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Amazon surprises Baltimore City Public Schools with $30,000 grant

Students get behind-the-scenes look at fulfillment center
Posted at 5:09 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 09:02:28-04

BALTIMORE — Students and teachers from Baltimore City Public Schools got a behind the scenes look at Amazon's Baltimore fulfillment center Tuesday morning.

The group got to see how Amazon employees use innovative robotics technology to pick, pack, and ship orders.

"It was really amazing to get an inside look at how things are shipped.” said fifth grader Ohemaa Anim. “I think it was really fun because I never knew some of the things that I found out on the tour today."

Amazon also surprised the students with $20,000 in equipment to support the district's stem programs, and $10,000 to provide transportation for 600 students who will tour the fulfillment center this year.

“I hope they had a great time. Inspire them to continue to innovate, create, learn. They're truly going to pave the path for us in the future," said assistant manager Traci Weishalla.

Tuesday's tour is a part of Amazon's newly expanded public tours program. Amazon's Baltimore fulfillment center and more than 20 other fulfillment centers nationwide are opening their doors to members of the public. Customers can now stop by the Baltimore site on weekdays to see how orders are prepared.