Averitt Express associates provide gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Averitt Express associates have once again provided a substantial monetary gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Averitt Cares for kids recently presented St. Jude with a donation of $400,000 during an event held at the Memphis hospital. The funds were collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2011, most of which were $1 weekly payroll deductions. Since 2006, associates have given more than $2.2 million to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the charitable giving arm of Averitt Express. According to Gary D. Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO, the associates of Averitt take a tremendous amount of pride in their relationship with St. Jude. Averitt Cares for Kids was one of the first associate-supported charities of its kind when it was launched in 1986. It is 100 percent funded by voluntary contributions from Averitt associates and has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children. Since its creation, Averitt Cares for Kids has donated more than $6 million to charities, including St. Jude.