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Raising our game to help the homeless

Our long-term support of

Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) is rising to an all-new level in 2018.  We have established seven internal Universal fundraising teams, six teams will be comprised of employees, the seventh will be a corporate team, dubbed the Universal Canucks, created to promote donations from sources other than employees (i.e. vendors, partners, etc.).  On the corporate level, we are helping out by being, for the second consecutive year, the official Game Day & Participant Gift Sponsor, plus we have agreed to make a matching donation for every dollar raised by our employee fundraising teams, to a maximum of $10,000.

Universal Logistics has supported the Hockey Helps the Homeless fantasy
hockey fundraiser for seven consecutive years and will do so again this year.

Everything began September 19 with a kick-off Lunch ‘N Learn event in our corporate head office, highlighted by presentations from HHTH and 360°kids, a local organization that gives a helping hand to homeless and underprivileged youth.  We also distributed flyers and brought in our branch offices by videotaping the presentations.

Formed in 1996, HHTH is a Canadian registered charity, established to raise awareness and financial support for the homeless through education, fundraising, and partnering with local homeless support agencies.  It is best known for running fantasy hockey tournaments across Canada.  We are supporting the Markham event, where proceeds go directly to 360°kids, whose mission is to help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability.  Across Canada, about 30,000 people are homeless on any given night.

“Our goal is to reach a new high for funds raised and, based on the enthusiasm I saw over the first month of our campaign, I am very confident that we will be successful,” said Michael Glionna, President – Universal Logistics.

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