January 15, 2021 3:45 PM, EST

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

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Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

As part of its United Way campaign, Ryder executives and employee volunteers planned and executed five days of fundraising activities and donations made through an online pledge portal. Funds raised go to programs and organizations in the communities where Ryder employees live and work.

“It is always an honor to help the United Way further its mission, and it is extra special to see Ryder employees come out in full force to lend their support and dollars during a year like no other,” said Robert Sanchez, CEO of Ryder, which is based in Miami. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 10 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

Girl Scouts

The new patch. (Ryder System Inc.)

The Girl Scout Cookies and Supply Chain program teaches Girl Scouts how supply chain management impacts how and when products arrive in stores. The concept and the curriculum used to teach the girls was developed through a partnership between GSTF, Ryder and the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

Girls from South Florida and around the country earned the patch on Dec. 12 as part of a virtual event showing how the supply chains work, including those of Girl Scout cookies and Domino’s.  They also heard from women in the supply chain and logistics fields on how supply chains affect everyone’s lives.

GSTF intends to work with the national Girl Scouts organization to roll out the Girl Scout Cookies and the Supply Chain curriculum to other local chapters in 2021.

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