Every year in the month of July, BlueGrace Logistics hosts a “Backpacks of Hope” drive for one of our biggest charities, Metropolitan Ministries. This school drive benefits local children who are in need of school supplies to start the new school year. For BlueGrace, the main contributors of this drive are the employees, so this presents a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together and help make a difference. From the success of multiple efforts from businesses in the local area last year, the donations provided supplies to 5,000 children. Metropolitan Ministries is aiming to grow the number of donations by doubling this year! BlueGrace is honored to be partnered with this community charity, as we love to be able give back to the local community. Our company hosts 3 annual drives and offers volunteer opportunities for our staff through our partnership with the charity. In the last 4 years BlueGrace has nearly doubled our donation count for “Backpacks of Hope” drive, and the employees are already ramping up to do so again this year.
“BlueGrace Logistics has a special place in our hearts for animals and that’s no secret, but our community is what keeps us going. Metropolitan Ministries is our community charity of choice because they serve our LOCAL communities in need. We’ve built a strong company culture around a family and community foundation, and giving back aligns with our Core Values. BlueGrace has had ties back to its corporate location in Tampa since the inception of the company, and we’re committed to giving back. That’s why we created our charity program, Giving Grace, which encourages and rewards our employees to give back. A BlueGrace employee is a special breed of individual, and being selfless is a very common character trait amongst them all,” says Whitney McKay, Producer of Culture and Community.
If you are interested in making a donation and helping BlueGrace make a difference, you may drop off your supplies at 2846 S Falkenburg Rd, Riverview FL, 33578.