drugs and drink abuse, ex-convicts and those who have been abused and are either homeless or facing homelessness, single or families. But preventing and solving homelessness is more than just a roof over someone’s head.
TLA supports people marginalised in society to get back on their feet and lead independent lives www.turninglivesaround.co.uk
Amazon is providing students with online STEM Courses and has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than five million healthy meals to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas across the UK.