Logistics with Heart: Charity Initiatives

20th December 2023

Logistics BusinessLogistics with Heart: Charity Initiatives

The international transport and logistics provider cargo-partner has made significant contributions to various charity projects throughout the past year, reflecting its commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.

Most recently, the Austrian team worked with the Mary’s Meals initiative to transport 3,825 backpacks filled with school supplies and clothing to Malawi (pictured), fostering education for children in need. In February, when Türkiye was hit by devastating earthquakes, cargo-partner’s local team and corporate management worked side by side to provide strong support for local relief efforts: from sending trucks with much-needed supplies to collecting a total of 200,000 € in donations.

The Slovakian team supported the “Koľko lásky” (How much love) project, which collects Christmas gifts for senior citizens. For the past few years, cargo-partner has provided the organization with free warehousing at the iLogistics Center Bratislava and contributed 4,000 € in donations as well as gift boxes prepared by employees. The Manchester office in the UK raised 300 £ for Macmillan Cancer Support through their annual coffee morning to help individuals affected by cancer, while in Ireland, cargo-partner donated 1,000 € to Focus Ireland, an organization that supports homeless people, and also helped raise donations at its anniversary dinner.

In Bulgaria, the company supported the Council of Refugee Women by facilitating the transport and storage of winter clothing and shoes donated by UNICEF. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, cargo-partner transported T-shirts for the humanitarian race organized by “Srce za Djecu” (A heart for children), with some colleagues buying T-shirts and participating in the race.

The company also donated New Year’s gifts for children in cooperation with “Ruku na Srce” (Hand on heart). And cargo-partner Serbia joined forces with the Sport for All association to facilitate the opening of an eco-recreational summer camp at Lake Perućac, promoting environmental protection and a healthy lifestyle for young people.

In addition, cargo-partner’s headquarters will support the association “Die Nachbarinnen” (the neighbours) with a donation of 30,000 euro in January 2024. This association empowers migrant women to cope with challenging situations and improve their integration into society. The employees, themselves migrant women, act as companions and offer their support. In Austria, members of this association also produced laptop bags and pencil cases from truck tarpaulins that were used as give-aways at transport logistic in Munich.

cargo-partner has been supporting the daycare centre and kindergarten for Roma and Sinti children at the Orechov Dvor settlement in Nitra, Slovakia in cooperation with Jugend Eine Welt since 2014. In 2023, cargo-partner contributed 25,000 euro to the Roma project.

Asia: acts of kindness across borders

Across Asia cargo-partner teams demonstrated their dedication to social responsibility through a variety of initiatives. In Singapore, employees volunteered at the Willing Hearts soup kitchen, waking up early to cook hot meals for marginalized citizens. cargo-partner Myanmar cooperated with Apex International Inc. in Japan to facilitate a donation of furniture, clothing, bags and books to Agape Children’s Home in war-torn Myanmar. cargo-partner Malaysia participated in a recycling initiative with Lovely Disabled Home, collecting 150 kg of recyclable materials to help provide employment opportunities for physically and mentally challenged individuals.

cargo-partner Korea also found innovative ways to combine team building with a good cause. In May, the team went on a “plogging” trip, a combination of jogging and litter picking, to promote physical fitness while contributing to a cleaner environment. In September, the team organized a pre-owned item exchange at the office, combined with donations in kind to a local charity. The cargo-partner team in Thailand initiated a project to transform discarded plastic into valuable resources, including monk’s robes and hospital pillows. Finally, cargo-partner’s Xiamen office in China organized a beach clean-up to help combat marine pollution.

USA: lifting spirits and raising awareness In the USA

cargo-partner showcased its commitment to making a positive impact in local communities. The Chicago office welcomed the Matsiko World Orphan Choir, contributing to its mission of uplifting vulnerable children through the unifying power of music while raising awareness of child poverty. Meanwhile, the New York team partnered with the River Fund charity, donating clothes and books to support poverty alleviation initiatives in the heart of the city.

cargo-partner’s Founder and CEO Stefan Krauter said: “I am proud to see the diverse and creative community initiatives undertaken by our teams around the world. These projects reflect our commitment to social responsibility and embody our core value, ‘we take it personally,’ which inspires our teams to give their best every day. Our commitment is not just about transporting goods, it’s about delivering hope and building a better future.”