CFI Associates Support 20 Charities with over $40,000 in Donations in 27th Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign

JOPLIN, MO — December 22, 2020 — Associates of CFI, an operating company of TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, supported 20 charities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico in CFI’s 27th annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.

The annual tradition, established in 1993, reflects CFI’s unique family-friendly culture, engaging associates across the company’s terminals, and more than 2,100 professional drivers traveling North America’s highways delivering essential goods.

Funds are raised entirely through associate donations. Due to the pandemic, CFI pivoted away from its typical in person bake sales, chili cook offs and pie competitions in favor of a virtual donation platform. “We extended Truckloads of Treasures to a ten-week raffle ticket fundraiser and silent auctions,” noted Greg Orr, CFI’s president.

“I could not be more proud of our associates and their spirit of giving back to support important community charitable efforts, and in particular, direct support for those who are less fortunate,” Orr said. “If there were ever a year in which we needed to come together over the holidays and bring a little joy, this is the year.”

Over the 27 years of the program’s existence, CFI associates have donated over $920,000 with recent annual goals of raising $40,000.

The campaign contributes to charities nominated by associates and benefits underserved families, children and the elderly during December. Some eight charities based in CFI's headquarters of Joplin, MO received contributions from Truckloads of Treasures this year.

The company-wide fund-raising raffle provided associates with the opportunity to win prizes including gift cards for retailers such as Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart and Bass Pro Shops, as well as other prizes. All prizes were purchased and donated by CFI's executive management team.

In addition, associates partnered with service organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to provide holiday gifts and food for underserved children and senior citizens.

Throughout the year, CFI places an emphasis on charities with ties to military veterans, first responders, the transportation industry, empowering women and education. The company’s support goes beyond monetary donations and includes volunteering and support for events.

The trucking industry has a unique opportunity to donate in-kind services with the gift of transportation. Since 2015, CFI has been a proud national sponsor of Holy Joe’s Café, which supplies donated coffee to US troops in over 70 countries. The company donates between $50,000 and $100,000 a year with in-kind transportation, moving coffee supplies to military bases in the continental U.S., which are then shipped to soldiers overseas to give them a small taste of home.

The full list of charities supported by CFI in 2020 is below:

Location

Charity/Organization

Amount

Worldwide

Holy Joe’s Cafe

All-volunteer non-profit that sends donated Keurig Green Mountain coffee to U.S. troops and stations in 70 countries.

 

In-kind transportation donations valued at $63,720

 

USA

Wreaths Across America

Mission to remember fallen US veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

Southwest Missouri

Missouri school’s COVID-19 support

Transportation of three trailers full of masks to various schools throughout Missouri

Southwest Missouri/Northwest Arkansas

Art Feeds

Moving 12,600 pounds of art pack supplies to schools. Art Feeds partners with schools and children’s organizations to implement creative and expressive arts programming.

USA

Truckers Against Trafficking

Nonprofit organization that trains trucks drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking.

$5,000

Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation improved the homes and lives of US military veterans, trained tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $330 million in veteran causes and improved more than 46,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,500 cities.

$8,000

Laredo

Bethany House

Feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, the only charity of its kind in the Laredo area.

$2,000

West Memphis

CASA of Crittenden CO AR

Provide a voice for abused, neglected and dependent children in the court process and advocate for their best interests through trained volunteers.

$2,000

Taylor

Salvation Army

Back-to-school fundraisers, Christmas charity, and disaster relief are just a few of their programs.

$2,000

Northeast Texas

Wilmer’s Initiative to Spread Hope “WISH”

Provide new toys and clothing to children under age 12 during the holidays through the City of Wilmer.

$2,000

Northeast TX Child Advocacy

Collaborates with professionals investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases by providing a safe environment for children to share their trauma.

$200

Mexico

Monterrey: Cáritas de Monterrey A.B.P.

Monterrey - MX
Provide social services and community development.

$1,000

AMISADAC AC

Guadalajara - MX
Educates and provides a home for young people with intellectual disabilities to improve their personal and social autonomy.

$1,000

Mexico City: Asociación Programa Lazos IAP

Mexico City - MX
Supports education of children by strengthening schools.

$1,000

Fundación Vida Plena I.A.P

Queretaro - MX
Association that prevents and gives rehabilitation to children who have suffered sexual abuse.

$1,000

Casa Hogar Elim

Nuevo Laredo - MX
Orphanage supporting homeless children

$1,000

HOGAR DE PROTECCION JUVENIL AC, CASA DE JESUS

San Luis Potosi - MX
Promotes the integral education of economically disadvantaged children with special attention to abused girls.

$1,000

Canada

Southlake General Hospital Foundation- Newmarket, ON

Donor support maintains safe, fast and higher-quality healthcare.

$1,000

Joplin

Joplin Early Childhood

Donated 25 backpacks filled with supplies to Joplin Early Childhood

 $300

Salvation Army (Shopping Spree)

Supports underprivileged children and elderly by fulfilling holiday wish lists

$14,000

Ronald McDonald House of the Four States

Provide a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children (0-18) and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital. In addition, monthly meals prepared at Ronald McDonald House by CFI Volunteers until COVID. Along with Sponsorship and participation in their annual golf tournament.

$1,000

Children's Haven

Children can stay for a short time during crisis. This could include loss of home, emergency medical stays, lack of utilities or food, drug or alcohol rehabilitation of a parent or caregiver.

$1,000

Area Agency on Aging Region X

Provides food, programs and information to assist older persons in maintaining their independence and dignity.

$1,000

Camp Quality

Summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

$1,000

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

A low-cost safe and nurturing environment for youth ages 6-18 with after school and summer programs, including meals.

$1,000

DAV
(Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 52

Helps military veterans and their families get the health, disability and financial benefits they need.

$1,000

Joplin Humane Society

A high-volume animal shelter committed to saving lives and improving the quality of lives of animals in our community.  Donated 2,000 pounds of dog food to Joplin and Carthage Humane Societies

$1,000

 

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