Amazon makes holiday deliveries of over $90,000 to nonprofits and first responder agencies in Utah

Salt Lake City— Amazon Utah fulfillment centers and delivery stations are coming together to support nonprofits, education centers, and first responder agencies as they help ensure the most vulnerable Utahns have a happy, healthy holiday. Each Amazon location, including three new operations sites that opened this year in West Jordan, American Fork, and Salt Lake City, presented grants on average of $15,000 to support organizations employees identified for the holidays.

“We are grateful for the generous support from Amazon this holiday. As I look back on 2020 and all the challenges we have faced as a region, I am encouraged to see companies like Amazon that continue to grow, creating new jobs and investing in our state’s economy,” said Utah State Senator Luz Escamilla. “This investment helps stabilize our region in a time of crisis, it enables families to put food on the table and pay mortgages. The additional investment Amazon has made to help keep employees safe at work every day is foundational to the health and safety of us all and reflects a strong commitment to the people of Utah.”

Collectively, more than $90,000 in grants were distributed with thousands of additional in-kind items such as toys, winter clothing, and essential items that Amazon employees collected and helped deliver to nonprofits. Amazon teams also prepared and donated hundreds of pallets of in-kind food, bottled water, PPE, and other essential items, which are part of an ongoing, year-round program of product donations. A breakdown of grants and in-kind donations can be found in the attached release.

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