Amazon Employees Donate Backpacks For N. Ky. Homeless

Posted On November 14, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Hebron, Ky.) – The Amazon Fulfillment Center in Hebron is helping out northern Kentucky’s homeless.

Employees at Amazon donated 500 backpacks full of toiletries and other necessities to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky. Associates at the fulfillment center wanted to undertake a task that would improve the lives of community members who are attempting to transition out of homelessness.

The shelter helps people attempting to transition out of homelessness.

“Backpacks are very important and are often in high demand in shelters for adults who live outside,” said ESNKY executive Director Kim Webb. “Some individuals come to our door with nothing except what they are wearing and others come with flimsy plastic bags filled with all of their belongings.”

“Being able to hand out a backpack to a shelter guest to carry his or her belongings in provides dignity during an already difficult situation. In addition, the backpacks have toiletries and other cold-weather items that will help our guests once they exit our shelter.”

The shelter is entering its busy time of the year as temperatures drop. Last year, ESNKY provided more than 11,000 nights of shelter to more than 650 individuals who were homeless.