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October 28, 2014

Challenge Accepted

  • Agent
  • Atlas Van Lines

Drumroll, please. Here are your winners of the Move For Hunger Challenge


In the heart of their busiest season, Atlas agents raised $10,650 benefitting Move For Hunger™, a non-profit organization that teams up with relocation companies across the country to pick up unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks.

Through June and July, Move For Hunger hosted the “Move For Hunger Challenge,” an online fundraiser where Atlas agents went head to head to fight hunger. Each participating agent office was given an online fundraising profile where 
co-workers, friends and family could make donations. As an extra incentive, prizes were promised to the top fundraisers.

Always Time to Help
Move For Hunger Development Director Kristy Redford was apprehensive about the timing of the fundraiser, but Atlas agents demonstrated that there is always time to help those in need. “We were humbled that so many of our supporters took the time out of their busy season to share our mission with their networks. It really represents what Move For Hunger is all about—many hands working together to fight hunger in our communities,” said Kristy.

The Winners
It was a competitive race from the start, but A-1 Moving & Storage of Jupiter, FL (0087) raising the most funds, pulled into the winner’s circle. Following close behind were Atlantic Relocation Systems of Phoenix (1038) and Atlantic Relocation Systems of Atlanta (1037), with all three offices raising over $2,000 respectively. Because of their efforts, these agencies were entered into a drawing to win great prizes. Seventeen total agencies competed in the Move For Hunger Challenge.

What was the best part of the challenge? Not the prizes awarded, or even the $10,650 donated. It was spreading awareness about the fight against hunger.

“Agents were spreading the mission to family members, friends, their business contacts, and many more within their network. Donations came in from all around the country,” Kristy exclaimed. “It was thrilling to watch the Move For Hunger message and mission spread across the United States. At the heart of this challenge, our goal 
went beyond raising dollars. Awareness of the crisis of hunger in our country and activating everyone’s network to respond is the best 
outcome of any challenge.”

As the premier van line sponsor of Move For Hunger, Atlas has over one hundred agents enrolled in the fight against hunger. Year-to-date, agents have donated 131,174 pounds of non-perishable items to food banks across the United States.