LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2017) — Amazon visited Breckinridge Elementary for a very special delivery this morning by bringing along its 53-foot “sleigh” to donate $15,000 in holiday gifts to surprise students across Fayette County School District. The donation will be used for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program which supports students and their families in homeless situations in Fayette County.
Kyle Rolfe and April Jones, directors of operations of Amazon’s fulfillment center in Lexington, and a team of local Amazon associates unloaded boxes of hundreds of gifts from Fayette County Schools’ wish list, which included essential items such as bedding, blankets, winter accessories, bath and hygiene items, diapers and toys.
Associates decorated and set up the gymnasium as a Winter Wonderland and surprised students who gathered for a school assembly. Breckinridge Elementary students helped to accept the donation on behalf of Fayette County Schools and for their participation, Amazon elves along with special guest, Santa Claus, passed out candy canes to all the students after the event.
This donation is part of Amazon’s ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where its associates work and live. Amazon has two fulfillment centers in Lexington with more than 3,000 full-time employees. This truck stop is also part of Amazon’s national holiday tour making 33 stops across the country, donating $500,000 to organizations serving families in need. In addition, Amazon will donate $1 to the National Alliance to End Homelessness for every mile our trucks travel during the tour.