|Amazon.com Offers Holiday Gift-Wrapping Program for Kentucky Nonprofits|
By Wrapping Amazon Holiday Gifts, Groups Can Earn $$
LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2007--As Amazon.com gets ready to delight millions of customers this holiday season, the company's Lexington, KY, fulfillment center is offering nonprofit organizations the opportunity to earn extra money by having its volunteers gift-wrap products for Amazon customers.
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. In 2006, more than $137,000 was donated to non-profits that participated in the Lexington program.
The program, which is open to all 501(c)3-certified organizations, will run from November 19 through December 22, 2007. Shifts range from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of 10, and organizations can send 5-20 volunteers for each shift.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer 'Gift Wrap Your Holiday Programs with a Smile' for the third year," said Michael Passales, General Manager, Lexington. "It's a great way to put yourself in the holiday spirit and earn money for your charity at the same time."
Fulfillment center employees 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 participating nonprofits. 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 Barry McCaslin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-381-2229) for more information.
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