Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.

  • In the last quarter of 2018, associates of freight transportation company Averitt Express logged more than 4,100 hours of community service as part of Averitt's annual "40 for 40 Community Challenge." All together, associates from 87 facilities across Averitt's system donated their time to clothing, food, toy, and blood drives. This annual event began in 2011 as a way to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. Each year since, all of the facilities across its network have been encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes between October and December.

  • Fremont, Calif.-based third-party logistics company RK Logistics Group has once again teamed up with Fremont's Community Services Department to provide summer recreation scholarships for low-income children. The company's $1,450 charitable contribution will support scholarships for up to 18 children living within the city of Fremont.

  • Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., a material handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, has announced that J&K Trucking and Prism Logistics were the winning bidders in its fifth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction. This year's event raised $9,470 through the pallet jack sales and a $1,000 donation from Cascade, with the proceeds shared between the Tina Fund in Greene, N.Y., and Hers Breast Cancer Foundation in Fremont, Calif.

  • Dallas, Texas-based material handling hardware company The Crosby Group LLC has committed to donate up to $25,000 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation based on the sales of its popular wire rope clips from April to June. The charity provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

  • Oconomowoc, Wis.-based reusable packaging specialist Orbis has donated 300 gallons of milk to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This donation was inspired by the ProFood Tech 2019 food and beverage trade show, which was held in Chicago in March. For every booth visitor Orbis received, it donated three gallons of milk to the Food Depository.