Here's our monthly roundup of charitable works by companies in the logistics and material handling industries:
Akro-Mils has donated plastic storage bins and containers, platform trucks, steel carts, dollies, shelving units, and louvered hanging systems to the Material Handling Logistics Technology program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pa. LCTI's Material Handling Logistics Technology program features a live management system in a functioning warehouse that gives students an opportunity to see what it's like to work in a real-world facility. The program also features a learning station that lets special needs students practice specific tasks before applying their new skills in LCTI's warehouse, which serves nine local school districts.
Ingram Micro Inc., a wholesale technology distributor and provider of supply chain, mobile-device lifecycle services, and logistics solutions, has made a $100,000 charitable gift to Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis.
With help from soccer stars Josh Rife and Nick Perera of the Milwaukee Wave, Bridge Logistics Services Inc. recently donated Snuggies and Pillow Pets to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Bridge Logistics Services, a third-party logistics company, made the donation to thank the city of Milwaukee for its help when the company moved there earlier this year.
UPS says its corporate support for communities around the world in 2012 tallied more than $97.5 million in monetary donations. Employees also donated more than 1.8 million volunteer hours, exceeding previous records for volunteer hours and for the number of organizations served.