O'Fallon, Mo.-based supply chain consultants Flat World Holdings donated nearly $10,000 to Grant Me Hope, an organization that helps children in foster care find adoptive families. The funds were raised by 77 employees and their families during the company's fall charitable campaign.
Oak Brook, Ill.-based intermodal solutions provider Hub Group Inc. raised nearly $70,000 in the first year of its #CauseContainer charity campaign, which uses custom-painted 53-foot shipping containers as "mobile billboards" to encourage donations. The funds will support cancer prevention charity Bright Pink, healthcare provider Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and veterans housing provider Fisher House. The company has also kicked off the 2017 version of the charity drive and will add two more recipients: the National Park Foundation and Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
Life sciences packaging specialist Pelican BioThermal of Plymouth, Minn., is supporting two cyclists as they complete a global bicycling challenge for diabetes awareness. The athletes will pedal nearly 11,185 miles from Italy to Singapore as part of the "For a Piece of Cake" event, made possible in part by the company's donation of a temperature-controlled portable medical transport bag to hold the insulin that controls one rider's diabetes.
Miami-based transportation and supply chain solutions provider Ryder System Inc. has donated $812,701 to the United Way, a 4.4-percent increase over last year's gift. Collected during the company's "Live. Care. Give." annual fundraising week, the money will support programs that prepare children for success in school and life, assist individuals and families in becoming financially stable, and offer resources that will help individuals, families, and older adults improve their health.
Cincinnati-based freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics donated $29,187 to the American Cancer Society, a 23-percent increase over last year's gift. The funds were raised as part of the company's weeklong Loads for a Cure campaign, during which the freight brokerage firm moved a company-record 29,187 loads.