Dohrn Cares

Dohrn Cares is a committee of employees established based on our core value of Personal Touch. Our employees and their families live in the communities surrounding Dohrn terminal locations. We are passionate about supporting those communities by volunteering our time and contributions.


The Peru terminal chose to hold a drive for the Illinois Valley PADS. Illinois Valley PADS exists to provide shelter, food and services to people in need. PER employees collected donations for the shelter. Dohrn Transfer added a monetary donation. Guest Supply, one of Dohrn’s customers, also donated needed items for the shelter.


Dohrn Transfer made a monetary donation to Kubbin’ for Kids. Mooseheart cares for children in need who deserve a second chance at life, from infants to high school. Kubbin’ for Kids Charity Kubb Tournament raised over $1,500 to give children in need to make Christmas happier for them.


The Omaha terminal chose to hold a drive for Open Door Mission. Open Door Mission is a rescue mission that meets the needs of individuals and families while inspiring hope for lasting change. Their vision is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. OMA employees collected donations. Dohrn Transfer added a monetary donation. Customer Marianna Industries also donated needed items to the drive.

MLK Children's Christmas Event

Every year, Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island puts on a Christmas for Children event. This event makes sure the kids in our community get to celebrate Christmas. Dohrn Transfer and our employees stepped up to the challenge. Not only did the Dohrn family donate 142 wrapped gifts but we were also able to sponsor 5 families with several gifts per family member. The Dohrn Cares committee was proud of the impact we were able to make.

MLK Community Thanksgiving Event

Dohrn employees worked together to cook, package and deliver meals to over 7,130 families in the Quad Cities. Employees who participated came away from this event feeling gratified knowing we helped families enjoy a warm meal. Even more, everyone involved came away feeling closer to their work family. We were thankful to be able to participate in this wonderful event put on by the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island.


Dohrn Transfer and employees collected items needed for homeless pets.

King’s Harvest Pet Rescue is a no kill shelter. They take in homeless and surrendered pets and find them their forever homes.


Dohrn employees volunteered at the Great River Challenge and Dohrn Transfer gave a monetary donation.

The Challenger League enables mentally and physically challenged athletes a chance to play organized baseball. The Challenger League has the participants divided into three different levels to allow for safe and fun baseball. The Challenger League relies on volunteers to coach and manage the teams and most of them are parents of athletes with special needs.


Employees volunteered multiple days to serve breakfast at King’s Harvest Shelter. King’s Harvest Shelter serves the poor and homeless by providing community and by meeting their physical and emotional needs.

Dohrn Donates $50,000 to the Rock Island YMCA/Library

Rock Island, IL (August 17, 2021) – Dohrn Transfer Company donated $50,000 to the Rock Island Library/YMCA collaborative facility.

“We are excited for the opportunity to help the YMCA and Library use the former Tri-City Jewish Center to give kids in our community a much needed, accessible health and wellness facility. This center will have a positive impact on many generations of the people right in our community and we are proud to be a part of it,” said Heather Dohrn, Chief Commercial Officer for Dohrn Transfer.

Focusing on area youth, the Library/YMCA facility will have a gymnasium for health and exercise activities along with a kitchen to support the Nourish food program. In addition to reading materials, the library will also have JobNow online career preparation and skill development services for young adults.

“Rock Island has always been home to our company. We have over 400 employees in the Quad Cities,” said Heather Dohrn, “Personal Touch is one of our core values and that means that we want to support our community. Not only have we committed to the Library/YMCA project financially, but we also look forward to volunteer opportunities in which our employees can participate.”