Hopefully Bezos’ charity will provide homes for Amazon workers who live in vans.
With Amazon’s mistreatment of workers at its subsidiaries and subcontractors once again occupying space in the headlines (thanks in no small part to the efforts of Sen. Bernie Sanders and his Stop BEZOS act), Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is leveraging his immense wealth to try and whitewash his reputation as a ruthless – and the world’s wealthiest – capitalist with some good-old-fashioned philanthropy.
After soliciting suggestions for his first charitable initiative last year, Bezos on Thrusday unveiled the “Bezos Day One Families Fund” and “Bezos Day One Academies Fund”. Both initiatives will be overseen by an entity that Bezos is calling the “Bezos Day One Fund,” which he will seed with $2 billion from his personal fortune. The funds will out grants to organizations focused on helping the homeless, while also “creating a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.”
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 13…
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