All Press Releases for May 25, 2022

Edmonton College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® Named Honourary Donor of The Year

First-ever award presented by Goodwill Industries of Alberta

    EDMONTON, AB, May 25, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Goodwill Industries of Alberta recently hosted their first Thrifting Hall of Fame and the Edmonton College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving®, was the recipient of the Honourary Donor of the Year. The full-service moving and hauling company was recognized for their nearly 288,000 lbs. of goods that were donated to Goodwill in the past year, as well as volunteerism at the retail store, their innovative and award-winning recycling program, and professionalism. The Edmonton College HUNKS is led by franchisee Leon Kassian.

"College HUNKS is a purpose-driven company. Across our system in the U.S. and Canada, our organization is committed to giving back to our communities and providing our support where possible," said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder and Visionary of College HUNKS. "Leon and his Edmonton team exemplify this and we are thrilled for this much-deserved recognition from Goodwill. We are honored to have the Edmonton team represent our brand in Alberta and look forward to watching them grow and succeed in the market."

This is the first year that Goodwill Industries of Alberta has presented the Thrifting Hall of Fame. The program recognizes thrifting excellence across the communities that they serve. In addition to Honourary Donor of the Year, the charitable organization also recognized DIY of the Year, Antique Finds, Home Decor Hero, and Donor of the Year.

"We are incredibly proud to be the recipients of the Honorary Donor of the Year and to be inducted into the Thrifting Hall of Fame by Goodwill Industries," said Leon Kassian, Owner of the Edmonton College HUNKS. "Our teams have demonstrated great support for the organization that has been doing such wonderful work in our community for more than 70 years. It warms our hearts knowing we are helping Albertans with disabilities find meaningful employment through our support of Goodwill."

The Edmonton College HUNKS is the flagship Alberta location. Leon Kassian and his team serve the greater Edmonton area including Beaumont, Devon, Edmonton, Leduc, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Stony Plain, and the surrounding communities.

Their offices are located at 11415 168 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3S1. For more information or to inquire about their services for your next moving or hauling job, call (587) 882-9707.

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About College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® was originally founded by two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van and now has more than 170 franchises providing full-service tech-enabled residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States as well as Canada. H.U.N.K.S., which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service, is a socially conscious, values-based organization and has a national partnership with U.S. Hunger, which strives to end childhood hunger. The company strives to become recognized as an iconic brand, renowned for its world-class company culture and service, while also providing a viable employment and franchise opportunity to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.

In January 2022, College HUNKS was featured in the Season 11 premiere of the CBS series UNDERCOVER BOSS. Co-founders Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman both went undercover to examine their company's operations and this marked the first time that two bosses were featured in one show.

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