Giving Back

With last night’s airing of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the Neenah family, the Arboleda’s, I have thought a lot about giving. I know giving is something I always say I should do more of without needing a catalyst like last night’s show. I am now going to back up those words with action! I will be a part of a committee here at Thill that will be helping others by volunteering in our community. I look forward to keeping you informed on what the members of this committee become involved in.

I am proud to say that giving is something that Thill Logistics is already involved in, below is an excerpt from an article about donations that Thill has made to the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.

Thill Logistics Making a Difference in the Community –

Boys & Girls Club kids get backpacks and school supplies.

This past summer, Thill Logistics connected with the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area, located in Berlin, Wisconsin to help serve kids and teens in need. Specifically, Thill Logistics wanted to give back to the community by providing youth with backpacks and school supplies needed for the new school year.

Each year, the Boys & Girls Club collaborates with local organizations to provide Club members with backpacks and the essential school supplies needed to have a successful school year, and in 2009 the need for school assistance was bigger than ever before!

During the weeks prior to school starting, the Boys & Girls Club teamed up with the Green Lake County to form a backpack giveaway. The giveaway was for youth in the community that fell into a lower-income bracket, which qualified them for assistance. Through the collaboration, over 275 kids in the community were able to receive a backpack filled with supplies.

However, even after the backpack giveaway, there was still a need for backpacks and school supplies for area youth that just barely missed the income bracket cutoff. Many of these children were in desperate need of school assistance. This is where Thill Logistics stepped in to lend a helping hand by providing the Club with 50 backpacks. In addition, Thill Logistics was able to go above and beyond by ensuring that 300 children had shoes for back to school/ Center Director Harper Mruk graciously accepted the donation and was able to provide youth with the support they needed for stat the school year out right.

“It’s extremely important to our Club that we try to provide each child who needs it with the proper school materials,” said Mruk. “Not only does a new backpack and school supplies allow them to be successful in school, but it also gives our members confidence among their peers and puts all students on an even playing field for the start of a new school year.”

Thill Logistics was also recently part of the Organizing Committee for the American Wheelchair Mission – Mobility Heroes 1st Annual Awards Gala. That was held October 16th in Santa Monica, CA.

The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the eans to acquire a wheelchair. With a strong focus on the needs of Children in Latin America, the American Wheelchair Mission will continue to change the lives of entire families with the gifts of hope, dignity, freedom and independence.

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