2020 : i-80 Forklift Supports “The Missing Lobster Dinner" for the Soroptimist International of Vacaville

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Soroptimist International of Vacaville believes in making the world – and our community – a better place for women and girls. We are able to do so because of our annual fundraisers and donations from people like you. We continue to connect with local women in need.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Vacaville City Firefighters Charity Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting victims of tragedy and underfunded programs in the community.

How can you help? For $100, enjoy a lovely lobster-less dinner for up to four friends, provided by Erica Marie Catering. Your ticket will include salad, bread, entrée and two sides as well as dessert. You may select wine – white or red – or two Brenden Theatre movie tickets. Tax, tip and special packaging not included. Your dinner ticket and wine/movie tickets will be delivered to you. Then make your reservation and pick up your dinner with instructions from Erica Marie Catering.

2020 : Adopt a Local Graduating Senior

I-80 Forklift participated in “adopting" a local 2020 graduating Senior with a basket of goodies. The purpose of this event is to " celebrate our Seniors… show them how special they are and to send them something special!"

“I-80 Forklift adopted this beautiful young lady who inspires to go to medical school in the Fall.  Although she will not get to experience creating a lifetime memory of walking the stage to receive her diploma, our hope was this small gesture will give her a fond memory of her graduating year." Says Michelle Strand.

More adoption stories on the Vacaville Class of 2020 – Adopt a Senior Facebook page.

2020 : Kona Ice Cream

I-80 Forklift finds a unique way to give to a local non-profit while supporting a local small business. 

I-80 Forklift hired Kona Ice of Vacaville to treat 30 residents and staff members at the local homeless shelter to a sweet treat of flavored, shaved ice. “It’s important to Rick and I to continue our support of non-profits that are close to our heart, as well as, support local small businesses; especially during this unprecedented times", says Michelle Strand of I-80 Forklift.

2019 : Cocktails for a Cause

Interstate 80 in support of Cocktails for a Cause benefiting our local homeless shelter Opportunity House.

2020 : Easter Donation

I-80 Forklift donates Chocolate Bunnies (seen in front of baskets) to local homeless shelter, The Opportunity House, to help the kids at the shelter have an extra special Easter morning.

2018 : Technical Training Grants

Technical Training Grants offer benefits to employees and rental businesses

At Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, California, Michelle Strand, president, needed to hire another technician to keep up with demand.

“Our goal was to hire a veteran, so we attended a job fair at our local Air Force base. Most of the veterans we talked with had working experience as a technician, but not many had experience working on heavy construction equipment. We knew from the start that we would need to devote a lot of time to their training,” she says.

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2017 : Stop Hunger Now

I-80 Forklift donated their time to assist the community in packaging 25,000 meals to be donated to those in need. For more information about this organization visit their website at  www.stophungernow.org

2017 : Toyota NHRA “Mellow Yellow" Sonoma Nationals

I-80 Forklift sponsored professional motorcyclist, Steve Johnson, in this years races at Sears Point Raceways.

2016: Interstate 80 Forklift keeps finding ways to give back
By Connie Lannan

When Michelle and Rick Strand founded Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, California, in 2008, they made it their mission to not only serve their customers, but also give back to their community. Eight years later, that commitment is stronger than ever, with the company participating in more large charitable events each year.

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2016 : Customer Appreciation Day @ Oakland A’s Game

I-80 Forklift treated some of their valued customers to an A’s Game in a box suite.

The Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621

2016 : Convoy Of Hope

Interstate 80 Forklift volunteered their time and equipment in this years Convoy of Hope.  “We were truly blessed to be a part of such a worthy event that touched thousands of lives that day."

“On behalf of all of us at Convoy of Hope, thank you for giving your time to show compassion to those in need. You played a major part in our work to bring hope to families in Concord.

In all, 1,490 volunteers provided more than 5,000 Guests of Honor with a poverty-free day. There were smiles everywhere as the less fortunate received free services, groceries, shoes and much more.

The numbers tell it all: more than 3,200 pairs of shoes were distributed, 1,563 family portraits were taken, 591 haircuts given and 15,000 packages of Plum Organics baby food were handed out, among many other services and products.

Our partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, also provided resources and education to nearly 1,200 women. But what you saw at the event is just a small piece of the many things we do at Convoy of Hope.

We also feed nearly 150,000 children around the world, help survivors of disasters, empower women with opportunities to support their families through job training, and we teach third-world farmers to increase their yields.

Our incredible work only happens because of friends like you."

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