Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
- Chelmsford, Mass.-based supply chain software developer Kewill will provide comprehensive IT support to Germany-based Humedica International Aid, a nonprofit organization engaged in disaster relief. Kewill is providing the group with an integrated customs and bonded warehouse solution, allowing it to maximize aid response while minimizing red tape.
- Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., a material handling equipment supplier based in Auburn, Wash., has raised more than $6,915 for two breast cancer charities, the Tina Turner Memorial Foundation and Northwest Hope and Healing. The amount includes $4,500 raised via the Pink Pallet Jack Auction.
- Cincinnati, Ohio-based Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is donating $1,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, supporting their partnership in the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) initiative. The program is an effort to increase students' fruit and vegetable consumption at school lunch by donating salad bars to schools.
- Voice-based technology firm Voxware of Hamilton, N.J., will donate a set amount of money for every pick completed by its six U.S. food bank customers using the Voxware Voice Management Suite (VMS). The company will distribute the donations on a quarterly basis to help food banks serve more hungry families. It is also soliciting matching donations from its two dozen cold storage, beverage, and foodservice customers.
- Wabash National Corp., a commercial truck manufacturer in Lafayette, Ind., raised $360,000 for 15 community organizations at its annual charity golf outing on Sept. 24. The company donated $150,000 of the total to the United Way of Greater Lafayette and will distribute the remaining funds among various nonprofit groups.
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