June 28th through July 16th, Boxley will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations at locations across Virginia, for Feeding America. Check out ‘Boxley Feeds Our Communities’ to find out why we chose Feeding America as our 2021 company initiative, how we’ve already begun helping, and what we hope to do moving forward.
The following locations will have collection boxes for non-perishable food and will also accept monetary donations on site:
715 Arvon Road Arvonia, VA, 23004
Blue Ridge Concrete
139 Healing Springs Road Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
Blue Ridge Quarry Scale house
15415 W. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
3785 Carver Road Martinsville, VA, 24112
Lawyer Road Quarry
762 Lawyers Road Lynchburg, VA, 24501
1678 Lawyers Road Lynchburg, VA, 24501
110 Lynchpin Lane Lynchburg, VA, 24501
201 Koehler Road Martinsville, VA, 24112
Mt. Athos Quarry
1299 Stage Road Concord, VA, 24538
Piney River Quarry
739 Warrick Barn Road Arrington, VA, 22922
Rich Patch Quarry
7612 Rich Patch Road Low Moor, VA, 24457
3830 Blue Ridge Drive SW Roanoke, VA, 24018
3830B Blue Ridge Drive SW Roanoke VA, 24018
1993 Salem Industrial Drive Salem, VA, 24153
15418 W. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
1050 Church Street Wytheville, VA, 24382
If you would like to donate and are unable to make it to a location, go to www.feedingswva.org/donate-now/ and mark your donation as ‘Tribute with Honoree Boxley’ to get included in our totals. Every dollar feeds five!
Boxley’s own Edna Hall heard how hard COVID made donations and visitations to the Salem VA (Veterans Affairs) and decided to strike out and make a difference independently. Knowing that Boxley asks its employees to donate yearly to similar causes, she did not want to add the pressure of another donation collection or drive to her fellow workmates.
“At the time, I didn’t know what Boxley might be doing this year or what we’d be asking employees to participate in, but I knew I had to do something. A couple of questions later, and I had a list of items needed by the Red Cross and information on the therapy pet project”—Edna Hall (Scales/Customer Service)
Edna’s contact at the Red Cross thought her action plan was a great idea and agreed to have the donations go directly to Salem VA. Desired items are those that many of us may take for granted daily: lip balm, nail clippers, denture cleaning tabs and adhesive cream, brushes, etc. Then, of course, there are the items that improve quality of life: coloring books, colored pencils, crosswords, playing cards, coffee, and more.
After collecting the items that Salem needed, Edna had some money left over and wanted to do more. That is when the Red Cross contact informed her of a robotic pet project that they started in 2020 as patients became unable to bring or have visits with their beloved pets. The icing on the cake was when Edna received word from a donor that if she were willing to put the remaining donation money to purchase a robotic tuxedo cat, they would match her donation and buy a robotic golden puppy.
“Once again, I have enjoyed collecting items for our veterans. I hope it makes a small difference in the lives of those who have given so much.” – Edna
If you are looking for a way to get involved with your local VA, click here, or your local Red Cross, click here.
Boxley has partnered with Feed America across our operating area in Virginia. Feeding Southwest Virginia and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serve over 217 thousand individuals each month across 51 counties and 17 cities. In these areas, two in every 20 adults, and two in 15 children, suffer from food insecurity.
“Feeding America, has the mission of feeding the hungry through a network of partners and engagement throughout the region. Boxley employees are standing up in the fight to end hunger across our communities, and we couldn’t have found better partners.” – Sherry Foutz (Boxley Team 360 Community Outreach Leader)
In 2020, Boxley donated $3,000 to help provide 500 new food donation boxes. Looking to 2021, we will get more hands-on. This summer, employees are holding donation drives at each Boxley location with the goal of helping our regional Feeding America partners meet or exceed last year’s multimillion-dollar food distribution. Food donations will be accepted; however, monetary donations are highly encouraged due to the organization’s ability to stretch a dollar further.
In addition to the future monetary donations, Boxley is hoping to put boots on the ground in Dillwyn, Virginia, to participate in the Mobile Food Pantries. The panty started ten years ago to increase rural access to nutritious fresh food and healthy staples. Our communities need funds and volunteers to ensure our communities’ residents have access to healthy foods so we can grow and prosper coming out of the COVID pandemic. For that reason, and many others, Boxley is here to help.
Stay tuned for our collection drives and help us help Feed America.
Boxley and other neighbors were there to assist when 25 families became stranded due to a strong and persistent storm in June 2020. In the beginning, Charles Craddock, Vice President of Boxley Asphalt, and his crew forged a temporary logging bridge with supplies donated from Nichols Logging. Providing residents of ‘The Highlands’ time to look for a more permanent solution to install before the inevitable winter season began. Continue reading “Assisting Neighbors Affected by Storm”
Since 1924 Boxley has partnered with and donated to United Way, which works to strengthen education, financial stability, and health in our communities. Boxley holds an annual giving campaign to encourage our employees to make any donation they can and then matches all donations received. With a total of $117,416 in 2021 pledges, Boxley ounce again achieved its goal of increasing donations year over year. Continue reading “96 Years of Pledges”
In 2015, MGA Entertainment proclaimed November 8th as National STEM day to encourage and inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Boxley is a strong supporter of STEM education through its partnership with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and its own Explore the Earth program. Both programs focus on educating elementary school students about Earth Science, geology, and the importance of aggregate (crushed stone) on daily life, and the worthwhile careers that come from pursuing these fields.
When the STEM acronym got introduced in 2001, Boxley’s ‘Explore the Earth’ program had already been in motion for a decade. Meeting grade 5’s Standards of Learning (SOL), students participate in an engaging presentation discussing mining, mining safety, why mining and aggregate are essential, the production process, and controlled blasting. The presentation sets the stage for a quarry tour, where students overlook the quarry and witness it during regular operating hours.
“It’s great to be a part of the education process; most people don’t realize everything we would lose without mining. Metals, glass, plastics, carpet, vinyl siding, bricks, block, concrete, paved roads, the list goes on.” – Josh Wilson (Director of Product Support)
We believe that school tours are a valuable part of “the Boxley way” and play a key role in enhancing future generations’ knowledge and interest. If you are a teacher or homeschool facilitator and would like to have your elementary school-age students come for a tour, please contact us at email@example.com
On July 30th, Boxley employees stepped away from their day jobs to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Geared with safety equipment, including masks, the team joined a handful of other volunteers to continue construction on the Roanoke, Virginia home. Continue reading “Boxley Builds for Habitat for Humanity”