C.H. Robinson Raises Money for Detroit and Ann Arbor Charities
C.H. Robinson, a global third party logistics (3PL) company, and its Detroit and Ann Arbor offices contributed to a month-long, company-wide, employee-led giving campaign. The campaign raised a total of $791,000 for local, national and global charities, including North Star Reach and the American Cancer Society. In addition to the Robinson Cares campaign fundraising, employees accumulated more than 1,450 volunteer hours, helping their neighbors in need.
The Detroit office hosted a variety of internal activities, raising money for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Employees also participated in the organization’s Relay for Life event, manning a table with games and treats for sale. “C.H. Robinson was a fantastic addition to the event,” said Jenna Christie, community development manager at American Cancer Society. “We appreciated their participation.”
Employees at the Ann Arbor office raised over $4,000 for North Star Reach, hosting a Dine and Donate event for members of the local business community. Proceeds were donated to North Star Reach, an organization that enables children with severe medical conditions and their families to have a full camping experience. “We were thrilled to help North Star Reach,” said Scott Gower, general manager at C.H. Robinson. “They host about 1,500 children and their families each year. The money we raised completely covers the cost of two campers. We plan to stay involved with the camp, going forward.”
Since 2005, C.H. Robinson, along with its Foundation, has given over $23 million back to our communities.
“Our employees are the best in the industry — not just in their supply chain expertise, but their dedication to making an impact in their communities on the issues that matter to them most,” said Angie Freeman, chief human resources officer at C.H. Robinson. “Because of them, we were able to support more than 250 nonprofits working locally and globally.”
About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for more than 113,000 customers and 71,000 contract carriers through our integrated network of 280 offices and more than 14,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.
Nichole Axtman, 952-683-3977