Carlile And Tote Maritime Alaska Team Up To Help Keep The Holiday Spirit Moving

December 18, 2023

ANCHORAGE – Carlile and TOTE Maritime Alaska are keeping an annual holiday
tradition moving forward for Boy Scout Troop 219 in Eagle River. The two companies
have teamed up more than eight years to transport a shipping container filled with
wreaths from Washington to Alaska to help the troop with their annual holiday

Sherwood Forest farms in Tumwater, Washington provides the wreaths to non-profits as
part of a national fundraising program. The donated transportation from Carlile and
TOTE Maritime Alaska helps the troop to put the money raised toward supporting group
events and excursions.

boy assembling wreath at donation event

“The impact of the delivery donation from TOTE Maritime Alaska and Carlile have on
the troop is huge,” said Steve Puterbuagh who is Scoutmaster for Troop 219. “Doing
activities as a group is at the core of our program. The funds are used to help subsidize
summer camps and activities throughout the year.”

Community service is a guiding value for Carlile and TOTE Maritime Alaska. Both
companies have a longstanding history of helping a variety of community organizations
and events through employee volunteerism, in-kind transportation services and

“We believe in contributing to the communities we serve. It is a team effort to get the
wreaths from Washington to Alaska. Carlile is pleased to work in partnership with TOTE
Maritime Alaska and Troop 219 on this important annual fundraiser that helps the troop
with excursions that focus on developing life skills,” said Emily Porter, Specialty
Accounts Logistics Manager for Carlile.