During the month of October, recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ICL promotes Cancer Awareness by selling “Pink Paper Ribbons”. Each ribbon purchased allowed the employees to wear Jeans & Pink on Fridays during the month of October. All proceeds collected are donated to the American Cancer Society.
In 2016, ICL employees raised $867, which the company matched, bringing our total donation to $1,734.
Since 2006, ICL has raised $18,024.74.
Children's Miracle Network
An amount of $500 was donated to the Children's Hospital Foundation in December 2015.
As part of our relationship with Costco, a donation was given to support Children's Miracle Network in May 2015.
ICL Richmond employees participated in the Anthem LemonAid drive to raise money for childhood cancer research, specifically the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. A special thanks to The Cafe for their contribution of homemade cookies to help the sales effort.
Our 3-day total collection in July 2013 was $600.77.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds in support of its member hospital, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), to aid in the advancement of health care services for children in Central Virginia. CHoR is a full-service children's hospital within the VCU Medical Center and is our community's only full-service children's hospital. CHoR offers a robust continuum of pediatric services, research and education. CHoR has 15 locations across Central Virginia and provides over 40 pediatric medical/ surgical services. Learn more about CHoR.
City Team - Chester Port
Each year, the Chester PA office helps families in their area with gifts for needy families during the Christmas season.
Our Chester, PA location partnered with Penn Terminals and Evans Delivery to help the City Team Ministries with gifts to 3 needy families during the Christmas Season 2013.
The Chester, PA port team partnered with Penn Terminals, Evans, and Banacol to help the City Team Ministries. They collected over 1 ton of food during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012.
The Chester, PA port team organized a Food Drive to aid the City Team Ministries in March 2012. This is an Easter Food Drive program.
In 2015, the Antwerp, Belgium office collected 600 packages of pasta for distribution to those in need. The Richmond office donated 164 pounds to Feedmore and the Central Virginia Food Bank during the month of November and another 803 pounds in December.
In 2014, non-perishable items were donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank in November and December. Total contributions were 783 pounds of food.
In 2013, non-perishable items were donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank in November and December. Combined total contributions were 347 pounds.
In 2012, in addition to our normal Thanksgiving/ Christmas holiday food drive, we decided to begin in April. ICL employees donated canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Central Virginia Food Bank. We also partnered with the Innsbrook community in August and donated an addtional $120 towards the Feed A Family drive. This amount equals 600 meals for someone in need. We also held a food drive in November and collected 273 pounds which was donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank.
Our Chester port office, combined with Penn Terminal, Evans Delivery and Banacol, donated food to the City Team Ministries in November.
In 2011, ICL employees donated canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Central Virginia Food Bank to assist others during this holiday time. Total donations were 777 pounds; 476 in November and 301 in December. In addition, our Chester port office partnered with Penn Terminal, Coiltainer, and Evans Delivery to combine a donation of 2,000 pounds of food to their local Food Bank.
In 2009, ICL employees donated 680 pounds of food.
In 2008, ICL employees donated a total of 1488 pounds of food; 766 pounds of food in November and 722 pounds of food in December.
In 2007, ICL employees brought in canned goods and other non-perishable items to donate to the Central Virginia Food Bank to assist others during this holiday time. We increased our giving from last year by including a donation during the Thanksgiving holiday as well as the Christmas donation. In November, we donated 202 pounds of food. In December, we donated 440 pounds of food, for a grand total of 642 pounds during the holiday season.
In 2006, during the first week of December, ICL employees brought in canned goods and other non-perishable items to donate to the Central Virginia Food Bank to assist others during this holiday time. We donated a total of 496 pounds of food.
ICL once again participated in the Innsbrook 2013 MDA Lock-Up. This year our FCL Pricing Analyst, Bob Melton, was 'locked up' to support the needs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Employees raised $1,093 in charitable contributions and combined with a company match raised our total to $2,186.
ICL participated in the Innsbrook 2012 MDA Lock-Up. Our VP Commercial, Jan Kendrick, was 'locked up' to support the needs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At the lock-up he was given the opportunity to meet some of the children the contributions support for their annual camp event. A special thanks to the dedicated staff who help support the needs of the MDA.
Employees raised $1,076 in charitable contributions and combined with a company match raised our total to $2,152.
