The recipients of scholarships awarded by Crowley Martime. The four are seniors at the University of Washington.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based liner shipping and logistics firm Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded scholarships to four seniors studying at the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business. Each $2,500 scholarship was awarded based on financial need, community involvement, and leadership skills. Crowley has provided more than $3 million in scholarship funds to more than 1,000 students since 1984.
Memphis, Tenn.-based logistics giant FedEx Corp. will invest $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020 under a new global giving platform branded FedEx Cares. Fifty million dollars of that total will go to Delivering for Good, the program's disaster recovery arm. The company will also fund initiatives that focus on sustainable transportation; employment pathways for underserved populations; road safety and pedestrian protection; and global entrepreneurship for women, minorities, and young investors.
Cincinnati-based 3PL Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has donated $5,000 to the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association and expects to raise even more funds for heart health through employee participation in regional running/walking events. Last year, 179 company employees raised about $8,000 in donations through these races.
Chicago-based 3PL Redwood Logistics will support the homeless population around Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood by partnering with Redwood client Walgreens to collect and donate kits containing personal care items to the nonprofit Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Under the program, Redwood matches its employees' donations for the cause, and Walgreens helps stock the kits with items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and deodorant.
Lakewood, N.J.-based order picking solutions firm Unex Manufacturing Inc. donated conveyor systems to Operation Christmas Child to help speed the delivery of shoeboxes filled with toys and supplies to underprivileged children. The gift allowed the nonprofit group to replace its heavy steel conveyors with four aluminum conveyors and eight tripod stands for faster truck loading.