Because of a larger-than-normal donation from the Whitestown Amazon fulfillment center to the Community Foundation of Boone County, the Zionsville Police Dept., was recently used as a site to distribute items to more than 30 local nonprofits.
Several times each year, the Whitestown Amazon fulfillment center makes a donation to the CFBC, and a Jan. 15 donation was the largest to date, consisting of six pallets of shoes, school supplies, cleaning supplies and towels, among other items.
Because of the size of the donation, county and foundation officials secured the Zionsville Police Dept. as a new location to distribute the donated items, which are typically distributed out of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center in Lebanon.
Volunteers, board members and CFBC staff unloaded the pallets, and within the first hour of opening, more than 30 nonprofits arrived, including Boone County Senior Services, Inc., Aspire Indiana Health and We All Matter in Advance.
“We try to ensure that nonprofits are able to get what they need to help the residents of our local communities,” stated Julie Reagan, the foundation’s director of marketing. “It was so great to see the nonprofits jump in and help. Because this load was so large, the nonprofit jumped in to help finish unloading and organizing before taking items for their organization. It was truly a blessing and an unforgettable experience.”