In the spring of 2018, with the help of Mainfreight Americas, Philadelphia-based Books in Homes USA began serving more than 2,000 children in Carson, California and its surrounding communities, just miles from Mainfreight’s National Support Center.
The Books in Homes program would not be possible without the support of Mainfreight and other committed partners. Learn more about how your team can support children in your community by contacting Dr. Richard Quest, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mainfreight is the founding corporate sponsor of the Books in Homes program. Since its inception over 20 years ago in New Zealand, the program known as “Duffy Books in Homes” has grown rapidly and has become a worldwide initiative. In 2008, with the help of Dr. Richard Quest and Kevin Drinkwater of Mainfreight, the program grew its wingspan to North America where it is known as “Books in Homes USA”.
At the end of each academic year, one student from each participating school is selected for the Mainfreight Award for Excellence in Attitude. Setting new targets, consistently challenging ourselves, and approaching each day with a positive attitude are not only criteria for the award but are core values of the Mainfreight culture. Mainfreight believes these traits, along with a strong foundation of literacy, support success – especially for kids in school and later in life.