FleetPride handed over a check for $185,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Wednesday. The money, raised during FleetPride's Loads of Love campaign for Giving Tuesday, was donated by both employees and customers. A percentage of online sales from FleetPride.com on Nov. 29 went towards the donation.
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"Giving back to our community is a core tenet at FleetPride, and we are proud to partner once again with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the focus of our Giving Tuesday campaign," says Beth Corl, FleetPride's senior vice president of human resources. "We want to thank all of our customers and employees who contributed to our campaign, allowing us to make an impactful donation to St. Jude to support their important and life-saving work." Erin Arbogast, senior account manager of strategic partnerships at ALSAC, St. Jude's fundraising and awareness organization, accepted the check at FleetPride's Kickoff event.
"FleetPride aptly named their Giving Tuesday campaign Loads of Love, which was exactly what they gave to St. Jude patients and their families this holiday season," says Coury Shadyac, senior vice president of territories at ALSAC. "The commitment to raise funds through this campaign showed us the heart of FleetPride's employees and customers. We are grateful for their dedication to our mission and for helping St. Jude continue with its lifesaving research and unparalleled patient care."