IMPACCT Brooklyn Announces Partnership with Amazon to Help Keep Small Businesses in Central Brooklyn Safe

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Contact: Kosi Harris 

IMPACCT Brooklyn 

Phone: 917-749-1797 



IMPACCT Brooklyn Announces Partnership with Amazon to Help Keep Small Businesses in Central Brooklyn Safe 

 Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Shares Support for IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Ongoing Services and Dedication   

Brooklyn, NY, October 3, 2023 IMPACCT Brooklyn, a nonprofit committed to helping residents and small businesses build and sustain flourishing communities, and Ring, an Amazon company, have announced a collaboration to help keep small businesses in Central Brooklyn more secure. 

As a part of this collaboration, Ring is making a donation of 200 Ring device bundles (including Ring Alarm Kit, Ring Stick Up Cams, and an Alarm Glass Break Sensor) to small businesses in need. Ring will cover the installation cost associated with the donated devices as well as a Ring Protect Basic subscription for the life of the camera devices. Ring will also provide a one-year subscription trial for Ring Pro Protect Subscription for the Alarm Kit.  IMPACCT Brooklyn will distribute devices to new and existing Small Business Assistance Program clients and will evaluate additional eligibility for the future.  

 Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities. IMPACCT Brooklyn serves as a lifeline for both new and existing businesses and has provided comprehensive services to help entrepreneurs get started, grow or expand their businesses in Central Brooklyn for over twenty years. IMPACCT Brooklyn works with educators and local business mentors to launch workshops such as the Rolling Up the Gates/Project Restart. Through a range of informative courses, this program helps get small business off the ground and continue to thrive. Learn more about our Small Business Assistance Programs here.  

 “We’re very happy to thank Amazon and Ring for their collaboration with our community partners. When our businesses are safer, everyone benefits,” said Bernell Grier, Executive Director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. “We hope these Ring devices will provide business owners peace of mind that will help foster a positive business climate. Ultimately, collaborations like this help make our communities safer, and bring jobs and economic prosperity to Central Brooklyn.” 

 The collaborative effort is further bolstered by the endorsement of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Assemblymember Stefani Zinerman. 

 “The 56th Assembly District is home to vibrant commercial corridors and dedicated merchants who work hard to provide quality goods and services to our residents. We know that small businesses thrive in a clean and safe environment, which makes Amazon’s investment in Ring Devices to Central Brooklyn businesses an invaluable asset. I am thankful for their donation of 200 Ring Device Bundles and installations towards keeping our community vibrant and supporting our small businesses during this great celebration of IMPACCT’s 60th Anniversary!” says Assembly Member Stefani L. Zinerman representing the 56th Assembly District Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. 

 “Small businesses are a central part of every neighborhood and we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs by providing security solutions to help protect their businesses. We are proud to collaborate with IMPACCT Brooklyn and help advance their ongoing mission of providing critical resources and programs for community members and local business owners. Through this collaboration, we hope to continue learning how we can leverage Ring technology to best support businesses across Brooklyn and beyond,” said Karla Torres, Head of Community Engagement at Amazon Devices & Services.   

 Program Overview: 

  • Up to 200 Ring Device bundles will be donated at no cost to small businesses across Central Brooklyn 
  • Ring will provide a free lifetime Ring Basic Protect subscription for the camera devices.  
  • Ring will provide a one-year trial subscription for the Alarm device at no cost to the small business.  
  • Ring will cover cost to install the devices at the small business location.  
  • IMPACCT Brooklyn will distribute devices to new and existing Small Business Assistance Program clients and will look to determine additional eligibility. 


 About IMPACCT Brooklyn 

IMPACCT Brooklyn, formally known as the Pratt Area Community Council, is a community development corporation committed to helping residents build and sustain flourishing communities in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights. IMPACCT Brooklyn works hand-in-hand with community members to preserve and develop affordable housing, promote commercial revitalization, strengthen local businesses, create homeownership opportunities, protect tenant rights, and prevent home loss. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @IMPACCTBROOKLYN or visit our website for the latest company news 

 About Ring 

Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer, together for everyone. From the first-ever Video Doorbell to the award-winning DIY Ring Alarm system, Ring’s smart home security product line, as well as the Neighbors app, offer users affordable whole-home and neighborhood security. At Ring, we are committed to making security accessible and convenient for everyone—while working hard to bring communities together. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit With Ring, you’re always home. 


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