Carrier leaves a trail of donations

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger says it will donate 90 full length trailers to five charities serving the communities it operates in.

Recipients are the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Waterloo Rotary Club Charitable Foundation, the Ontario Christian Gleaners, the Samaritans Purse, and the YMCA of St. Clements.

Dan Einwechter, chairman and CEO of Cambridge, Ont.-based Challenger, said the retired 53-ft trailers have been well-maintained and the company chose to donate them to good causes rather than sell them.

"It is gratifying to know that our equipment can be put to good use by these charities in helping our communities," he said.

Romeo Callegaro, senior manager-logistics, business operations at the Canadian Diabetes Association, thanked Einwechter and the Challenger team for their generosity and support, saying the association will use the trailers it receives to store donations of clothing and household items from their Clothesline program.

Last year, Clothesline diverted more than 42 million kilograms of clothing and household items from Canada’s landfills.

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