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Con-way Truckload raises more than $50,000 for holiday giving campaign

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Con-way Truckload announced Tuesday that its employees raised more than $50,000 during the company's 20th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.

Nearly 200 Con-way Truckload employees, family members and friends participated in a shopping spree Tuesday 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 deliveries to the Salvation Army. Some of the funds raised for this year's event were distributed ($1,500 each) to seven local charities: Boys & Girls Club, Area Agency on Aging, Pro Musica, Children's Haven, Art Feeds, Camp Quality and Ronald McDonald House. The remainder was used for the shopping spree at Target.

"The donations we receive from Con-way Truckload allow us to focus on improving the lives of children in Joplin. They have provided supplies and funds that help us achieve our mission," said Meg Bourne, founder and executive director of Art Feeds. "In the past year, with the support of organizations like Con-way Truckload, we have impacted over 7,000 children with our programs."

To raise the necessary funds for Truckloads of Treasures, Con-way Truckload's executive management team and employees donated several raffle prizes. Tickets were sold to company employees in differing dollar amounts, depending on the prize. This year's items included one and two week(s) off with pay; Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and Best Buy gift cards in amounts ranging from $200 to $350; a bag of cash; a Kindle Fire; and a driver-made wooden toy truck.

"Truckloads of Treasures has become a tradition that our employees look forward to every year," said Saul Gonzalez, president of Con-way Truckload. "Not only is it a fun day for employees, friends and family members, but it is an event of giving, and we feel fortunate to have the means to give back to the Joplin community."

Since 1993, Truckloads of Treasures has presented more than $612,000 in employee-raised donations to local organizations.

 

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