Stockton Unified students benefit from Amazon donations

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Amazon associates unload boxes with $15,000 worth of clothing, living essentials and holiday toys for children and families in Stockton.

STOCKTON — Online retail giant Amazon brought much needed relief to families in transition during the holidays.

On Dec. 5, employees of Amazon’s Tracy fulfillment center helped make the season a little more joyous for students of Stockton Unified School District whose families are going through rough times by delivering some relief.

Amazon donated $15,000 worth of gifts to students in SUSD’s Families in Transition program, which helps children who are homeless, runaways or unaccompanied or in transitional housing.

“The holidays can be a difficult time for families and individuals who are homeless or otherwise working to get back on their feet,” said Brian Fontenot, the general manager for the Tracy center. “We’re glad to have the opportunity to partner with the Student Support Services program through [Stockton Unified] that serves the community where our associates live and work.”

Stockton Unified was appreciative of Amazon’s efforts.

“This marks the highlight of my time as Acting Superintendent,” said Dan Wright, acting superintendent of SUSD. “What a beautiful event, and so important for our neediest students. This Amazon gift will, indeed, make a significant difference to many of our families this winter.”

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