Con-way Truckload raises $70,000 in annual holiday giving campaign

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Con-way Truckload announced that its employees raised nearly $70,000 in the company’s 17th annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign. With this contribution, the company has reached a milestone $1 million donated to local charities since Con-way Truckload’s opening in 1951.

Hundreds of Con-way Truckload employees participated in a shopping spree held at the Target store in Joplin, Mo., to purchase presents for underprivileged children and senior citizens this holiday season. About one-third of the company’s donations funded the shopping spree, while remaining funds were distributed ($3,700 each) to local charities, including Boys & Girls Club, Area Agency on Aging, The Bridge, Magic Moments Riding Therapy, House of Hope, Children’s Haven, Camp Quality and Ronald McDonald House.

To raise funds for Truckloads of Treasures, Con-way Truckload’s executive management team and the company’s Voices and Values Team donated prizes to be raffled off to employees. Tickets were sold to Con-way Truckload employees in differing dollar amounts, depending on the raffle prize. This year’s items included two weeks off with pay; gift cards in amounts ranging from $200 to $300; an Amazon Kindle; and a Wii Bundle.

“Con-way Truckload employees dug deep this year, and I know it wasn’t easy given the current economic climate,” says Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. “Employees at every level of the company pitched in to support our Truckloads of Treasures tradition, and I am proud to be part of an organization of people who want to give back to the community in which they live and work.”

Since 1998, Truckloads of Treasures has presented more than $450,000 in employee-raised donations to local organizations through the program. In addition to the Joplin shopping spree, Con-way Truckload employees assisted company-sponsored charitable efforts in West Memphis, Ark.; Taylor, Mich.; Hazelton, Pa.; and Lancaster and Laredo, Texas.