POI In the Media

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 Gives Back With Golf Tournament

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?


POI Christmas Backpacks

The holidays are quickly approaching and the 2014 Christmas backpack program has officially begun! That being said, we’ve got some exciting news for you! In years past, the Christmas backpack program has reached over 450 children in Honduras, giving them the ability to attend school with all the essential supplies to help them succeed. This year, Point of Impact is partnering with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) to take the Christmas backpack program beyond Honduras and back to our own city of Memphis.

“We decided to partner with MAM this year to take the impact back home. We’ve reached our goal of providing backpacks for our own 450 children, but I knew there could be more. This year we aren’t just impacting Honduras, we’ll be impacting our own city.”

-David Hamilton, Founder of POI

Why the Christmas backpack?

The majority of our students who attend the POI program come from families that receive an income of less than two dollars a day. Due to this, children are not attending school because their parents cannot afford to purchase basic school supplies nor their required school fees. As a result, children are receiving a less than mediocre education—giving them little hope of ever overcoming this reality.

Similarly, high poverty rates, single parent families and low academic achievement plague our own urban communities of Memphis. Many of these children aren’t able to purchase even the most basic school necessities such as a uniform or a backpack. Often times, these families can only afford one uniform, therefore, the students have no other choice but to wear the same uniform for days on end.

What is in the backpack?

For sixty dollars your gift will provide a Honduran child with a new backpack, basic school supplies, a school uniform, and shoes. In addition, a child from the urban Memphis community will be given a new backpack, two uniform shirts, and a pair of uniform pants. For sixty dollars you can impact two children—one locally and one abroad.

How does it work?

In Honduras, the school year begins on a different schedule and will start its new year in February. Before the POI students return to class, our staff and volunteers will distribute their backpacks. In Memphis, as the new school year approaches in the Fall of 2015, MAM will be delivering the backpacks and school uniforms to their students before classes begins.

“MAM is thrilled to partner with Point of Impact during their Christmas backpack program. I am confident that together we can really make a difference across the globe.”

-Randy Odom, Chief Operating Officer of MAM

Help us reach our goal?

We have an overall goal of 900 backpacks, but we certainly cannot do this without you! Will you partner with Point of Impact and Memphis Athletic Ministries to impact children across the globe? Click here to help us reach our goal!

CEO David Hamilton’s Interview By the Memphis Business Journal

Recently our founder and CEO David Hamilton was interviewed by Memphis Business Journal reporter Ryan Poe for a feature story in the publication’s print and online editions.

Ryan’s inside look at how David got his start and the subsequent founding of Impact Logistics is outlined in “Moving Beyond Stacking Dollars” and it’s available online at: