C.H. Robinson Raises Funds to Buy Coats for Westwood Middle School Students

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Week-long employee fundraising efforts will result in donations to
local community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CHRobinson–C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third
party logistics (3PL)
, is hosting Robinson Cares events at its Grand
Rapids office the third week of September. The goal of the community
giving campaign is for employees to raise $6,000 to buy fleece jackets
for every student at Westwood
Middle School
.

“Here in the Grand Rapids office, we want to make an impact in our
neighborhood,” said Adam Earle, training consultant at C.H. Robinson.
“When searching for charities to be involved with, we came across this
middle school that’s less than a mile from our office. We knew that we
wanted to help!”

Since establishing a relationship with the middle school, the employees
have built and stained 10 picnic tables. During this campaign, employees
will donate funds for the jackets by participating in a variety of
activities including food truck lunches, outdoor events and a lip sync
battle.

“Our employees are the best in the logistics industry, and making a
difference in the communities in which we live, work and play is at the
heart of the culture at C.H. Robinson,” said Angie Freeman, chief human
resources officer at C.H. Robinson. “With the expansion of Robinson
Cares to cities across North America, our employees are excited about
the even bigger impact they will have on our communities and neighbors.”

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.

About C.H. Robinson

At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly
deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the
strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global
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 for more than 110,000 customers and 68,000 contract
carriers through our integrated network of 280 offices and more than
13,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our
employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of
organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson
(CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more
information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com
or view our company
video
.

Contacts

C.H. Robinson
Nichole Axtman, 952-683-3977
Communication
Specialist
nichole.axtman@chrobinson.com