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Amazon donates 600 backpacks of winter essentials for the homeless to United Way of the Bluegrass

Ahead of harsh winter weather and the holidays, local Amazon associates made a very special delivery.

Last week, Amazon employees donated 600 backpacks full of winter essentials to United Way of the Bluegrass to help people facing homelessness. Each backpack is filled with a winter hat, winter gloves, winter wool socks, all-purpose first aid kit, toiletries kit, Purell hand and face sanitizing wipes and healthy snack bars.

United Way of the Bluegrass distributed the backpacks to local homeless and emergency shelters and organizations supporting people in transition. Amazon hopes that with these winter essential backpacks, they can help serve a need right now. Amazon backpack donations like this one are taking place across the Midwest as its closer to the holidays.

The donation is part of Amazon’s ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where its associates work and live. Amazon has more than 10,000 full-time employees in Kentucky. Recently, Amazon announced it is hiring for more than 7,500 seasonal associates in Kentucky to help meet customer demand this holiday season, many of which are available in Lexington.

Interested candidates should visit www.amazondelivers.jobs for more information.

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