Global Vision Initiative (GVI)

Charitable Activities of LR International

The Global Vision Initiative (GVI) is the charitable activities of LR INTERNATIONAL, INC., a global logistics company headquartered in Chicago founded in 1988 by Ric and Linda Frantz. Along with longtime partners, Paul and Tracey Jarzombek LRI have provided assistance to non for profit organizations with pro bono consulting, and global shipping on a cost recovery basis. In addition LRI participates in a local annual academic scholarship program called The Global Vision Scholarship which selects and assists a graduating senior looking to pursue a career in an international vocation.

Shipping playgrounds to remote and underdeveloped areas of the world, along with food and medical supplies to regions devastated by natural disasters or torn apart by war, LRI is dedicated to helping make our world a better place to live. In addition LRI have made contributions to world organizations including UNICEF, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS and SAVE-A-PET.

LRI was recently featured in a CNN International documentary highlighting our involvement in assisting women in Mozambique Africa to escape from a life in human sex trafficking there. Working with FREE THE GIRLS, a non for profit organization centered in Denver, Colorado and Maputo Mozambique, LRI offered shipping services of products used to help raise funds for the organization.

Please see the list below of all organizations LRI has provided assistance to through the GLOBAL VISION INITIATIVE.

Kids Around The World - Rockford IL

Feed my Starving Children

Samaritan's Purse Ecuador

Ugandan Orphanage Relief Fund

Stuff for the Poor- Rwanda

Airline Pilot's Association

The Special Olympics

UNICEF

The American Red Cross

CARENET

Timothy Christian School - Elmhurst IL

Calvin College - Grand Rapids, MI

Glenwood School- St Charles, IL

Save-a-Pet

Downers Grove Youth Baseball and Softball

St Charles Youth Lacrosse and Hockey

The H Foundation- Northwestern University Hospital

Kids Against Hunger

Million Dollar Round Table- Niles IL

Rotary International

Free the Girls- Denver Colorado

Children's Memorial Hospital- Chicago IL

Western Dupage Special Recreation Association- IL

G.E.M.S. International

The United Nations

The U.S. Department of State

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Haiti

Central Dupage Hospital

West Suburban Humane Society

Sandy Hook Elementary School via The American Red Cross