R2 COLLECTS SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR A CHILD’S PLACE
Jacksonville, FL – August 21, 2014
During the month of August, associates at R2 Logistics’ operations office in Charlotte, North Carolina joined forces with Uber and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Hornets to collect school supplies for A Child’s Place. R2 associates donated items with the company also making a large contribution. Uber and Kidd-Gilchrist then picked up these items and delivered them to A Child’s Place. Items collected included; school uniforms, backpacks, writing utensils, folders, paper and sanitary items.
A Child’s Place works to remove the barriers homeless children face daily. Their purpose is to enable client homeless children to have the same educational opportunities and advantages as other children.
ACP began in 1989 when a group of women were walking through Settlers Cemetery in Uptown Charlotte and noticed children playing there during school hours. When asked why they were not in school, the children explained that they were not allowed to enroll in school without a permanent address. The women began a school for 27 homeless children in a room provided by First Presbyterian Church with a teacher from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and called it A Child’s Place. Soon after these beginnings, Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Act protecting the educational rights of homeless children. With McKinney-Vento, ACP’s mission shifted to supporting homeless children enrolled in public school. Since 1989, the agency has substantially expanded its service capacity. During the 2012-2013 school year, ACP helped 2,656 homeless children.
About R2 Logistics, Inc.
R2 Logistics, Inc. is a third-party Logistics Company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The company works with over 30,000 transportation providers nationwide. R2 Logistics delivers industry-leading services through six primary operating branches. These branches focus primarily on full truckload transportation, as well as services including expedited freight, less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, certified hazardous material, specialized hauling and supply chain management. For more information about R2 Logistics, visit www.r2logisticsteam.com.