600 children’s play therapy kits delivered to Children’s Health Foundation

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The team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dublin has delivered 600 children’s play therapy kits to Children’s Health Foundation for the patients and staff of Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. The team from Amazon in Dublin packed the boxes, along with 3 pallets of children’s toys, games and personal hygiene products which they then delivered to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Connolly, Crumlin and Tallaght.

Speaking on the donation, Darragh Kelly, General Manager at Amazon in Dublin, said “The team at Children’s Health Foundation, and all the staff within Children’s Health Ireland, have changed the lives of many families across Ireland, and continue to do so. I couldn’t be prouder of the team’s efforts to support the charity and show our gratitude.”

Edita Sveikatiene, an employee from Amazon in Dublin who packed some of the boxes, added “It’s very fulfilling to be part of a team that gives back to the community. So many members of our team were involved in packing the kits for Children’s Health Foundation and it was a joy for me to personally delivery them.” 

Nessa O’Reilly, Head of Strategic Giving of Children’s Health Foundation, added “A massive thank you to the staff at Amazon in Dublin for the generous donation of 600 play therapy kits. Play therapy helps to support the overall wellbeing and recovery of patients receiving care by alleviating stress within a hospital environment, enabling patients to express their emotions, and enhance their coping skills. It was lovely to have the Amazon team deliver the packages to Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. We, along with Children’s Health Ireland staff appreciate the efforts of Amazon to better the care of sick children.

The donation to Children Health Foundation was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations in Ireland. Since opening its doors in 2022, the Dublin fulfilment centre has supported many community organisations locally, with donations totalling €46,000. Charities supported by the team at the fulfilment centre include Cliona’s Foundation, Jigsaw and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. The Amazon fulfilment centre in Dublin, the first of its kind in Ireland, opened in August 2022 providing more than 500 new permanent jobs. The 630,000 square foot centre at Baldonnell Business Park in Dublin holds millions of items that are picked, packed and shipped to customers across Ireland and the rest of Europe.  

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