WASHINGTON — Amazon.com is going to help a group of Wakefield High School students raise money for Wakefield’s homeless youth.
The online retail giant has pledged to donate $5,000 for each of the first six children who attend Wakefield schools, and the money will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network.
The children will receive a gift card to use in their schools.
The donations come after Amazon announced in January that it was partnering with the nonprofit to offer more than 10,000 free Kindle ebooks for students at Wakefield.
Amazon has said that the ebooks are available for free for all Wakefield students in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Wakefield is the first school in the district to receive Amazon’s gift card program, according to The Associated Press.
Amazon’s Amazon Prime Instant Video service was already available to the district.
The move comes as Amazon has been facing criticism over its relationship with the Wakefield Police Department, which has faced criticism over a deadly confrontation with a Black Lives Matter protester last month.