Con-way Freight helps Elves deliver bikes to kids

One of the country’s largest trucking companies helped brighten the holiday season of more than 1,100 children in need earlier this week.

bikesTwof of the 16 trailers filled with bikes for children in Canton, Ohio.

Con-way Freight (ranked fifth on Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 List) delivered 16 trailer-loads of bicycles for Elves & More of Northeast, Ohio. The bikes and other gifts were given to children in need in Canton.

“Who can help but be moved by the sight of a child receiving his or her first bike?” said Tom Clark, senior vice president of operations for Con-way Freight. “My family and I participate in this event each year and seeing those smiling faces, knowing we helped in some small way to bring joy during this festive time of year is a wonderful feeling.

“As a company, participating in the communities where we live and work is a core part of our culture and we’re proud to once again pitch in and help this outstanding organization.”

Con-way Freight donates its trucking services to ship the bikes across country and deliver them in time for Christmas. Local Con-way Freight employees also volunteer for the annual “bike build” event the weekend before, when more than 400 volunteers come together and spend a day assembling the bikes.