Amazon Donates Hundreds of Gifts as Thank You to PGCPS Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9, 2023

As Prince George County Public Schools joins school divisions across America in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8-12, 2023, Amazon has continued its support of local educators through a large donation of gifts and other items in time for the national recognition.

On March 17, 2023, division staff were invited to the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester, Virginia, to pick up dozens of boxes filled with various products, including home technology, housewares, and classroom supplies. The products were sorted into "goodie boxes'' and delivered to the division's schools on May 3, where they will be used as gifts to teachers and prizes in activities and team building exercises. 

Amazon Donation SortingPGCPS Coordinator of Preschool/PALS/ESL Angela Mitchell (left) and Administrative Associate Kelly Feltner sort donated items from Amazon into gift boxes that will be distributed to the county’s schools as part of the company’s Teacher Appreciation Week contribution to local schools.

This latest contribution marks the second-straight year Amazon has donated gifts to Prince George County Public Schools educators during Teacher Appreciation Week. In 2022, N.B. Clements Junior High School 8th-grade art teacher Lara Luebbers partnered with Amazon as they donated items that were eventually transformed into auction lots during the school's Teacher Appreciation Week celebration. Using "Clements Cash" to bid, the Clements team came together for an entertaining afternoon of laughs and smiles while local auctioneers Brian and Joan Waymack of Waymack Auction Service, LLC. offered their services to give the event an authentic auction feel.

The donation by Amazon is part of several celebrations the district's campuses will host throughout the week for Teacher Appreciation Week, including hand-written messages from students to teachers and more donated treats from local businesses, such as sweetFrog frozen yogurt and fresh chocolate chip cookies from 7-Eleven.

Follow Prince George County Public Schools' Facebook page to see some of the celebrations throughout Teacher Appreciation Week.