AK Material Handling Systems Gives Back

Working steadily behind the scenes of AK Material Handling Systems is a powerhouse of devoted team members committed to giving back and making a difference in their local communities. 

Meet The Give Back Crew

The Give Back Crew (GBC) is a nonprofit organization powered by the employees of AKMHS. Since its founding in 2011, GBC members have pooled their time, energy, and resources each year to support local charities and good causes through various sponsorships and volunteer opportunities. 

The GBC primarily focuses its efforts in and around Maple Grove, MN, and throughout the Greater Twin Cities landscape. However, its reach extends to the Pocono Mountains and all the way to sunny Florida beaches, thanks to a remarkable team of remote employees.

Giving Back One Opportunity at a Time

Unlike most corporations that may participate in one, maybe two, charity events annually, the GBC prioritizes giving back all year round. For AK and the GBC, giving isn’t limited to a season or a time of year. We regularly partner with numerous organizations and seek to grow our charity partnerships yearly. 

Please keep reading to learn more about our year-after-year partnerships and other organizations we’ve had the honor of sponsoring and fundraising for together. Check out our events page for our previous work and upcoming volunteer events, and consider partnering with us!

Year After Year

New volunteer opportunities always present themselves, but we’ve found that some events are worth participating in every chance we get. Some of the primary causes we’ve shown up for time and time again include the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Salvation Army’s bell ringing, food and Toys for Tots drives, United Way’s Day of Caring, and Second Harvest Heartland’s Pack to the Max Day

These causes hit close to home for some of our team members and are all examples of local charities that operate in our local sphere. Another example of a local annual opportunity is the Maple Grove Days parade. We love to be present in our community and act as a force of good to those around us.


As a company, AKMHS has sponsored numerous charity events, including the Magnus & Friends Festival and the DES 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament. We sponsored a Cauzzle puzzle on behalf of the Potato Head Project and are currently season-long sponsors for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Season.


Finally, AK and our GBC team band together to fundraise for important causes through various events and donation opportunities. Our team attended the Reach For Ralph annual fundraiser, a Pizza Ranch fundraiser for the Potato Head Project, Second Harvest Heartland’s Dish Gala, and the 6th Annual Golf Fundraiser for the MN Firefighters Foundation.

Internally, we host fundraising opportunities like Games for Charity, where winnings go directly to the winning party’s charity of choice. We collectively raise funds for the Salvation Army food drive and family sponsorship over the holidays. 

Read More About Our Nonprofit Endeavors!

The MHEDA Journal recently featured the GBC in its 4th Quarter publication. This article gives a fantastic summary of our company’s nonprofit involvement through the Give Back Crew.

We are so proud of the inspiring group of individuals whom we have the honor to call colleagues and friends. You do not often find a tight-knit group like ours that shares the same passion and enthusiasm for giving back. If you want to partner with us and our Give Back Crew, call 800-722-5908! We are always looking for new opportunities to get involved.

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About AK Material Handling Systems

We deliver value to our customers by providing the absolute best combination of quality products, helpful customer service and competitive pricing. We specialize in warehouse layout & design, pallet rack systems, engineered sales, mezzaninesmodular offices and completed turn-key warehouse systems. For more information email us or call (800) 722-5908