Amazon surprises local pet shelters with $10,000 in grants and 20 pallets of in-kind products

Featured Image:  Amazon employees present donation checks to three local Lehigh Valley pet shelters.

Recognizes local Amazon associate for volunteer efforts

EASTON, PA (June 13, 2018): Today, more than 40 associates from several Amazon fulfillment centers across the Pennsylvania towns of Breinigsville, Easton, Carlisle, and Lewisberry presented more than $10,000 in grants and 20 pallets of in-kind product to three local Lehigh Valley pet shelters and spent the day volunteering at The Center for Animal Health & Welfare in Easton. Jeff Wilner, general manager of the company’s Breinigsville location, congratulated associate Kelly Williams on her recent recognition for outstanding volunteer efforts through the company’s Amazon Cares program.

“It is with great pleasure that we have the opportunity to recognize Kelly for her spirit of volunteerism and for bringing us all together in support of animals in need,” said Wilner. “Kelly’s passion for giving back to our local communities is something we share company-wide. This is a celebration of all Amazonians across the globe who volunteer their time, share their talents and their passion with nonprofits and initiatives they care about in their communities.”

Wilner said Amazon’s fulfillment centers across the state support a variety of pet shelters and other nonprofits with frequent, sometimes weekly, donations of in-kind products to support those in need.

Following the presentation of checks and palettes of products, associates and pet shelter staff teamed up for a day of volunteering with the animals at the shelter.

“I am humbled by Amazon’s recognition and support for a cause I so passionately care about,” said Kelly Williams. ”I am proud to be a part of this team and to work for a company like Amazon that encourages us to give back to our local communities.”

The Amazon Cares program helps employees come together to give back to local communities. An associate-driven program, Amazon Cares helps connect employees with initiatives and nonprofits in need of volunteers and donations. Projects range from mentoring children who are learning to read to volunteering at local food banks and building homes for families in need.

Williams volunteered 96 hours with the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center working with rescued exotic animals. She is always looking for ways to support those in need whether abroad or at home.

Amazon is proud to support and give back to the communities where our associates live and work.

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Matthew Brannon