JOPLIN, Mo. — Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that its employees raised more than $50,000 during the company's 21st Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.
Nearly 200 Con-way Truckload employees, family members and friends participated in a shopping spree last night at the Joplin Target to purchase holiday gifts for local children and senior citizens in need. A Con-way Truckload tractor-trailer was present at the event to make the special delivery to the Salvation Army. Additionally, the company presented $1,500 donations to seven local charities: Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, Area Agency on Aging, Pro Musica, Children's Haven, Art Feeds, Camp Quality and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States.
“A donation like this goes a long way in helping us lessen the burden for children and their families,” said Annette Thurston, executive director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States. “It's because of the generosity of organizations like Con-way Truckload that we're able to provide care and comfort for those families while their child is dealing with a potentially life-threatening condition.”