edge mail — Amazon employees embodied the holiday season, helping to make sure every child in Baltimore County got this season’s gift.
Jasper Allen’s 15 years in prison meant spending many Christmases away from his family. Helping ensure that gifts are brought, he is now helping other families in the position.
On behalf of Amazon, Allen donated $25,000 to the Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program.
“We all have to be the change that we want others to see,” Allen said. I felt like I couldn’t do it: toys, gifts, and not a lot, just the little ones.”
Angel Tree makes sure to deliver gifts to the children of incarcerated parents so that every family can feel the holiday spirit.
Mayra Perez, family ministry manager for the Prison Fellowship, said, “All kinds of services, all kinds of support, that we provide to them is a huge support. It makes a difference in life.
Amazon has offered a donation as a thank you for all the work Allen has done. He is an associate his partner on his PXT team, Amazon’s human resources department. He started on the warehouse floor and worked his way up through the ranks to his current position.
“I always knew it wasn’t the end. I always knew I was destined for something bigger,” he said. “I just had to come in and prove my worth.”
Having relied on the Angel Tree for years, he knows how much this donation can make a difference.
“It’s going to change a lot of lives and put a lot of smiles on children’s and adults’ faces this holiday season. It’s really important to me,” Allen said.
Prison Fellowship serves thousands of families in the Baltimore County area and said this donation will definitely help all families.