Con-way Truckload Employees Raise Nearly $62,000 in 2008 Truckloads of
Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign
Donations Split Between Eight Charitable Organizations to Benefit Local
Children and Elderly
JOPLIN, Mo. - Dec. 5, 2008 - Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and
subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that its employees
raised $61,780 in the company's annual Truckloads of Treasures campaign to
support deserving area children and senior citizens during the holidays.
Employees purchased gifts including toys, blankets, clothing and food for
200 children and 100 senior citizens in the Joplin area, with remaining
funds to be distributed to eight local nonprofit organizations.
Nearly 200 employees, along with their friends and family, met at Joplin's
Target store Dec. 4 for a Truckloads of Treasures shopping event to buy
gifts for this year's recipients. Of the remaining funds, $7,000 will be
donated to The Salvation Army for food baskets. Each of the following
charitable agencies will receive a donation of $4,540: Agency on Aging, Camp
Quality, Joplin Family Y, Boys and Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House,
Children's Miracle Network and The Bridge.
"We thank Con-way Truckload employees for their great generosity and hard
work with this program," said Captain Mary Poff, pastor for the Joplin
Salvation Army. "The food baskets they are providing our local community
will help feed the hungry and provide healthy holiday meals at a time when
people are finding it harder and harder to feed their families."
Truckloads of Treasures funds are raised through an employee raffle of
prizes donated by executive management. This year's items included a day off
with pay plus $250 in cash; $400 cash; one week off with pay; two weeks off
with pay; and $200 gift cards to local and national businesses. Truckloads
of Treasures team members sell tickets at different dollar amounts depending
on the raffle prize. For every $20 in tickets purchased, employees received
one ticket for a drawing to win a $400 gas gift card.
"Con-way Truckload people dug deep and actually beat last year's fundraising
record by 50 percent despite the challenging economy," said Herb Schmidt,
Con-way Truckload's president. "Employees at every level of the company
pitched in to support our Truckloads of Treasures tradition, and we
appreciate the opportunities it provides us to help those who need it most
during the holiday season."
Con-way Truckload created Truckloads of Treasures in the mid-90s. Since
then, the company has presented more than $250,000 in employee-raised
donations to the local organizations through the program.
About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc.
(NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite
full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly
Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000
drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers
operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico
and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the
transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as
well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload,
visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and global