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09/15/2022

Amazon Canada donates Lego sets to four local schools

The company has delivered more than $20,000 worth of STEM toys to elementary schools across the country
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Ladner Elementary School staff in B.C. pose with Amazon associates and donated STEM supplies. Photography courtesy Amazon Canada

Who: Amazon Canada

What: The e-commerce giant has teamed up with First Robotics, an organization focused on engaging youth in mentor-based programs to build STEM skills, and the Lego Group, to deliver more than $20,000 worth of STEM toys to elementary schools across the country.

More than 500 lego sets were delivered to local schools near Amazon Canada's delivery stations in Delta, B.C., Edmonton, Alta., Hamilton, Ont. and Dartmouth, N.S.

"At Amazon, we aim to inspire, educate and prepare youth for careers rooted in innovation, and understand the continuously growing value of skills across science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said Mikhail Clarkson, general manager, Amazon Logistics, in a statement. "We believe in continued support from childhood to career and are committed to providing STEM education opportunities to the communities we serve."

Dave Ellis, president of First Robotics Canada, said the donation will make a huge impact as Canadian families and schools face financial hardship coming out of the pandemic. 

"STEM education at an early age imparts life skills in students as it teaches them to think critically, be resilient in the face of adversity and keep troubleshooting until they succeed," he stated.

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