Nashville, Tenn.-based warehousing and transportation services provider Tennessee Commercial Warehouse Inc. donated a truckload's worth of space to the Kids Wish Network, so the charity could store donations collected from toy manufacturers. Every year, the Kids Wish Network distributes toys and clothes through its Holiday of Hope gift-giving programs for children who have experienced trauma and life-altering situations.
Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., a material handling equipment supplier in Fremont, Calif., benefited local charities through its "Operation Santa's Supply Chain" program. In addition to gathering food and toys for local food banks, the company sold Christmas ornaments and hosted an eBay auction for battery chargers donated by All Battery and EnerSys, with all proceeds going to the Auburn Food Bank and Alameda County Food Bank.
Wreaths Across America, the Columbia Falls, Maine, charity devoted to laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and locations in all 50 states every December, delivered its cargo this year with donations of cash, trucking, or other services from many industry players, including Saddle Creek Logistics Services, XPO Logistics, Total Quality Logistics, Shell Rotella, and the Truckload Carriers Association.
Columbus, Ind., material handling equipment supplier Toyota Forklifts donated a forklift to the Midwest Food Bank to help the organization load and unload food and supplies for people in need throughout Indiana. The company also presented a $5,000 check to the Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund, a foundation that purchases bicycles for children in the community.
The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta-based parcel giant UPS Inc., awarded $2.4 million in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations as part of its initiative to increase the global volunteer movement. Recipients included the Points of Light Foundation, which coordinates supply deliveries and participates in various disaster relief efforts in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.