EDISON, NJ - Amazon joined with Edison Mayor Tom Lankey to present 42 Kindles and an Amazon Echo to leaders of Edison Community Action Reaches Everyone, Inc. (C.A.R.E.), a non-profit organization that helps reduce the socio-economic and emotional barriers affecting local students.

Ryan Smith, General Manager of the Amazon Fulfillment Center that will be opening in Edison this fall, presented the Kindles to Dora Ramos, president of Edison C.A.R.E., and Brian McGrath, a C.A.R.E board member and principal of Herbert Hoover Middle School in Edison.

Ramos explained that C.A.R.E. has been working in Edison for more than 10 years, with the support of the schools, businesses and residents, to help as many children as possible. She was thrilled to receive the generous support of Amazon and promised to make great use of the donation.

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Lankey said there are many families struggling to make ends meet. Through the work of Edison C.A.R.E. and the generosity of local businesses and residents, these families are getting some of the supports they need.

“We look to our local corporate base to be good neighbors and understand they play a vital role in helping those in need,” the mayor said.

Edison C.A.R.E. has served more than 300 families, donating furniture, glasses, prom dresses, groceries, school photographs, scholarships for educational purposes and camps, gift certificates, transportation to hospitals and doctors appointments and school supplies.

The goal, Ramos said, is for Edison C.A.R.E. to provide the resources for families to successfully navigate through both school and life. The Kindles will be used for education programs to assist students who may be struggling in school, she said.

Learn more at http://www.edisoncares.com/