October 15, 2019

Logistics gives back

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.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • For the fourth consecutive year, third-party logistics service provider RK Logistics teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County in California to help fund the club's summer scholarship program for underserved youth. (See photo above.) RK's $5,000 donation was used to underwrite enrichment programs, educational field trips, and other activities for club members and their families.
  • Greenwich, Connecticut-based XPO Logistics Inc. has donated $10,000 to Operation Backpack, a community-service project run by Volunteers of America-Greater New York. The donation will help provide backpacks filled with school supplies to any child living in a New York City homeless or domestic-violence shelter who needs one.
  • Third-party logistics service provider TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, hosted its 15th annual charitable kickball tournament in Chicago in July, raising more than $105,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since its inception, the Kicks for Community event has raised more than $2 million for charitable causes.
  • The Crosby Group LLC, a supplier of lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, has contributed $25,000 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. The funds were raised via sales of the company's popular wire rope clips. The foundation provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
  • Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line, the official freight carrier of Major League Baseball (MLB), has donated more than 12,000 baseballs to Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, an organization founded in 2005 to provide children with recreational and positive youth development opportunities. The baseballs came out of Old Dominion's "clear" baseball-filled trailer that traveled around the country in 2017 and 2018, visiting the MLB All-Star Game, MLB stadiums, and Old Dominion service centers on a marketing and promotional tour.

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