Ayal Latz, founder and president of Greensboro, Ga.-based 3PL a2b Fulfillment, and his wife, Kara, have donated an art studio to the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club of Greensboro. Outfitted with easels, double sinks, and adjustable workstations, the brightly colored room will provide opportunities for young artists to experiment with mixed media as they prepare for careers in advertising, fashion design, photography, and animation.
Ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans hosted a golf outing to benefit Duffy Books in Homes USA, a charity that provides free books to needy elementary school students. At the event, which took place at the New Jersey National Golf Club in Basking Ridge, kids were allowed to choose titles from an age-appropriate listing of Scholastic books.
Hyster Co. has donated a W50Z walkie pallet truck to assist the American Red Cross in its disaster-relief efforts. The truck is being used in the organization's Atlanta warehouse. MH Equipment, a Hyster dealer in Cincinnati, prepped the truck free of charge for shipment to the warehouse, while Briggs Equipment, a Hyster dealer in Atlanta, donated 12 months of free maintenance.
Freight forwarder Pilot Freight Services has donated its services to deliver over 1,000 children's books to Arizona Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization benefiting the state's foster children. Pilot moved the books from Brainerd, Minn., to Scottsdale, Ariz., following their donation by the children's publisher Sweetles.
UPS Inc. has donated its logistics expertise, warehousing services, and labor to the Special Olympics World Games, held in Los Angeles from July 25 to Aug. 2. UPS Airlines transported the Flame of Hope from Athens, Greece, to the U.S., while other UPS volunteers oversaw the movement of cargo and sports equipment for the event's 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches.