For the ninth consecutive year, Con-way Freight donated its services to the nonprofit group Elves & More, shipping more than 1,000 bicycles as well as toddler gifts to underprivileged children in Canton, Ohio. Local Con-way Freight employees also volunteered to assemble the bikes in time for Christmas.
American Crane and Equipment Corp. packed and delivered more than 170 children's backpacks filled with snacks, stationery, and toiletries to the Reading, Pa., YMCA's Transitional Housing Program. The company's vendors also donated cash, toys, clothing, and other items to the program.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines transported medical equipment on short notice from Oslo, Norway, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on behalf of the Norwegian Red Cross. The flight delivered urgently needed equipment for a new Ebola treatment center in a remote region of the country.
Invata Intralogistics Inc., specialists in distribution center design, and Partners In Health, an international social justice organization that provides health care for the poor, are collaborating to build a distribution center to serve the people of Haiti.
The staff of Battery Handling Systems Inc. (BHS) raised over $1,000 for the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition in a companywide donation drive. Personnel were encouraged to donate $1 per workday; each dollar was matched by BHS.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. donated cash and transportation services to Wreaths Across America, which delivers holiday wreaths to veterans' cemeteries and memorials nationwide. The retailer also provided 16 tractor-trailers and nearly 100 drivers to assist in delivering wreaths in 13 states and the District of Columbia.