Housing program helps families in need receive essential services

Amid COVID-19, nonprofits are stepping up to offer housing, food and educational services, and “GMA” sponsor Amazon has a surprise for one special organization.
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Back now with community heroes committed to helping families in need and Lara has that special story. Lara. Hey, George, yeah, nonprofit organizations are stepping up like never before offering housing, food and educational services where they're needed most. This segment is sponsored by Amazon and they have an incredible surprise for one worthy organization putting smiles on so many faces. Monica is a first generation college student. The oldest of three siblings Monica's journey was not always easy. Growing up I watched my parents every night struggling with bills on the table. Reporter: Like so many Monica's parents balancing multiple jobs to keep the family afloat. It made me more appreciative of what they did, but also what others did to help us. Reporter: Some of that help coming from aahc incorporated, an organization offering essential services for struggling families. Our philosophy is that housing plus education equals Reporter: With over 50 properties, aahc providing housing and so much more. Students come in and they can read with volunteers. It's sleepy time, little Work on their homework. Reporter: It also provides weekly deliveries of affordable food, making a big difference in the lives of over 7,000 families in the Washington, D.C. Area. Programs like that have changed my life and my family's life. I'm very thankful for what they've done for me and my community. Reporter: This holiday season our sponsored Amazon is fulfilling the Amazon smile charity list and donating millions of essential items to more than a thousand nonprofit organizations worldwide. Amazon inspired by the work done by aahc wanted to give them a special surprise. Hi, Jennifer. I'm Kate from Amazon. Your story really touched our hearts and it is truly amazing all that you do for your community and I want to let you know starting today you're getting everything that you wished for on your charity list from S.T.E.M. Toys to educational books to electronics and more coming directly to you. Wow. Well, thank you so much. Oh, we're so appreciative. Yeah, and that's actually not it. We wanted to make sure that you and ahc had everything you needed for the holiday season and beyond so Amazon is also giving you $25,000 to make sure that you could get everything that you need. Oh, wow. We are so grateful. We're so happy to help you. Thank you so much to our sponsored Amazon for this inspirational story and in you want to give back this holiday all you need to do is shop Amazon smile or donate products directly to your favorite charity through Amazon smile charities list.

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