Carolina Handling is supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities in six Southeastern cities with a donation of more than $25,000 to the Adopt-A-Room programs in Greenville, SC, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Durham, NC and Winston-Salem, NC.
This year, Carolina Handling has designated children with critical illness as the primary focus of the company’s philanthropic efforts. This new initiative was launched during a companywide fiscal year kickoff event in April where associates purchased 2,552 pies at $5 each to toss at their managers and other company leaders. A dollar-for-dollar match by the company brought the Pies for a Purpose fundraising total to $25,520.
“Service has been a core value at Carolina Handling since the company’s founding in 1966, with caring for each other, our customers and our community an integral part of our culture,” said President & CEO Brent Hillabrand. “Our associates believe in being active participants when it’s time to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. The Pies for a Purpose Fundraiser is a meaningful example of that culture of caring.”
Ronald McDonald Charities was selected to receive the donation from the April fundraiser as an organization that provides overnight accommodations and meals for families with children in nearby hospitals to ensure they can remain actively involved in their child’s care. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas in Greenville served 2,236 families in 2022, providing 3,196 total nights. The Adopt-A-Room program helps maintain the houses’ guest rooms with all the comforts of home, from painting and fixtures to bedding and televisions.
“We are grateful for community partners like Carolina Handling,” said Michael Lanier, Development Manager at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “When you adopt a room at the Ronald McDonald House, you provide families seeking medical care for their sick or injured child with private accommodations, family programs, a loving support system and a temporary home away from home.”
ABOUT CAROLINA HANDLING
Founded in 1966, Carolina Handling is one of the Southeast’s leading material handling solution providers and the exclusive Raymond Solutions and Support Center for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida’s Central time zone territory. The company provides lift trucks and automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers, as well as parts, racking, storage, lighting and dock and door equipment.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Carolina Handling operates branch offices in Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC and Greenville SC, and an Equipment Distribution Center in Piedmont, SC. The company has 750 associates. For more information, visit carolinahandling.com.