Trucking company raises $20,000 for children and seniors

| 12/23/2005

Many companies do in-house raffles to raise money for charity. This holiday season, the busy elves at Contract Freighters, Inc., deserve an extra pat on the back.

CFI's in-house raffle netted $20,000 to benefit children and seniors in its hometown of Joplin, MO, the company announced.

“Our employees raised an incredible sum of money,” President and CEO Herb Schmidt said in a press release. “I'm very thankful for their commitment to help others.”

CFI employees went shopping for 100 senior citizens through the Empire District Electric Company's Christmas Elf Network, and provided gifts for 345 children through the Salvation Army.

The company raised the money through $1 raffle tickets.

CFI employs 3,000 people and has 37 sales offices throughout North America. Founded in 1951, CFI operates 2,400 tractors and 7,400 trailers.