Charitable Activities

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
  • The American Red Cross
  • Timothy Christian School – Elmhurst IL
  • Global Vision Initiative Scholarship
  • Uganda Orphanage Relief Fund
  • Light up our Youth Foundation- Haiti
  • 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
  • Row 4 Precious Lives – Children’s Hospice UK
  • Cornerstone Church – Grafton WI
  • Humboldt Christian School
  • 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
  • Free the Girls To Mozambique
  • Lukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Children of the Nations
  • Plasier Christian Academy Liberia