Arpin Team Pitches in for GKTW, Move For Hunger

Last Friday, Arpin agents from all over the country got together in the great state of Tennessee to get down to business comparing challenges and discussing creative solutions. We also had some fun helping our favorite nonprofits and listening to a lot of great bands in Music City.

Clearly the most fun had to do with our nonprofits, Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village and Move For Hunger:

  • On Thursday, we held a silent auction for GKTW, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that offers week-long, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families. Arpin’s parent company has been a sponsor of the nonprofit resort for more than 25 years.
  • Then Friday, we hosted a truck pull for both GKTW and Move For Hunger, a nonprofit that organizes food donations to food pantries all over the country, keeping nonperishables out of landfills and in the communities that need them. Arpin’s parent company helped the organization’s founder get started, so it was great fun to continue to help.

The silent auction featured items such as a Coleman Portable Grill, a Mr. Heater Propane Heater, Denver Broncos memoriabilia, a Music City Minication with a stay at Margaritaville Nashville and tickets to the Ryam Auditorium, a Chicago Getaway (including a stay at the Hyatt Centric, tickets to Field Museum, an Anthony Rizzo signed photo and a Cubs jacket), and an Arpin-branded cornhole set. Through the auction, we were able to bring in $10,168 for GKTW!

We shuttled everyone from the Renaissance Nashville Hotel over to Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, to put on a new-to-us event — a Truck Pull Fundraiser. Our 16 teams of 8 raced to pull a moving truck across the finish line — 100 feet from the starting point. Through our event sponsors and a kick-in from the van line, we donated $10,000 each to GKTW and Move For Hunger!

Thank you to all our sponsors:

Premium Team Sponsors:

Team Sponsors:

  • B2E Marketing
  • Birch, Inc.
  • Cordell & Company Insurance Agency
  • Cory Shook – State Farm
  • Custom Movers Services (CMS)
  • GEMCO
  • Koorsen Fire & Security
  • Olympia Moving & Storage
  • The Noll Landscape Group, Inc.
  • Travel Centers of America
  • TTN Fleet Solutions

Make a Difference Donations:

  • All American Trucking & Transport
  • Braden Business Systems, Inc.
  • Complete Office Supply
  • CSNS Relocation Services
  • Ellis Mechanic LLC
  • Evapar
  • Ott to Print Green
The Moving Leads team poses in front of the Nashville skyline!
Registrants sign up for the festivities.
A full group shot between two trailers on-site at Nissan Stadium.
The Indy Pro Graphix team heaves that truck over the finish line!
Arpin staff and Move For Hunger check in all our registrants for a fun-filled afternoon.