Season of Giving: How the Transportation Industry is Giving Back

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The holiday season is upon us and, for many, that means vacations, expensive presents, and spending quality time with family and friends. However, this special time of year is also about giving back to those in need. There are many people who will go through this holiday season without food, shelter, proper clothing, and more. Now more than ever, it is important for companies to give back, as they have the means to make real change. Here’s a look at how companies in the transportation industry are giving back this year.

Pilot Flying J Announces $2 Million in Charitable Donations

In honor of their 60th anniversary, Pilot Flying J will give over $2 million to more than 20 nonprofit organizations. The company, which was founded by veterans, plans to donate to organizations that are important to their team members and customers, and that align with the company’s values. Some of the organizations include Hire Heroes USA, Bunker Labs, and Trucker Buddy International (Fleet Owner).

Canadian Pacific Railway Raised $2 Million for Children’s Hospital

Canadian Pacific Railway raised $2 million for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital through multiple fundraising efforts with their “CP Has Heart” program.  Their Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf tournament in August raised $475,000 for the campaign. The proceeds will go toward brand new facilities in the cardiology unit (Canadian Pacific).

Findit Parts Pledges Donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Findit Parts pledged to match all donations made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation through their website for the rest of 2018. The money will be used to fund critical Prostate Cancer Foundation research (Findit Parts).

UPS Delivers Wishes

UPS kicked off their fifth annual “Wishes Delivered” campaign in mid-November, which works to deliver special wishes to individuals in the communities they serve. UPS chose four different wishes to grant and showcase through videos, which will be uploaded to UPS’s social media channels. Each time someone shares a post, UPS will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to one of three charities: The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots Literacy Program. (GlobeNewsWire)

C.R. England Provides 1 Million Meals to Children

This past October, C.R. England met their goal of providing one million meals to 20 partnering local foodbanks to fight childhood hunger. As part of their “One Initiative” campaign, C.R. England implemented a donation structure that converted profits into meals for children in need. After meeting their goal in October, they set a new goal to have 1.4 million meals donated by December 31, 2018 (C.R. England).

LDL Gives Back

Here at LoadDelivered Logistics, we participate in monthly philanthropic events through our LDL Gives initiative. We’re proud to contribute to various communities through local mentorship, education programming, service events, and fundraising. Here are a few recent examples:

LoadDelivered has partnered with Olive-Harvey College to create a scholarship fund for students pursuing a CDL-A (Commercial Driver’s License) certificate. The LoadDelivered Scholarship will provide one eligible student with a full program tuition each year. We are so excited for the opportunity to contribute to the future of trucking. Are you interested in learning more about this scholarship? Be sure to subscribe to our blog below for more information in the coming weeks.

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in September, the LoadDelivered team made their way to local truck stops to hand out gift cards and water bottles to personally thank drivers for all that they do for the supply chain industry.

During Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, LoadDelivered raised money for hurricane relief efforts. The funds were donated to The American Red Cross to provide shelter, food, and other necessities to help those affected by the storms.

Whether you are volunteering your time, raising money, or donating clothes, there are many opportunities to give back to those in need. Comment below with how you plan on spreading cheer this holiday season!

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