C.H. Robinson to Raise Funds for El Paso Children's Hospital
C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third party logistics (3PL), is hosting Robinson Cares events at its El Paso office throughout the month of September. The goal is for employees to raise $5,000 to be donated to the El Paso Children's Hospital.
"When I was 7-years old, my mother, a special education teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was devastating, but my family tackled it together – head on. In true educator fashion, she used it as a learning opportunity," said Jorge Flores, account manager at C.H. Robinson. "She taught us that kids also can get diseases like cancer. This is a just one reason why our office has selected our community giving efforts to go to the El Paso Children's Hospital."
Employees will be hosting an outdoor event and garage sales to reach out to the community during the fundraising effort. Internally, the office will also hold a number of events including a silent auction and costume contest.
"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. "For the first time, offices outside of our corporate headquarters will join our Robinson Cares community giving campaign, and our employees are excited to make an impact within their communities."
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.
Nichole Axtman, 952-683-3977