Supply chain partners help Alaskan and Puerto Rican families get toys in time for the holiday season
Jacksonville,Fla., January 6, 2022 – The TOTE Group’s maritime companies (collectively, “TOTE”),premier leaders in the domestic maritime industry, partnered with Global Citizen USA (“Global Citizen”) to ensure hundreds of families in Alaska and Puerto Rico received toys in time for the holidays.
TOTE worked with logistics partners Carlile, Ryder Systems, Tropical Shipping, DM Transport and OM Transport to provide in-kind transportation and warehousing services to deliver 23,400 toys to more than 700Alaskan and Puerto Rican families through 35 distribution locations arranged by Global Citizen.
Global Citizen collaborates with the NGO sector and corporate sponsors to minimize poverty and assist those most in need. This program ran from December 18 until January 4.
“Global Citizen USA works to bring hope and dignity to those in need around the world,” said Beti Vere Atilano, Founder, and CEO, Global Citizen USA. “Our partnerships ensure we create meaningful experiences. We are grateful for the privilege to serve Alaska and Puerto Rico thanks to community partners like TOTE. Thank you to all those who helped deliver a joyful holiday season to Alaskan and Puerto Rican children.
This initiative fits into TOTE’s larger corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that focuses on assisting youth in the communities TOTE serves. Working with local community partners like Global Citizen USA, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, the Native Heritage Center in Alaska, First Book and others, TOTE provides support through grants, donations and in-kind transportation services to assist communities in Alaska, Puerto Rico, Florida and Washington.
“TOTE is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate,” said TOTE Group President & CEO Tim Nolan. “We’re proud to have coordinated with our logistics partners and Global Citizen to distribute toys to hundreds of families this holiday season.”
To learn more about TOTE and its CSR programs, visit totemaritime.com/community
TOTE Maritime Alaska, LLC and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC belong to the TOTE Group family of companies, a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies in the US.TOTE Maritime Alaska, LLC and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Services, LLC offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE Group is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. www.totemaritime.com