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Supporting heroes one shoebox at a time

Operation ShoeboxGrowing up with a mother who served in the Army, Karen M. learned at an early age how important it is to support the troops fighting for freedom.

When Karen took on the role of HR Manager at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in the Atlanta Operating Group two years ago, she knew the partnership her predecessor established with Operation Shoebox was one initiative she had to continue.

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Giving back, one tree at a time

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Enterprise employee Ariff A. and his wife Jessica helping out at the planting in Oregon

When Arbor Day was founded in 1872, the idea was simple – set aside a special day for tree planting.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, of course, sets aside many days a year, as it’s in the 13th year of a special 50-year pledge for tree planting.

Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056.

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Giving from the Heart

CanadaRMH PhotoCarrie A. knows what it’s like to spend more time inside the walls of a hospital than out.

Her youngest daughter, Avery, who was born in 2011, spent most of her life — all 10 precious months of it — fighting to survive at the University of Michigan’s Children’s Hospital.

“No one ever anticipates needing to be at a hospital for months-on-end,” says Carrie, Group HR Manager in the Southwestern Ontario group. “That’s why it’s important for me to give back to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House – an option for my family and for many of our friends experiencing challenging times.”

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Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

55_Community Food Bank of Central AlabamaThe Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has now donated $20 million to food banks around the world as part of one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger.

The program, known as Fill Your Tank, is a company-wide initiative launched in October 2016 to celebrate Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing a total of $60 million, to address food insecurity. The Foundation is distributing $10 million per year over a six year period. The Fill Your Tank program is partnering with hunger relief organizations including Feeding America, Food Banks Canada and the Global FoodBanking Network. Continue reading Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

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A big brother’s influence

Kyle and NateKyle Z. recently attended a meeting that could make or break the possibility of a college football career — just not for him.

Kyle, an Area Manager with the Southwest Florida group, already had his heyday as a Division I college athlete. So what led him to attend a parent/teacher conference at Fort Myers High School? The opportunity to advocate for his Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) little brother, Nate.

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Cycling for a Hero

Start of RideThe expression once a police officer, always a police officer resonates with Senior Global Cyber Security Manager Brian M.

After spending 20 years in law enforcement — first as a police officer in Chesterfield, Missouri, and then as part of the FBI’s cyber squad — Brian now runs cyber operations at Enterprise Holdings. Regardless of the cyberspace he’s patrolling, his respect for the police force led to an Enterprise Holdings Foundation grant to benefit an injured local officer.

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Paying it Forward

Enterprise employees in central Alabama empower future female leaders.

1.23.18.GirlsIncFifteen years ago when Ashley H. first participated in Enterprise’s annual United Way campaign she directed her contribution to Girls Inc., a United Way member agency. At the time, she had no idea it would later lead to her operating group having a larger focus on mentoring young women.

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Marathons for Mom

FullSizeRender (4)Some people run for fun. Some run to compete. Charlie L. runs for a cause.

Charlie, Branch Rental Manager in Orange Park, Florida, recently completed his third Boston Marathon and fifth overall. Most of his marathon appearances helped raise money to fight deadly diseases. All of them were motivated by his mother.

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Team Spirit: A cause worth cheering for

2.24.17.Busbee Family FBBrian B., Group Rental Manager in Virginia, is no stranger to giving back. For the past 20 years he’s volunteered with Special Olympics, and he’ll soon embark on a new adventure with the organization – honorary coach of Team Virginia for the 2018 Special Olympics USA games.

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Back from the brink: Enterprise support helps Albertans recover from wildfires

Albertans.wildfires.E390FJ.E998K2.E4684M.E858MWThe bright blue skies overhead gave no hint of the devastation that was about to descend on Fort McMurray, Alberta, on the first Tuesday in May.

Locals knew about wildfires burning in the vicinity, but “there was no smoke in the air that morning,” says Will S., Area Manager.  After lunch he stopped by the local Enterprise truck branch which sits up a bit from street level—and when he glanced out the window, Will noticed something ominous: billowing smoke, bearing down on the city.

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