Archives for May 2014

AGL supports 6th annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival

roosterAGL supported the 6th annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival again this year with donations and volunteering. The Festival is a yearly charity fundraiser at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, just outside of Martinsville, VA.  The event was created in memory of two Martinsville natives and is dedicated to promoting music, arts and education in the area.  A donation was given to support “Left Hip Pocket,” one of the bands that played at the festival.  AGLEF also gave an additional donation to the Martinsville Band Program, in memory of Todd Eure, a former employee of AGL.  The organization matched our gift for greater impact for the band program that provides scholarships for high school students for band instruments.

AGL host Fun Factory Event at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital

AGL employees recently hosted a themed party, provided crafts and activities in the Fun Factory area for patients at  Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.  Our team also sponsored and served dinner for the patients and their families. It was awesome to see the parents able to sit down and relax knowing their children were nearby having fun.

Most of the sports equipment was well used so AGL ordered new basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, nerf footballs, golf balls and golf clubs for the enclosed play area.dfgh

Second Helpings Social Action Volunteer Program – Lunch and Learn with Myron Smith

photo 3Myron Smith (Marc Smith’s Father) introduced AGL employees to Second Helpings (a 501 c (3) non- profit organization during a Lunch and Learn. The program’s mission is to rescue and distribute nutritious food from various sources of food that would otherwise go to waste. SHA delivers food donations seven days each week to feed the hungry programs, food pantries, and shelters in downtown Atlanta and the northern suburbs. Since its inception in Sept 2004, SHA has rescued and distributed over 3,100,000 pounds of food and other items.  photo 2

AGL employees were inspired with Second Helpings and  created “Giving up a lunch hour”.  The group will work with Marc Smith and SHA and utilize their lunch hour to pick up and deliver food to a food pantry or shelter.

American Global Logistics Employee Foundation sends donated Baseball equipment to Dominican Republic

Image-2The AGL Employee Foundation, on behalf of the Northside Youth Organization and FCA.org, recently donated transportation services for collected baseball equipment destined for the Dominican Republic as part of a continuing mission sponsored by the FCA.

Donated uniforms, hats, bats, balls, gloves, cleats, and other items were collected by Northside Youth Organization and sent to AGL warehouse for packing and transport to the FCA representative in the Dominican Republic.

Photos of these children wearing their recently arrived equipment may be our first look at a future Hall of Famer! Another Sammy Sosa or Alfonso Soriano in the bunch?Image-1