"All funds raised by the MDA Lock-Up assist the Association in providing lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camp experience to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases." (excerpt from the MDA website)
The employees of Independent Container Line teamed up (U.S., Antwerp, and Liverpool locations) to combine our monetary gifts to support the efforts of Mercy Ships. We held raffles, sold cookbooks, bake sales, Friday jean-day donations, and other activities throughout the year to raise money for this very worthy cause. Our combined efforts raised $20,313 in 2013.
In 2016, ICL raised $5,000 combined, and in 2014 $12,735.88 in the U.S. and €5480 in Europe.
"Access to good medical care is the key to providing desperately needed hope and healing. But how can that be accomplished in countries without basic supporting infrastructure—including a clean water supply, a reliable source of electricity and trained medical professionals. The answer began in a dream of a hospital ship, a self-contained instrument of mercy that would take highly qualified volunteers to the people who need them most. That dream became Mercy Ships. Through the compassion of volunteers and donors, the 2,000-year-old example Jesus set of caring for the poor is being lived out on a daily basis. We are transforming lives one surgery, one medical treatment at a time. Since 1978 Mercy Ships has performed services valued at more than $1 billion, impacting more than 2.35 million people directly during more than 575 port visits in 54 developing nations and 18 developed nations . . . and still counting!" excerpt from Mercy Ships website
On March 18, 2015, the Antwerp office presented a cheque for €985.62 for Project U-Turn.
U-Turn is a foundation that organizes trips for people with a physical disability.
Employees in our Liverpool, UK office dressed in red February 1, 2013 to show their support for the British Heart Foundation. Employees raised £85 to support this worthy cause.
British Heart Foundation - "We're the nation's heart charity. Our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease."
Ronald McDonald House
ICL assists the Ronald McDonald House in Richmond, VA in their efforts to help alleviate the financial and emotional strain of a sick child, by cooking dinner at the house throughout the year. Employee volunteers cook a dinner meal for the families staying at the house.
"Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC can help address those problems, whether they involve housing that's near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, or even getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community. In 2015, RMHC has local Chapters in 63 countries and regions with:
357 Ronald McDonald Houses
203 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
49 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles
Grants to non-profit organizations that also focus on the needs of children
Scholarships to students across the United States
Chapters around the world creating country-specific programs
Since 1974 RMHC has helped address these needs every day, with 305,000 volunteers and staff members, our connections with medical communities around the world, partnerships with respected companies and our generous donors." (excerpt from the RMHC.org website)
Stuff the Bus
Independent Container Line and First Capital Bank joined together in helping children in the Richmond area to have the valuable supplies they need for the school year. ICL employees collected school supplies during the month of August and helped 'Stuff the Bus' for local area children. We applaud the efforts of the employees of ICL and First Capital Bank in ensuring children have the supplies they need for a successful school year.
Charity Driven Events
Our Employee Focus Group (EFG) at ICL makes it a mission to not only encourage camaraderie among employees with planned events throughout the year, but more importantly to give back to our community. As such, we plan events and work with several charities to help make a difference.
Blood Drives Employees work with the Virginia Blood Services to organize blood drives in our Richmond Corporate office throughout the year.
Dear Jack Foundation 5K run Our Wilmington port office participated in the Dear Jack Foundation 5K run in March 2012. The foundation was founded by Andrew McMahon and his band Jack’s Mannequin in an effort to initiate change and provide a voice for the generations of young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. Our group raised over $600 for this charity.
School Supplies ICL employees participated in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Chamber of Commerce sponsored 'Pack the Bus' event in August 2012. We collected several boxes full of school supplies to aid the Richmond City Public Schools with their upcoming school year. In combination with these efforts, our Chester port office collected school supplies for the Eddystone Elementary School. Boxes of school supplies were given directly to the school to help students with their supply needs this year.
The First Tee Providing Kids & Teens Leadership Programs through Golf -ICL contributed $1,000 in 2016 to The First Tee program.
The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, they help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Their programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.
ICL contributed $1,000 in 2016 to Journey of Hope - an organization that is led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
The Journey spotlights murder victim's family members who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity. Forgiveness is seen as strength and as a way of healing. The greatest resources of the Journey are the people who are a part of it.