DHL Helps Boy Scouts Distribute Popcorn Across Chicago


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DHL Helps Boy Scouts Distribute Popcorn Across Chicago

By Bill Goldston

November 23, 2010 - DHL, the world's leading logistics company, assisted the Boy Scouts of America’s Chicago Area Council with their bi-annual popcorn sale that took place Saturday, November 20th.  

For the fourth year in a row, DHL Global Forwarding provided use of their facility to store approximately 50 pallets of popcorn and helped a group of Boy and Cub Scouts with the sorting and unloading of the pallets distributed in the North Side of Chicago this past weekend.  

A total of over 2,000 Scouts participate in the fall popcorn sale, but approximately 1,000 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts participated in the northern Chicago sale and distribution of the popcorn which is used to raise funds.


A small percentage of the money raised is used to cover the cost of the popcorn and the remainder goes to sponsoring events for the Boy Scouts throughout the year, in particular, an opportunity to attend summer camp at Owasippe Scout Reservation. Owasippe is the oldest continually operated Boy Scout camp in the United States, celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2011.  

“As a former Boy Scout and now Assistant Scout Master myself, when the Chicago Area Council BSA approached me I was very excited because I knew we could definitely assist given our resources and abilities,” said John Calhoun Head of Handling & IIS for DHL Global Forwarding North America. “Thanks to the blessing of our Station Manager Dominic Giannola, DHL has been participating for the last few years, twice a year in this initiative that is part of an organization that helps enrich the lives of these boys.”  

The primary goal for DHL Global Forwarding’s Intercontinental Integrated Services (IIS) in North America is to utilize existing warehouse capacity to provide value added services to transportation customers and to bundle this service with other DHL core products to new customers seeking customized solutions.

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers.

A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 54 billion euros in 2008.

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