Many companies have charitable hearts. Some publicize them, some don’t. I find it particularly heart-warming when companies donate to children’s causes, because as the song goes, “children are our future.”
Truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing provider Fleet Advantage is doing just that. With an initial investment of $80,000, the company has kicked off its Kids Around the Corner program. The program is part of the larger Fleet Advantage Foundation and will support children in the communities where its clients are located.
According to the firm, Kids Around the Corner will allow Fleet Advantage to donate a percentage of its profits to children’s charities at their clients’ direction and choice. The foundation encourages the donations be made to smaller local charities where the clients are based.
I think what is most impressive is that Fleet Advantage is letting its clients pick the charities. After all, local businesses probably have the best handle on what the needs of the children in their community. Many companies do not allow for local decisions to be made with their money. Fleet Advantage is, and should be commended for that.
“We feel it is important to not only serve our clients, but also to support the needs of the communities where their employees live and work,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “Fleet Advantage encourages community involvement and we believe it is our responsibility to give back to our local communities. We are proud to establish the Kids Around the Corner program and to partner with our clients in their efforts to make a meaningful impact in their local communities.”
Fleet Advantage will continue to make donations to the charity based on a formula related to the company’s sales volume and profits, it said.