Raymond Days of Giving
Every year, The Raymond Corporation supports over one-hundred nonprofit and educational organizations with monetary contributions, forklift donations and voluntary participation. In addition, Raymond strongly supports education by collaborating with high schools, trade schools, colleges and universities on a number of programs, as well as provides students with facility tours, mentoring, and a cooperative.
Raymond’s mission continues with its Sales & Service Centers that provide giving and support in their communities across North America.
Here are some highlights from a number of our Sales & Service Center's giving and support from across the entire U.S. and Canada:
A local Destination Imagination team from Massachusetts got to sit down with John Croce of Abel Womack to discuss what D.I. was all about and the journey they were taking to the Global Finals, after winning 1st place at Regionals and 1st place at the state competition. John gave the team the support from Abel Womack employees and agreed to match any donations attained.
Thanks to the donations and amazing support from employees at Abel Womack, the team from Massachusetts was able to place 34th out of 87 at the Global Finals.
Andersen Material Handling donated a 8210 Walkie Pallet Truck to support the needs of the American Red Cross warehouse location in Cleveland, Ohio. The truck will support operations so they can continue to serve the community.
Arbor donated over 400 lbs. of food and raised $300 to donate to Philabundance, a local food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania. They also made a $1,200 donation to the Ronald McDonald House, a non-profit corporation helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support during their time of illness.
Associated volunteered for Habitat for Humanity's crew in Hanover Park, Illinois, and gave $10,000 in support of their mission of building homes, communities and hope for hardworking families in need.
In total, Brauer has donated over $104,000 in 2018 as well as donating 1000 turkeys total to local organizations.
A new program was also started this year by Brauer, in which everyone was given a $200 donation fund at the beginning of the year. It could be used to donate to any charity or non-profit of their choice and included organizations such as St. Jude, Music City Animal Rescue, Safe Place for Animals, Humane Society of Sumner County, local schools & sports team, and many more.
During Carolina Handling’s annual Associate Communication Sessions (ACS), each of their Greenville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, and Tuscaloosa branches held bike builds and donated the results to local charities. The bikes went to children and those in need. In total Carolina Handling ended up building and donating 64 bikes from the ACS events.
Heubel-Shaw has raised over $89,000 through employee support, special events, and auctions to help the fight against breast cancer and raise awareness at the St. Louis, Missouri, and Omaha, Nebraska, American Cancer Society locations.
Events included a Pink Pallet Jack auction, a Texas Hold 'Em & Bunco Tournament, Trivia Night and a Charity golf Tournament, which raised $30,000 alone.
Hooper Handling Inc. along with the Hooper Foundation supports many local organizations throughout the year. They make donations to Team Roswell for cancer research as well as Wannakah’s Pink Ribbon fundraising for breast cancer research. Other donations are made to the Salvation Army as well as to the Hospice inpatient care center. They strive every year to determine how they can best donate to local organizations in order to help the community.
To go along with an already long list of 2018 charitable acts, Pengate donated a rental forklift to support the event needs of the Southern Tier MobilePack Event. In which, volunteers packed 108,864 meals that will be sent to starving children all over the world and enough to feed 298 children for an entire year.
For the fourth consecutive year, Malin supported Minnie’s Food Pantry with their annual Corn Drive, this year’s event dubbed “Fill the Van… Yes You Can!”
Their 2018 collection garnered 5,000 cans of corn that were used in the Thanksgiving packages given to North Texas families in need of a meal during the holiday.
Raymond Storage Concepts donated their time and effort to the Ronald McDonald House Charity and a number of Habitat for Humanity locations.
Volunteers assisted in renovating and building multiple homes in Cincinnati and Louisville as well as preparing and cleaning rooms for the Ronald McDonald Charities.
RHCC has raised over $9,000 for the American Cancer Society through their 8210 pink pallet truck auction held during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
Raymond Handling Solutions participated in "Red Nose Day," an organization dedicated to ending child poverty in America and around the world. 78 employees donated and raised $3,000, match by RHS and a grand total of $6,000 was raised and sent to the organization.
In June, a video montage photos of RHS employees wearing their "red noses" was shared on DC Velocity's "Logistics Give Back."
The Raymond Fundraisers kicked off their support for the Greene Rotary Christmas Basket program in September with a fundraiser raffling off Jets vs. Vikings football game tickets donated by our sales and service center, Raymond New Jersey.
Raymond kicked it up a notch in December with a blanket drive, a Jeans Day collection, and a Giving Tree for Raymond associates to purchase gifts for families in need. Along with a mountain of gifts for 81 children in 31 families and a large number of blankets, Raymond associates raised more than $1,800 for this program that brings cheer to so many in the Greene community.
"Every year, it continues to be important for Raymond to support causes that directly impact the needs of our communities. We are grateful to have such a strong network of Sales & Service Centers that continue our mission, providing support in their communities across North America."
-Steve VanNostrand, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, The Raymond Corporation