The NOL Group has been supporting sailing programs for the disabled community in Singapore, France, the U.S. and Philippines.
Since 2001, we have been backing Sailability in Singapore, a charity organisation managed by the Singapore Disability Sports Council. Under this program, employees regularly volunteer to rig sailboats and assist disabled sailors. All NOL volunteers and sailors come together in the annual Sailability Regatta.
UCP Wheels for Humanity
APL partnered UCP Wheels for Humanity, a U.S.-based non-profit provider of mobility services and equipment. The organisation refurbishes donated wheelchairs and hand-fit them to children and adults with disabilities in developing nations.
Since 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity has helped more than 50,000 people with disabilities in more than 68 developing nations gain increased mobility. APL does its part for this mission by transporting thousands of these specialised wheelchairs from UCP’s facility in North Hollywood, California to Thailand, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Children’s Cancer Foundation
NOL is an active supporter of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF). We have participated in fundraising events for the organisation in 2009 and 2010. In Europe, our employees have helped raise funds for cancer research.
In the U.S., APL has helped the American Cancer Society in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with the fundraising program, Daffodil Days. Our refrigerated containers have helped keep the Society’s signature bright yellow daffodils fresh and ready for delivery.
APL and APL Logistics in Indonesia work with Uplift International to improve the health and nutrition of underprivileged families in Indonesia. We help by sponsoring the ocean freight of containers carrying food supplies from the U.S. to Indonesia.
Scholarship grant in California
In 2011, NOL Group funded scholarships at the International Trade Education Program of Glendale, California. The program operates learning academies in 8 Southern California high schools. It keeps at-risk students in school and encourages them to study global trade and transportation issues in college.
Container school in the Phillippines
APL donated 46 40-foot containers to the Philippine Christian Foundation (PCF), a non-government organisation working on the construction of the world’s largest school made from shipping containers. The school is being built for underprivileged children in Tondo, a former dumpsite area and one of the poorest sections in Manila. It will accommodate as many as 1,000 children.
In Cebu, APL has donated eight forty-foot containers towards the construction of a school for children whose parents or family members work in the dumpsite of Lapu-lapu City.
Mobile library in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, APL has donated a container which has been refurbished into a self sustainable, mobile library. The facility is powered by renewable energy sources and protected by an overhanging roof structure. Close to 150 families will benefit from having access to the resources in the mobile library.
School and family assistance in Shanghai, China
Employees of the NOL Group run a volunteer project that is helping 100 underprivileged children cope with school and family life. Each child is paired with an employee for this initiative.