Here are some recent examples of charitable works and good deeds by companies in the logistics and material handling space:
Employees from the robotics division of Bastian Solutions, a material handling systems integrator, volunteered at Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis. The volunteers cleaned surgical towels, disinfected toys, washed windows, sewed brace straps, and helped tag inventory.
BlueGrace Logistics donated 44,000 pounds of pet food to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., including its food assistance programs for owners who can't afford to feed their pets. The annual "Cats vs. Dogs" pet food drive raised more than twice the amount collected in 2013. AAA Cooper, FedEx Freight, and ReedTMS Logistics also assisted.
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc. announced the winners of its "Lift A Co-Worker, Lift A Community" contest. Participants nominated co-workers for recognition of their volunteer efforts and chose five nonprofit organizations to receive donations. The winning organizations were: Arbor Day Foundation (Toyota electric pallet truck), Amvets National (hand pallet truck), Feeding America (hand pallet truck), and Best Friends Animal Society and Direct Relief (cash donations).