Here's our monthly roundup of recent community service and charitable activities by material handling and logistics companies:
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has launched a program called Moves that Matter. Under the program, TQL employees, customers, and carriers that have helped a nonprofit organization transport an important load can tell TQL about the move; each month, the company will make a minimum $1,000 donation to at least one of the nonprofits involved in one of those stories. TQL's experience delivering equipment for a playground named for one of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims inspired the program's creation.
For the fifth straight year, NAIOP New Jersey, the commercial real estate development association, will conduct a food drive and volunteer day with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Among other activities, volunteers will sort incoming donations and repack food and household items.
Sixth-grade teacher Deborah Belflower received the inaugural Lowcountry Environmental Educators Award from the South Carolina Ports Authority. The award recognizes an educator who exemplifies environmental leadership by engaging students in real-world environmental topics.
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The UPS Foundation have awarded more than 30 Community Tree Planting Grants totaling $160,000 for tree planting initiatives in urban and suburban areas, including the tornado-damaged community of Moore, Okla.
Penske Truck Rental has extended its #OneWay4PVA fundraising effort to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE campaign for a second year. Consumer rental customers can choose to donate $1 to support Mission: ABLE when they rent a one-way truck, and the company will match each donation. To date, the program has raised $403,000.