philanthropy

JRBM fund looking for MATS auction items toward philanthropic ends

JRBM Fund's auction will be held on Saturday, March 28, at MATS in booth #72105. The org reports "we really welcome and need more items to make this year's auction even more successful" than it already has been in planning.

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A final run for Dolphy Dickerson, and an introduction: South TX Truckers for Kids

Rest in peace Dolphy Dickerson, career hauler from W.Va. who lost a battle with cancer Dec. 6. Also: South Texas Truckers pulls Toys for Tots drive in Mission, Texas.

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Good reason to roll out West

The Truckers for Kids Poker Run gets started Saturday at Los Angeles Freightliner, 13750 Valley Blvd. in Fontana, ending at the Foundation for Kids, 2970 Myers in Riverside.

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VIDEO: Rolling out with the Great Lakes Convoy for women’s cancers

Watch the convoy -- founded by two proud women, one an owner-operator, in the expediting segment -- roll out in this vid. Bonus: Nick and Jenny Marcu's tribute to cancer fighters.

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Big Rig Books hauls reads for the kids

John C. Gervase founded the nonprofit to encourage literacy among underprivileged children.

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Longhaul Survivor benefit truck raffle

A yearlong raffle of this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 begins at the 2013 Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck/Tractor show in Earlville, Iowa.

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Provisions for hungry panhandlers

"Throw my sandwiches away all you want, but you're missing out on a yummy treat, and you will not squash my sparkle today. So there."

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Small gestures go a long way

Truckers pitched in to feed sandbag-filling volunteers in Fargo, N.D.'s efforts to reach 1 million sandbags by this week's end in preparation for flood season.

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Giving back

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal.” --Albert Pine

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So it *IS* Christmas already

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

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