Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
Logistics software company QuestaWeb raised more than $25,000 in donations to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer. The company raised the money for the City of Hope charity following a digital fundraising campaign led by company COO Felix Pekar, whose wife was recently diagnosed with the disease.
Ceva Logistics is donating space on its trucks to deliver cash donations to the 5cent campaign, an Australian charity that aids impoverished families by collecting five-cent coins from donors. The program, which is organized by Y Generation Against Poverty (Y Gap), collected more than $305,000 in its first three years, in the form of nearly 8 million Australian nickels.
The agency-based freight forwarder Icat Logistics Inc. has donated its transportation services to help a Haitian orphanage recover from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. Working with the nonprofit group Rendez-vous: Haiti, the logistics company helped deliver a donated 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck to Port-au-Prince to provide transportation for the facility's 96 elementary school-aged children.
Global Shop Solutions, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer, donated its design expertise to help provide bicycles for a group of abused children aged five to 18. The company's consultants wrapped up their annual training week by forming teams to assemble and donate a number of BMX and mountain bicycles to the nonprofit group Children's Safe Harbor.