Amazon associates pull together for Celebration of Giving Campaign
---Makes holidays brighter for Inland Empire youth
Originally published in the Inland Empire Community News by Yazmin Alvarez - December 30, 2015
Associates from Amazon fulfillment centers across the Inland Empire worked together to help make the holidays a special one for thousands of children in San Bernardino County.
Employees from the facilities in San Bernardino, Redlands, and Moreno Valley collected and sorted more than 5000 holiday gifts for the Children’s Fund of San Bernardino’s 27th Annual Celebration of Giving Campaign.
The collection, which took place from Nov. 27- Dec. 11, also happened to be Amazon’s busiest time of year, and Scott Anderson, general manager of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, touted employees for pulling together to make such a successful event.
“Even among one of our busiest holiday seasons, I am proud of how hard Amazon employees worked to collect and sort gifts to make holiday wishes come true for thousands of children in our community.”
The collection brought in everything from bicycles and skateboards, to teddy bears and mp3 players, according to Amazon. Associates sorted the thousands of items by catergories and separated them accordingly so children would have an age-appropriate gift.
Charles Perkins, an Amazon employee, said he was proud to be part of this year’s drive and help give children a deserving holiday.
“Thousands of Amazon employees live in this community and I am glad we were able to give back to the community we call home. Every child deserves to have something special on Christmas.”
All together, the gifts donated by Amazon were enough to fill two mid-sized moving trucks, according to a news release from the company.
The annual giving campaign aims to support underprivileged youth throughout the community, including children in foster care.
To learn more about the annual campaign or to make a monetary donation, visit www.childrensfundonline.org.