Give Back Programs

Why Do MHEDA Members Give Back?

Member companies regularly give back to their local communities to support their employees, customers and community. They also know it is good business. Studies show that giving back has a positive impact on organizations by helping make them become an employer of choice.

Here are a few examples of MHEDA members’ generosity.

Fairchild Equipment Collects 4,300 lbs. of Goods on Behalf of Goodwill

Fairchild Equipment Collects 4,300 lbs. of Goods on Behalf of Goodwill

Fairchild Equipment of WI hosted its second donation drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and collected 4,300 lbs. of clothing and household goods.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is a huge priority for Fairchild Equipment,” Said Ryan Ratzlaff, Fairchild Equipment Sales Manager. “We believe in Goodwill and the many ways it serves to help people and better our communities. We are all very excited to be able to partner with our customers and local community businesses to help Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.”

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Morrison Industrial Equipment Co. particpated in Go Orange Week to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 kids in W. Michigan who are affected by childhood hunder. 

Morrison Holland competed with other Holland businesses in the March 2018 Community Partner Challenge! Team Holland wore their orange shirts on Friday, March 23 to spread awareness and support KFB Go Orange Day!




Eastern Lift Truck supports their community with equipment donations, school supplies and food bank donations. 

Eastern Lift Truck‏  donated a boom-lift used to repair and paint the a local historic building. The a nearly 70-year-old roadside attraction is 25′ Tall and 40′ Long.

Eastern Lift Truck’s Baltimore, MD

Employees of the Maryland branch purchased toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items, etc. and packed them into gift shoe boxes. SamaritanPurse sent these Christmas gifts to children around the world.

Eastern Lift Truck’s Newark DE

The Delaware team helped the local Food Bank provide 2,500 meal boxes in New Castle & Kent counties.





NHS classes tour Thombert, Inc. for National Manufacturing Day

Fifty Newton High School students toured Thombert, Inc. as part of National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is a national program in which manufacturers host events to showcase what manufacturing is and isn’t. A primary goal is to dispel common miss perceptions about modern advanced manufacturing.

The time at Thombert included both a classroom session and tours of their Newton manufacturing facility. The students learned that 11 percent of Iowans are employed in manufacturing at more than 3,100 manufacturing companies located throughout the state. Iowa Manufacturing produces more than 17 percent of the Gross State Product, amounting to $28.42 billion of output.



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Why does MHEDA Give Back?

MHEDA exists to serve our members and contribute to the common good of the industry. We are comprised of members who want to make an impact and strengthen their communities within and outside of the industry. MHEDA’s Give Back Initiative is yet another common ground for our members to band together and feel good about our purpose.

MHEDA’s First Give Back Event took place at the 2016 annual convention in Washington D.C. and sparks a movement within the association. Due to the large turnout, and enthusiasm from members, MHEDA now incorporates a Give Back Event to every Convention and other conferences throughout the year.

Here are a few examples of MHEDA Give Back Events.

American Red Cross
MHEDA Members assembled comfort kits, which were distributed in a number of ways through American Red Cross: Veterans in the Washington DC area who may be homeless; Soldiers arriving back from duty at Andrews Air Force Base; Patients at military hospitals; or anyone who may have suffered through a disaster, such as a fire in their home or for those who might have to stay in a shelter for a night or two.

Blessings in a Backpack
At the 2017 Convention in Salt Lake City at The Grand America Hotel, MHEDA Members assembled backpacks to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.


During the Regional Networking Summit at Concept Storage in Canada, MHEDA collected Matchbox Cars, books and monetary donations for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).


During the Regional Networking Summit at AK Material Handling in Minnesota, MHEDA assembled breakfast kits, medical equipment and supplies for Matter, a non-for-profit organization focuses on leveraging two of Minnesota’s biggest resources: incredible healthcare and bountiful agriculture.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
During the 2017 All Star Summit, MHEDA dressed and stuffed Build a Bears for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago & Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Children benefit from the consoling presence of their favorite plush toy which allows hospitalized children to enjoy play time at bedside and provide comfort when undergoing tests and procedures.


Dress for Success
During the First Women in Industry Conference in 2018, women brought business clothing which was donated to Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.