Press Release

Amazon employees build 50,000 hygiene kits to support disaster relief

Amazon volunteers at HQ2 (courtesy Amazon)

Earlier this week, Amazon employees rolled up their sleeves to meet the urgent needs of DMV residents. More than 600 Amazon volunteers built hygiene kits with Clean the World, a social enterprise focused on providing recycled soap and hygiene supplies to those who have limited access to essential items to help prevent diseases. Amazon  committed to deliver over 50,000 hygiene kits to community partner MAP International to support families displaced by disasters. The kits include basic relief supplies, including soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other necessary products to provide for students and their families’ daily sanitation needs.

The volunteer event is part of Amazon’s Global Month of Volunteering, which is happening throughout the month of May. During the annual initiative, Amazon employees from more than 50 countries join together to support causes they’re passionate about across hundreds of organizations in their communities. Last year, Amazon team members volunteered for more than 4,500 events supporting over 1,200 nonprofit and community organizations around the world – participating in a variety of events during the month-long initiative from kayak cleanups, home food delivery services to hygiene-kit building, literacy tutoring, habitat restorations, and more.