p Amazon announced today that it will donate part of its new headquarters in downtown Seattle to a local homeless shelter that was facing the threat of closure.
/p p The company said it would give 47,000 square feet to Mary’s Place Family Shelter, enough for 65 rooms and 200 homeless women, children, and families.
/p p “To have a permanent downtown Seattle location within Amazon is a game-changer for Mary’s Place and the families we serve,” said Marty Hartman, executive director of Mary’s Place, in a press release.
“We’ve loved being Amazon’s neighbor, and now the opportunity to move into their headquarters permanently is truly a dream come true.
This unique, first-of-its-kind shelter will remind families that they matter and that their community wants to help them succeed.” /p p It’s hard to argue with the magnanimity of the gesture.
So what makes it weird?