The Giving Grace Program
BlueGrace® Logistics promises to support the community by donating time and financial support to charitable organizations. Our company is committed to the ongoing support of The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) and the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). Seasonally, efforts are used supporting Metropolitan Ministries and Autism Speaks.
The Giving Grace Program gives President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics, Bobby Harris, an opportunity to share his passion and energy of animal rights and community citizenship to employees of the organization. Giving Grace’s continuous efforts with non-profit animal shelters such as the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Spay the Strays, Inc., inspires BlueGrace members and advocates providing necessities and giving love to homeless animals by donating their time.
GG Supported Charities:
Our primary charity is the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB). Contributions include donating shredded paper for animal bedding, volunteer hours at the shelter, pet adoption awareness campaigns, and HSTB promotions via BlueGrace social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and the company’s corporate blog, “The Logistics Beat”.
BlueGrace hosts two holiday drives in November & December each year. “Boxes of Hope” provides a nutritious holiday meal (for a family of four) that may otherwise be without food for the holidays. “Bags of Joy” provides toys and stocking stuffers for children/teens who may otherwise not receive presents for the holidays. BlueGrace also hosts a “Back To School” drive which provides school supplies for children in need.
United Way’s mission is to improve lives and create lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people of our communities. United Way approaches critical regional issues with long-term, solution-oriented thinking and action to build a strong, caring community.
Meals On Wheels of Tampa is committed to the mission of “Nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors.” Meals On Wheels serves approximately 660 individuals with a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by a caring volunteer.
Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. Home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Our dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. is a 501C organization of concerned individuals whose mission is to improve the quality of life for foster children and foster families.
GG Supported Causes
BlueGrace Logistics is proud to contribute our services to ALAN, which brings the supply chain community together to address this challenge. The volunteer, non-profit organization was formed to provide a primary point of contact for those in the logistics profession who are willing to provide disaster relief support in the United States.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.
GG Incentive Program:
Bobby Harris, President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics, has instilled his personal passion and energy toward animal rights and community involvement in the employees by initiating an employee incentive program. This program awards two paid-time-off hours per every four hours of donated time to a charity of choice. Employees who volunteer 30 hours or more within six months to HSTB, BlueGrace’s charity of choice, are also rewarded with a social outing accompanied by Bobby.
- Volunteering must be done at HSTB or any local 501C charity of your choice
- Volunteer hours must be submitted by creating a Giving Grace issue in Salesforce
- Volunteer hours will be tracked through our HR department, as will the awarded PTO.
- Volunteer hours must be signed by your charity’s program director, for verification purposes.
- 4 hours per month at any 501 C = 2 hours PTO to use as they please
- 30 hours within 6 months at HSTB = volunteer outing