A team of employees from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dublin volunteered for the day at a local women’s charity, helping to improve the grounds. Saoirse Domestic Violence Services (SDVS) empowers women and children on their personal journey to safety and recovery from a past of domestic violence. The charity also provides accommodation to women and children facing domestic violence, as well as court accompaniment services for victims pursuing legal action. The team from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dublin volunteered at SDVS’s refuge centre. The team set about gardening, assembling new railings for the playground and carpark.
Seamus Byrne, one of the employees from Amazon in Dublin who volunteered at SDVS, said “Amazon engages in many volunteering opportunities and I was honoured to be part of such a great project at SDVS. It’s very fulfilling to help out a charity that does so much for women and children across Dublin. This is only a small way we can thank the team at SDVS for their work and support.”
Darragh Kelly, General Manager at Amazon in Dublin, said “At Amazon, we take pride in supporting the local community through volunteering. Our team did a fantastic job refurbishing the refuge centre at SDVS, spending time with the charity’s staff and hearing more about their work. It was our pleasure to be involved.”
Sarah Moynihan, Assistant Refugee Manager from SDVS, added “Thank you to Seamus and the rest of the team from Amazon for taking the time out of their days to brighten up our refuge centre. The children have loved the new and improved soft play area, as well as parents appreciating the safety around the playground. The support from Amazon has been greatly appreciated by everyone at SDVS.”
The donation to Saoirse Domestic Violence Services was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations in Ireland. Since opening its doors one year ago, 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.