On October 6th, 2020, Amazon employees from distribution and fulfillment centers in Hazel Park and Livonia visited The Matrix Center during our bi-weekly Food Tuesday distributions to present Matrix Human Services with a check for $33,000!

We are beyond grateful to Amazon and the employees who voted for Matrix Human Services to receive the community Coronavirus support for our crucial COVID-19 response programs and services, including our Food Tuesday distributions with Forgotten Harvest. Amazon employees even helped distribute food to a long line of cars waiting to receive emergency food relief after presenting the check to Matrix Human Services President and CEO, Brad Coulter.

“Today we are proudly accepting a donation from Amazon and it makes it even more special because it was voted on by their employees, so that really means a lot that their staff thought enough of what Matrix does to give us this kind of a sizable donation. We’re one of the largest non-profits in the city of Detroit and today this is gonna help out with our Food Distribution, it’s gonna help out and support our community center. We do food distributions at our community center at McNichols and Gratiot every other Tuesday and it’s also gonna help out and support our other programming for teens and adults, so it’s a really nice donation for us to receive. It feels great because this was totally unexpected that the employees would vote for us and come out and award us this donation. It’s a very pleasant surprise.” – President and CEO of Matrix Human Services, Brad Coulter

See photos of the day below

Detroit’s local news stations WXYZ Channel 7 News and Local 4 News both covered the event. Watch the news segment here


Matrix has responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing resources where we could provide the most use to the community. Some examples include:


  • Our Emergency Food Distributions with Gleaners Community Food Bank drew hundreds of families and continued for months – read more
  • Our Head Start program responded quickly by offering virtual services and learning calendars to families to follow from home – read more. 
  • Our Youth Services Program secured tablets so youth ages 10 through 17 could virtually visit with their Matrix Youth Counselors – read more
  • Our Community Donation Drive provided desperately needed resources like food, diapers, and sanitation to individuals and families at home – read more
  • Our Matrix Community Health Division increased virtual mental health counseling to those living with HIV/AIDS


Thank you Amazon for supporting Matrix and the communities we serve when we need it most!