With holiday season in full swing, the employees of Impact Logistics are taking time to support some less fortunate members of their community, both here and far away.
The company’s “Christmas Backpacks” project, which began as a way for Impact employees to make a positive impact on young people in Honduras, has this year expanded and includes local students. Developed under the company’s Point of Impact non-profit division, the project sends 450 backpacks to underprivileged students in Honduras at the beginning of each year.
This year, Impact partnered with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) and doubled the scope of the project. Now, for $60, donors will be able to send backpacks filled with school supplies and uniforms to students in Honduras and in the Memphis area. This new partnership will ensure that 900 students will start the New Year with a fresh uniform, new school shoes, and school supplies.
The annual project is generating plenty of attention and has attracted increased donations this year. Impact founder David Hamilton recently promoted the “Christmas Backpacks” program on WREG-TV and a feature story was published in The Bartlett Express.
Check out the media attention here:
WREG News Featurette
Bartlett Express Article
Impact Logistics founder and CEO, David Hamilton, has been hitting the news circuit — and the links — highlighting the admirable work being done by their dedicated Impact Logistics team to promote the life-changing work being carried out by Point of Impact ministry.
Founded in 2006 by David and wife, Ruth, Point of Impact is a faith-based ministry that seeks to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world by loving the “least of these” and meeting physical needs through children’s programs and local churches.
POI consists of four churches in neighborhoods in Honduras that strive to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people. The ministry also supports four children’s programs through the churches that offer after-school tutoring, medical care, and daily nutrition to hundreds of children.
Recently, the Memphis-based POI team hosted their fourth annual Golf Tournament to raise funds and awareness for the ministry. Held on September 15 at beautiful Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, Tennessee, the event drew more than 130 players and 55 hole sponsors.
The Impact team wants to extend a HUGE thanks to FOX 13 anchor Darrell Greene, who produced an exceptional news segment on POI and interviewed David for broadcast on the network’s Memphis television station and website.
To view the segment, please visit here.
Impact also wants to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the outstanding committee of volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that this year’s golf tourney was a success: Jeremy Jones of Shoemaker Financial; Keith Lovett of Hawaiian Pools & Landscape; Kim McDaniel of the Mark S. McDaniel Law Firm; and Everett Stephens of Bee Energy and Mirimichi. Without the hard work and dedication of these folks the tournament would not have been possible.
We also had an immense slate of sponsors whose generosity will make it possible to positively impact many children and families in Honduras. We want to especially thank the people at the Mark S. McDaniel Law Firm; McDonnell Insurance; Metropolitan Bank; and Strategic Financial Partners. Because of the support we received this year, more than 50 children will be sponsored for an entire year.
Who knew a game of golf could make such an impact?