Amazon’s Bezos Makes Small Amends, Gives $2 Billion to Help Homeless Families and Create Free Preschools

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 pm

With cuts in recent years to government preschool program Head Start, and more of the program’s funds on the chopping block in Washington, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has decided to devote $2 billion to benefit homeless families and education.

Alongside mounting pressures on the Seattle billionaire to pay his workers more money, he has this week, along with his wife, MacKenzie, committed a fraction of his wealth to serving low income families with the creation of the “Day 1 Fund”.

The philanthropic effort will divide its money between the Day 1 Families Fund, which will help homeless families, and the Day 1 Academics Fund, which will create a “network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.” They will be Montessori-inspired, and free to underserved families.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/amazons-bezos-makes-amends-gives-2bil-to-help-homeless-create-preschools/

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 pm

While philanthropy is nice, these causes should be funded by the government. The government lasts, family money does not.

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:27 pm

Indeed they should, but actions like this may shame governements into action

I can only hope that they do

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