Freightquote participates in community giving campaign.
September 13, 2016
KANSAS CITY, MO (September 14, 2016) — Freightquote, a C.H. Robinson company, is hosting Robinson Cares events at its Kansas City office the third week of September. The goal of the community giving campaign is for employees to raise funds for local and national charities.
Employees, will be participating in a variety of activities to raise funds. These range from a silent auction and raffle to a chili cook off and pie baking contest. The money raised from the week’s activities will benefit charities selected by Freightquote employees:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- C.H. Robinson Hardship Fund
- Girls on the Run
- Junior Achievement
- Kansas RBI
Employees nominated these charities because they have a personal connection, volunteer with them inside and outside of work, and are passionate about their missions. Volunteering and giving back to the local community is at the heart of Freightquote employees. Freightquote has employees who have been volunteering for years, get their families involved in volunteering, raise funds and awareness, and serve nonprofits on their board of directors.
“I am always proud of the enthusiasm our employees have around giving back to our local community” said Chris Kolquist, President of Freightquote. “Our employees enjoy participating in charity events throughout the year, and Robinson Cares Week is a great example of their excitement and dedication to giving back to our local community here in Kansas City.”
Over the last 17 years, C.H. Robinson’s corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. has hosted Robinson Cares Week the third week of September, raising over $2.6 million for local and national charities. To make a bigger impact, offices throughout North America are participating in this initiative.
Freightquote is a freight service provider that offers powerful yet easy-to-use online shipping tools as well as a full-service team of highly responsive freight experts that deliver convenient, one-stop shopping for LTL, truckload, and intermodal freight. Freightquote provides customers with streamlined and efficient capabilities to compare competitive rates from multiple contract carriers, book and track shipments and receive dedicated customer service. As a company of C.H. Robinson, Freightquote’s stability and resources are strengthened by being part of one of the world’s leading 3PLs.
About C.H. Robinson.
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services through our global network. In Europe, C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders with a dynamic network of offices across the region. Our team members in Europe are multi-lingual, skilled at building relationships and focused on serving their customers. The company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations around the world. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.