SOURCE: Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc.

January 21, 2015 14:08 ET

Toys for Tots Recognizes Saia for Support

Employee Toy Drive Regarded as a Resounding Success

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that the company was recognized for its partnership with the Toys for Tots Foundation during its most recent campaign, having donated $25,000 to support the organization's mission of providing a toy to economically disadvantaged children across the United States. In addition to the monetary donation, employees participated in a company-wide toy drive that garnered over 4000 toys that were distributed to children residing in the 147 communities in which Saia operates.

"Making a difference in the lives of others is not only an important tenet of Saia's but a principle that's important to our employees," said Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service Sally Buchholz. "Toys for Tots is a wonderful organization with a tremendous history of delivering hope and compassion to those who are less fortunate."

Toys for Tots was created in 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif. by retired Maj. Bill Hendricks. In 1948, the United States Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots and expanded it into a nationwide community action project known as the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program.

"Saia's generosity helped provide toys to thousands of children," explained Chief Warrant Officer A.T. Wilson. "I want to thank them for their benevolent investment in our mission. I sincerely appreciate their gift to the Toys for Tots program."

Toys for Tots is one of the most respected and recognizable children's charities operating in the United States having received accolades from the likes of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, the DMA Nonprofit Federation, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Forbes Media. The organization has distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children.

"We are very happy to have been a supporter of their campaign," stated Buchholz. "It was an initiative that was embraced by our employees and I am grateful that we were able to bring joy to the lives of children during the holidays."

About Saia Inc.

Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2013 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34 states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 9,000 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with first place honors for its outstanding safety record. For more information on Saia Inc. or any of the service groups, visit www.saiacorp.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jeannie S. Jump
    Saia Corporate Public Relations Coordinator
    Phone: 770-232-4069
    E-mail jjump@saia.com