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Alexa lets you donate backpacks full of supplies to kids in need

When you inform your good speaker or some other hooked up tool, “, donate to ,” will take you during the ordering procedure for a $25 backpack for a child who may actually use one. will then fit up to $200,000 of donations with supplies reminiscent of pencils, pens, rulers and notebooks. It’ll then send the pieces to the non-profit , which can distribute them.

The tax-deductible backpack donations will probably be to be had till September ninth. Those who do donate one will pay attention a thank you message thru Alexa from Shaquille O’Neal, a Communities in Schools nationwide board of administrators member. Amazon and Zappos for Good additionally teamed up with O’Neal for back-to-school occasions over the summer time to carry supplies to 1000’s of kids in need.

The force expands on another Amazon giving efforts thru Alexa. Since April final 12 months, Amazon consumers had been ready to make donations to charities by the use of the voice assistant.

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