Local nonprofits react to Amazon cancelling charity …
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Amazon Smile became the latest victim of the company’s cost-cutting measures. Upon a budget review, Amazon opted to shut down the charity program, a decision that will impact many Richmond-based nonprofits enrolled in the program.
Lacette Cross is the Executive Director of Richmond nonprofit Diversity Richmond, which works to provide resources, education, inclusivity to support members of Richmond’s LGBTQIA+ community and their families. Diversity Richmond is a part of Amazon Smile.
Cross shared that organizations often rely on community donations to continue functioning, which will be negatively impacted by the end of Amazon Smile.