RK Logistics Group to Fund Summer Recreation Scholarships For Low-Income Families in Fremont

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Company marks second consecutive year sponsoring children's activity programs produced by the city's recreation department and Aqua Adventure Waterpark

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"We believe part of our responsibility as a socially conscious business is to provide support that helps those less fortunate benefit from valuable community resources, such as recreation programs," said Rod Kalune, founder, Chairman and CEO of RK Logistics Group.

RK Logistics Group, a Silicon Valley leader in third-party logistics (3PL), has teamed up with the City of Fremont’s Community Services Department to provide scholarships for low-income children enabling them to participate in summer recreation programs.

The company's $3,800 charitable contribution will help the city provide scholarships for up to 48 low-income children living within the City of Fremont, funding their participation in summer recreation youth programs that include Aqua Adventure Waterpark. It's RK Logistics second consecutive year as a program sponsor.

The scholarships help underwrite activities including swim lessons for children of low-income families ages 3 to 17, tiny-tot programs, summer camps and art classes, park admission passes and other youth-oriented programming. Children who qualify for the Fremont Unified School District's school lunch program are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

"We believe part of our responsibility as a socially conscious business is to provide support that helps those less fortunate benefit from valuable community resources, such as recreation programs," said Rod Kalune, founder, Chairman and CEO of RK Logistics Group."We're thrilled to be a sponsor of the City of Fremont’s recreation division and look forward to helping more of our city's children enjoy Fremont's summer recreation activities."

100 percent of the donation will go toward funding youth summer program scholarships, explained Lance Sheetz, recreation superintendent with Fremont's Community Services Department. "Each year demand increases for park activities and programs," said Sheetz. "Through support from companies such as RK Logistics Group, we are able to give more access to low-income residents, and ultimately further our mission to better the lives of children in the city of Fremont."

The scholarship program is the latest example of RK's community support. The company also recently teamed up with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation to fund the "STEM with Mayor Sam" educational program, with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. This program's goal is "to inspire scientific curiosity and wonder in students, and to educate parents on the value and importance of STEM education," in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. RK donated $1,000 to help the program expand its outreach.

A privately-held minority business enterprise, Fremont-based RK Logistics Group is a growing local company with over 600 employees. The company operates 14 warehousing centers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area representing nearly 1 million square feet of commercial distribution space for inventory management, manufacturing support and ecommerce fulfillment, including a new, recently opened 50,000 square-foot warehouse in Fremont.

RK is also an industry leader in adopting robotics-assisted order picking and fulfillment technologies, and creating special industry-specific programs, such as sequencing parts into lean production lines at automotive and technology equipment factories, and just-in-time (JIT) deliveries to construction sites.

In addition, RK Logistics is a California Board of Pharmacy-certified 3PL, signifying that the company meets or exceeds state requirements for handling medical devices, controlled substances and sensitive diagnostic equipment for pharmaceutical and high-value biomedical device firms. Only two logistics companies in northern California, 16 in the state, and 35 in the entire U.S. have achieved this distinction.

ABOUT RK LOGISTICS GROUP -- RK Logistics is a premier 3PL provider of full-spectrum, customized supply chain services for the world's most demanding customers. RK's manufacturing support, warehousing, order fulfillment and transportation services feature lean practices, ISO-9001 and CA Board of Pharmacy 3PL Certifications, which is unique to a family-owned business. RK Logistics is also a certified minority business enterprise. For more information, go to http://www.rklogisticsgroup.com

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