Power of partnership: Five organizations come together to provide clothing for homeless kids
When five passionate organizations come together to help people in need, big things can happen. Just ask the thousands of kids who now have comfortable clothing and shoes, thanks to a massive effort by CSX along with nonprofits National Safe Place, City Year, the National FFA Organization and Dignity U Wear.
As an international transportation company with a deep understanding of logistics, bringing people together is what CSX does best. The company's longstanding commitment to social responsibility drives its support of many nonprofit groups and charitable initiatives. In this video, you'll learn about how four of those groups helped CSX improve the lives of homeless children.
Dignity U Wear provides new clothing to nonprofit agencies serving those in need, so it was a perfect fit for National Safe Place, which connects young people in crisis with safety, shelter and other forms of assistance. City Year and FFA students brought their youthful enthusiasm to help volunteers from CSX donate, sort, pack and ship thousands of new garments to 130 homeless shelters across the nation.
Each of those shelters requested specific items, requiring a lot of coordination. That's where the expertise of CSX came in. The key to planning a project of this scope is logistics, and CSX made sure each pallet of clothing and shoes went out to the right shelter with exactly the items needed. The synergy among the organizations resulted in a collaborative effort that was greater than any single group could have achieved on its own.
Learn more about how CSX is committed to actively engaging in programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place at beyondourrails.org.