Charity cleaning up trucking industry

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Mississauga, Ont. – A new charitable initiative is finding support in the trucking community.

The Trucks for Change Network, which became known for matching logistics service providers with non-profit organizations in need of those types of services, has launched a new program: Clean House for a Cause.

Running during the month of December, Clean House for a Cause encourages carriers to identify and then donate the surplus office furniture, vehicles and equipment as well as unclaimed freight to charity. Once photos and descriptions of the items to be donated are sent to Trucks for Change, the organization will match the goods with charities that require those items. Then Trucks for Change will make arrangements for the items to be picked up and will even issue a charitable receipt if one is warranted.

Trucks for Change positions this giving method as “a win-win proposition—you’ll enter 2015 with a ‘clean house’ and the great feeling of having made a difference in your community!”

One company that believes in the value of the program is Trailer Wizards, which is serving as the sponsor of the program.

“This generous support from our friends at Trailer Wizards will help us to launch this exciting new program and enable the trucking industry in Canada to demonstrate, yet again, its commitment to the communities in which it works,” said Trucks For Change Network president and founder Pete Dalmazzi.

“We felt the funds usually spent on holiday cards and postage would better go to serving those in need this holiday season,” explained Anne McKee executive vice-president of Trailer Wizards. “Partnering with Trucks For Change Network allows us to directly support the wonderful work being done by some of our best trucking customers across the country to make a difference in our communities.”

For more information, visit the Trucks for Change website.

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