Amazon Fulfills the Wish List of Hundreds of Charities

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Amazon is surprising hundreds of charities – which support causes from STEM education, to homelessness, hunger, disaster relief, youth organizations, sustainability and more – across the U.S. by fulfilling products requested on each of their AmazonSmile Charity Lists.

Amazon is donating hundreds of thousands of items to charities from their AmazonSmile Charity Lists through the end of the year to ensure they have what they need to round out the holiday season, and to get a jump start on the new year.

Some of the total items donated include:

  • More than 5,000 blankets, sheets, and pillows.
  • More than 30,000 toys and educational items for kids.
  • More than 40,000 socks, outerwear, pajamas, shoes, and other apparel items.
  • More than 60,000 food and pantry items from water to canned goods.

Customers can get in the spirit too by donating to an organization of their choice by visiting smile.amazon.com/charitylists.

To shop with AmazonSmile to support your favorite charity, start with smile.amazon.com.

“This is a season of giving and we are thrilled to deliver smiles and surprise hundreds of charities with the products they are most in need of right now. AmazonSmile and Charity Lists are two amazing programs that help inspire customers to shop with a purpose. I shop with AmazonSmile and it’s great to see the continued donations Amazon has made to Make A Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, and PATH – People Assisting the Homeless over the years.” – Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon 

Additional Surprises for Nonprofits

In addition to fulfilling hundreds of AmazonSmile Charity Lists, Amazon is surprising several organizations whose mission is to support those experiencing homelessness across the country with more than $1M in monetary and in-kind donations for the holidays.

Winter is the hardest time for the homeless community – a monetary donation provides nonprofits with the flexibility to fund existing gaps including emergency shelter, medicine, food and supplies, and seasonal staffing.

Along with the donation, 10,000 “Boxes of Smiles” gift packages will be delivered for individuals, children and families at A Journey Home, Bethany House Services, Central Arizona Shelter Services, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, and SEARCH Homeless Services.

Packed by thousands of operation employee volunteers, these boxes contain popular products such as toys, electronics, personal care products, and books.

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