Allen Lund Company Partners with Several Organizations to Invest in Community
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA – As the company continues its long and well-rounded history of giving back to the communities which help it thrive, the Allen Lund Company (ALC) has made another contribution to its yearly Acts of Kindness. The company recently participated with several charitable organizations to support good causes.
ALC Flatbed supported C5 Georgia Youth Foundation by hosting a barbecue. According to a press release, the company fed and entertained kids with games and raffle giveaways.
"We were very excited to partner with C5 for a second year for a cookout and an afternoon of activities for 70 kids at Camp Adahi," said Chris Clelland, Manager of the Flatbed office. "We love to be involved with C5 because we get to interact with the amazing kids in the program, and seeing the smiles we bring to these kid's faces is priceless. C5 teaches kids to overcome challenges and to become leaders not just for themselves but their communities. It is inspiring to see how these kids are overcoming the difficulties in their lives and becoming model citizens. 100% of these kids graduate high school and get accepted into college. We will continue to partner with C5 as it is an amazing program with tremendous success."
C5 Georgia Youth Foundation’s mission is to inspire high-potential youths from risk-filled environments to rather pursue personal success, prepare them for leadership roles in college, work, and community.
ALC Minneapolis also invested in its community by hosting a book drive for the Mayo Clinc in Rochester, MN. In June, the Minneapolis office collected over 500 books to be donated. The Mayo Clinic Pediatric Book Program accepts new and gently used books, with volunteers handing out roughly 400 books each week to children of all ages.
"We are pleased to donate more than 500 books to the Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Book Program. Our initial goal of 400 (enough for a week) books was far exceeded," said Derek Carmichael, Transportation Broker of ALC Minneapolis. "We want to thank ALC employees and our fellow 505 Waterford tenants for their generosity in making this book drive a success. We also appreciate the volunteers that hand out these books to each and every child visiting the pediatric floor; their efforts make a big impression on Mayo's smallest patients. Our entire office is looking forward to making this an annual book drive to support this great outreach by the volunteers and staff at The Mayo Clinic."
ALC’s headquarters is also hosting a Christmas in July Toy Drive for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul (SVdPLA) in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the year, SVdPLA collects toys and meals to donate to children in order to provide a full Christmas to the underserved in Downtown LA.
"ALC is proud once again to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The toy drive is a small part of a much bigger picture which is providing a Christmas to the most underprivileged in Los Angeles," stated Nora Trueblood, Marketing Director at Allen Lund Company.
These gracious acts are all part of ALC’s 40 Acts of Kindness in a year, building off of the company’s 40th year in business in 2016.
Where will ALC invest its efforts to give back next? AndNowUKnow will report.