Here's our monthly roundup of some of the logistics and material handling industry's charitable contributions and activities:
Freight brokerage Total Quality Logistics (TQL) illuminated its headquarters building for the month of October to highlight its efforts to raise money for cancer research. Through its annual Loads for a Cure campaign, TQL donated $1 to the American Cancer Society for every load the company moved during the week of Oct. 8-14. This year's campaign raised more than $13,400. Cincinnati, Ohio-based TQL is also holding its first "Great Shave" event. If employees donate more than $5,000 to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, two "mystery" vice presidents will have their heads shaved.
The National Law Enforcement Museum, currently under construction in Washington, D.C., has received $15 million from Motorola Solutions Inc. and the Motorola Solutions Foundation. Motorola is the First Founding Partner of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is slated to open in 2015.
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has chosen England Logistics Inc. as the recipient of the 2012 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award. Last year, England Logistics and parent C.R. England together donated more than $500,000 to local charities. Employees also donated thousands of hours of service.
UPS Inc. celebrated its 10th annual Global Volunteer Month in October. As part of a campaign to make employees' communities more environmentally sustainable, UPS is awarding $2.2 million in grants to a variety of environmentally focused organizations. Volunteer projects organized by UPS employees included planting trees in Madrid and Miami Dade County, Fla., and creating outdoor play areas at a child care center in South Africa.