Cartus “Cans their CEO” in the Fight Against Hunger
Most people think of food drives taking place around Thanksgiving and in the winter months, but as summertime approaches, many low-income families, whose children are home for the summer, wonder how they’ll provide the breakfast and lunch that is normally supplied by their schools. Cartus recently teamed up with one of our long-time van line agents, Wlliam B. Meyer, Inc., for a “Can the CEO” competition in support of Move for Hunger, a group that utilizes the volunteer efforts of moving companies across North America who collect food items from the families they are about to relocate.
We challenged our employees to donate 2,000 food items to fill Cartus President and CEO Kevin Kelleher’s office to support The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut (CAAWC). We knew that our employees would be up to the task and would meet that goal. We should have known better! We far surpassed our goal and donated 6,817 food items – 6,000 pounds of food – to the agency’s food pantry, and the donation will feed up to 450 families. William B. Meyer, which is heavily involved in the Move for Hunger initiative, donated boxes, a moving truck, and movers to assist with the delivery.
Corporate responsibility is truly an integral part of the culture at Cartus and, as always, we are proud of the generosity of our employees. We are also proud to work with like-minded organizations like William B. Meyer, and we have both already committed to another company-wide donation initiative next year.
Watch our short video on the Can the CEO competition in support of Move For Hunger. Also, find out more about our commitment to corporate social responsibility, and how our employees give back to the communities in which we live and work, in our Cartus Global Citizenship Report.