As each holiday season rolls around, we are reminded to be thankful for everything we have, and to give back to members of our supportive community who are not as fortunate. Tomorrow, Con-way Truckload employees in Joplin will park a tractor trailer outside of Target and fill it with gifts for local children and senior citizens in need.
On December 2, nearly 200 employees, family members and friends, will take over the store, filling shopping carts to the brim and checking items off lists to ensure that no one is forgotten this holiday season. We will also be presenting checks to seven local charities for $1,500 each. Check out the links below for more information on the organizations we support:
- Boys and Girls Club
- Pro Musica
- Art Feeds
- Area Agency on Aging
- Ronald McDonald House
- Camp Quality
- Children’s Haven
In addition to the exciting shopping spree taking place in Joplin, our four additional terminals will be hosting shopping sprees and check presentations of their own.
Employee donations are collected each year from January through November to fund our Truckloads of Treasures events — a tradition that began in 1993. This year, as incentives to donate, we raffled off prizes ranging from hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Walmart and Amazon, to a Kindle Fire, to weeks of paid time off work. Our international employees also donate. The seven Con-way Truckload de Mexico locations will host check presentations and shopping sprees totaling $1,000 each.
We owe a HUGE “thank you” to all our participating employees who helped raise $51,000 for our shopping sprees and check presentations. In addition to that money, the Con-way Charitable Foundation donated $7,000 to the cause, increasing the total to $58,000. We can’t wait to shop for gifts that will go to those who truly need them.
How do you give back during the holidays? Share your stories and stay up-to-date on all of our employee activities and charitable giving events on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ConwayTruckload