CFI Employees Raise $54,000 for 23 Charities across North America in Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign

 

JOPLIN, Mo. — Dec. 19, 2017 — Twenty-three deserving charities in eight cities across the U.S., Mexico and Canada received donations from some 3,500 employees of CFI, a subsidiary of TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), as the North America full-truckload carrier distributed the proceeds from its annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign this December.

A longstanding tradition unique to the family-friendly, driver-focused culture that’s a hallmark of CFI, Truckload of Treasures was established in 1993. Now in its 24th consecutive year, the 2017 campaign raised a goal breaking $54,000 – with funds 100 percent contributed by employees and independent contractors.

“Every year I look forward to Truckloads of Treasures as one of my favorite annual events,” said Tim Staroba, President, CFI. “It’s part of our culture to recognize the needs of our communities and support efforts to give back and help those less fortunate. I could not be more proud of our employees who once again have outdone themselves with their generosity. We are proud to support such meaningful charities in Joplin and those communities where members of the CFI family live and work.”

 The campaign supported fourteen charities in CFI’s headquarters of Joplin, Mo., with checks for $4,500 supporting area “Shop with a Cop” efforts, $1,500 each to Joplin Early Childhood Bright Futures, Layfette House and Community Clinic of Joplin. At the Shopping Spree $500 each was distributed to the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, Camp Quality, Pro Musica, Area Agency on Aging, Children’s Haven, Ronald McDonald House of the Four States and Art Feeds. Donations were also made to charities in other cities where CFI employees live and work. These included Laredo and Dallas, Texas; West Memphis, Arkansas; Taylor, Michigan; and Ontario, Canada. Employees of CFI Logistica, the company’s Mexico subsidiary, also supported charities in Monterrey, Mexico City and Guadalajara.

 In Joplin, CFI held its annual “Shopping Spree” providing holiday cheer for local children and elderly in need. Employee volunteers joined by family, friends and community members took over the local Target store in Joplin, and filled shopping carts to the brim, checking off lists of items submitted by local residents through the Salvation Army.

 Donations were raised through a company-wide raffle with prizes including airline ticket vouchers, gift cards for retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Apple, Amazon, Bass Pro Shops and Stub Hub, and other prizes. All prizes were purchased and donated by CFI’s executive management team. The raffle also included drawings awarding paid days off, and a special drawing awarding one- and two-weeks paid time off. Additional funds were raised through bake sales, a chili cook-off, book fairs and separate auctions of locally-donated prizes.

In addition, employees partnered with service organizations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada to provide holiday gifts and food for underserved children and senior citizens.

CFI’s philanthropic efforts in 2017 also included the provision of nearly $46,000 of in-kind transportation services for two nationwide charitable organizations. The pro-bono services supported Holy Joe’s Cafe, which sends donated Green Mountain coffee to U.S. troops stationed in 70 countries, and Wreaths Across America, which each year during the holiday season honors more than a million fallen U.S. veterans and their sacrifices for our freedom by placing remembrance wreaths at their gravesites.

Since inception, Truckloads of Treasures has raised nearly $750,000 for local charities. The full list of charities supported in 2017 is below:

Location

Charity/Organization

Amount

Worldwide

Holy
Joe’s Cafe

All-volunteer non-profit that sends donated Green Mountain
coffee to U.S. troops and stations in 70 countries.

In-kind full year total $45,950

USA

Wreaths
Across America

Mission to remember fallen US veterans, honor those who serve
and teach children the value of freedom.

Laredo

Bethany House

Feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, the only charity of its
kind in the area.

$2,500

West Memphis

CASA of
Crittenden CO AR

Provide a voice for abused, neglected and dependent children
in the court process and advocate for their best interests through the use of
trained volunteers.

$2,500

Taylor

Salvation
Army

Back-to-school fundraisers, Christmas charity, and disaster
relief are just a few of their supported programs.

$2,500

Dallas

Wilmer’s
Initiative to Spread Hope “WISH”

Provide new toys and clothing to children under age 12 during
the holidays through the City of Wilmer.

$2,500

Mexico

 Monterrey: Cáritas de Monterrey A.B.P.

Provide social services and community development.

 

$1,300

Guadalajara: Casa Hogar Oasis De La Ninez

 

Provide food, shelter, education, medical care and counseling
to at risk children and adolescents.

$1,300

Mexico City: Asociación Programa Lazos IAP

Support education of children by strengthening schools.

$1,300

Canada

Southlake
General Hospital Foundation- Newmarket, ON

Donor support maintains safe, fast and higher-quality
healthcare.

$2,000

Joplin

Salvation
Army
(Shopping Spree)

Specifically donating to area children and elderly in need.

$22,500

Carl Junction Police Department

Shop with
a cop working with children selected by school counselors.

$4,500

Webb City Police Department

Shop with
a cop focusing on providing for older teens.

Carthage Police Department

Shop with
a deputy to assist area children in need as identified by the school system.

Joplin Police Department

Shop with a
cop to assist children identified through the Salvation Army and schools.

Joplin Early Childhood

Bright
Futures Council meeting needs of underprivileged and often at risk children
in the area.

$1,500

Layfette house

Is safe
sanctuary, offering compassionate and empowering services to heal the effects
of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders.

$1,500

Community Clinic of Joplin

Is a free
clinic for the uninsured—the working poor—of the community.

$1,500

Art Feeds

Provide
therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools and children’s
organizations.

$500

Ronald McDonald House of the
Four States

Provide a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill
children (0-18) and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health
System and Mercy Hospital.

$500

Children’s
Haven

Children can stay for a short time during
crisis. This could include loss of home, emergency medical stays, lack of utilities
or food, drug or alcohol rehabilitation of a parent or caregiver.

$500

Area Agency
on Aging Region X

Provide food, programs and information to assist older persons
in maintaining their independence and dignity.

$500

Pro Musica

Music-based educational outreach and enrichment to local
schools.

$500

Camp
Quality

Summer camping experience and year-round support program for
children with cancer.

$500

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest
Missouri

A low-cost safe and nurturing environment for youth ages 6-18
with after school and summer programs, including meals.

$500

 

 

 

ABOUT TFI INTERNATIONAL
TFI International Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, operating across the United States, Canada and Mexico through its subsidiaries. TFI International creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly owned operating subsidiaries. Under the TFI International umbrella, companies benefit from financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency. TFI International companies service the following segments:

  • Package and courier
  • Less-than-truckload
  • Truckload
  • Logistics

TFI International Inc. is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TFII) and the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. (OTCQX: TFIFF). For more information, visit http://www.tfiintl.com.

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Manager Corporate Communications
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