FORT LAUDERDALE (June 27, 2023) – Fleet Advantage and its Kids Around The Corner (KATC) foundation has held its ’12 Days of Christmas’ in December, focused on extending charitable donations and volunteer events for surrounding communities. This year, KATC is adding a celebration for ‘Christmas in July’ with an exciting new campaign aimed at giving back.
Christmas In July has become a cultural staple yearly to raise awareness and call people to action in the giving mood. Many think of the 1940 movie Christmas in July, where this annual tradition began; however, a Washington, D.C. church first brought donations to life in 1942 by starting a summer donation drive to gather holiday gifts to send to missions around the world in time for Christmas.
In keeping with KATC’s core values and partnering with smaller, local 501(c) organizations, the ‘Christmas in July’ campaign aims to raise funds for several worthy causes and bring joy to those in communities where the company’s clients and employees live and work. Donations and volunteer efforts will go toward providing essential supplies and services for those in need, as well as spreading festive cheer throughout the season.
Since inception in 2014, KATC has donated to over 40 organizations and among the organizations in the ‘Christmas in July’ campaign include:
Also in recognition of July’s National Make A Difference to Children Month, Fleet Advantage and KATC will be hosting its Second Annual Back To School Backpack Drive with Kids In Distress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing early intervention and treatment for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Last year, over 100 backpacks with school supplies were donated to children and their families who rely on Kids In Distress’s foster care, education, and family strengthening support. This year, 150 backpacks will be donated on July 19th.
We’re excited to come together with our clients and support so many meaningful charitable causes in multiple communities,” said Brian Holland, President and CEO of Fleet Advantage, and Director and Treasurer of KATC. “Together, we are looking forward to spreading some Fleet Advantage holiday cheer in July to continue making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.”
About Kids Around the Corner
Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $2.5 Billion assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and more than 50 customers which includes America’s top corporate fleets, including five (5) of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.