Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
- Itasca, Ill.-based supply chain solutions provider AIT Worldwide Logistics raised more than $60,000 in 2017 in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hundreds of AIT employees and their families and friends joined 22 company teams participating in "St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer" events across the country in September. Together, they collected $31,777, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
- Plantation, Fla.-based international parcel express services provider DHL Express brought together company employees and their families to plant 100 trees in one day as part of the company's "Plant a Million Trees" initiative, a component of its overall "GoGreen" sustainability plan. The tree-planting event (photo above), which took place in Miami, was held in partnership with local environmental charity One Tree Planted.
- The Tempe, Ariz.-based professional association Institute for Supply Management will award $10,000 in scholarship funds to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management, or procurement. The funds will be distributed through the R. Gene Richter Scholarship program, which provides tuition assistance, executive mentoring, junior mentoring, and networking opportunities.
- Lake Success, N.Y.-based customized transportation solutions provider Transervice Logistics donated over 1,200 toys to children at more than 120 locations this holiday season. The gifts went to the children of company employees as well as the Salvation Army in support of its mission to spread holiday cheer for families in need.
- San Francisco-based healthcare supply chain management solutions provider McKesson Corp. partnered with rideshare company Lyft to support victims of the North Bay wildfires in California by providing complimentary rides to local hospitals and treatment centers. The partnership follows on McKesson's donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of additional wildfire relief efforts.
Transervice Logistics employees donated more than 1,200 toys to children.
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