Amazon.com Offers Holiday Gift Wrapping Program for Local Nonprofits
By Wrapping Amazon Holiday Gifts, Groups Can Earn $$
LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) gets ready to delight millions of customers this holiday season, the company’s Lexington fulfillment center is offering nonprofit organizations the opportunity to earn extra money by having its volunteers gift wrap products for Amazon customers.
“Last year many charitable organizations participated and the Lexington site for Amazon.com donated more than $28,000. It’s a great way to put yourself in the holiday spirit and earn money for your nonprofit at the same time.”
The “Gift Wrap Your Holidays with a Smile” program will earn the nonprofit organization between $.60 and $.75 for each item gift-wrapped by a volunteer.
The program, which is open to 501(c)3 agencies, will run from November 20 through December 23, 2006, and organizations can send anywhere from 5-20 volunteers for each shift. Shifts range from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of ten.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer 'Gift Wrap Your Holiday Programs with a Smile' this year,” said Linda Wells, Operations Manager. “Last year many charitable organizations participated and the Lexington site for Amazon.com donated more than $28,000. It’s a great way to put yourself in the holiday spirit and earn money for your nonprofit at the same time.”
Amazon will train volunteers in Amazon’s gift-wrapping procedures. Individuals wrapping gifts often average 20 or more packages per hour, which can add up fast for the participating nonprofit. Gift-wrapping tables are designed for wrapping while standing, so volunteers must be physically able to stand throughout their shift. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested organizations should contact Linda Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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