Charity Committee

Charity

Raven Transport partnered with area companies, organizations and schools to battle hunger in the community. We came together as ONE to package over 900,000 nutritious meals for children and families in need. This year’s goal is to pack one million meals for distribution to local food pantries, mission homes and backpack programs throughout the First Coast. We have packaged 2,480,204 meals to date.

Charity Committee
Members of our Raven Charity Committee joined hundreds of volunteers Saturday morning, November 5th. They cupped, stuffed, sifted, measured, sacked, sealed, packaged and taped to reach our individual table goal ~ 25 boxes of 28 packages. A total of 4,200 meals to hungry and grateful families. Raven is proud to be serving the community.

2016 Raven Annual Food Drive

Hello Raven Team!

We are partnering with Farm Share to collect food and monetary donations for our annual food drive.  Last year we were proud to have raised $600 through generous payroll donations. A $5 donation will provide 35 meals for those that may not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal. We make it easy for you to help by using payroll deductions.  With your help we hope to meet or exceed last year’s contributions. There are 3 barrels located in the lobby.  We will be collecting items through November 18th.  Thank you in advance for your support in giving back to our community.

Farm Share

Here’s a list of suggested items to donate:
-Rice
-Pasta
-Oatmeal
-Diapers
-Baby Food
-Canned Tuna
-Dried Beans
-Canned Soup
-Canned Fruit
-Peanut Butter
-Meals in a Can
-Evaporated Milk
-Non-Fat Dry Milk
-Canned Vegetables
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Canned Meat or Poultry

Kids First of Florida

Happy Birthday

Did You Know Most Foster Kids Don’t Get Birthday Presents?

It seems like such a simple thing, but for most kids in foster care, their birthdays go completely unnoticed and is just another day without a forever family.

We have learned that many kids in foster care are forgotten on their birthdays, in part because the Department of Social Services doesn’t provide funds to pay for birthday parties or gifts. In addition, these kids are separated from their biological families, and the experiences that led them into foster care often involve some form of loss, trauma, or maltreatment. Social workers say that having their birthdays forgotten is especially difficult, given the level of challenges and losses these children have experienced already.

Some foster families and placements do celebrate their foster children on their birthdays. Others would do more if they had the resources to do so. And, unfortunately, some of these placements simply don’t do anything for the kids in their care.

Raven Transport will be conducting a “Birthday Toy Drive” as well as selling raffle tickets to raise funds to donate for the Foster Children Birthdays to be celebrated. You may purchase raffle tickets in support of this community project, we can help with payroll deductions for donations of $10 or more, or if you like to go shopping just pick out a toy and donate that toy for the children.

We need your help and support over the next three weeks, Buy Raffle Tickets to raise funds for the children at KIDS FIRST of FLORIDA.

Kids First OF Florida

So they can Celebrate their Special Birthday!

BIRTHDAY FUND DRIVE

Raffle Tickets are $2 Each

Buy Raffle Tickets in the Office or send a Qualcomm Message to dispatch for a payroll deduction.

PRIZES:

*ICONIA Tab 8 * tablet generously donated by John and Joyce  Parsons.  Winner announced 5/6/16

 *Lowe’s Gift Card $50- Winner Announced 5-13-16

*RaceTrac Gift Card $50 – Winner Announced 5-20-16