OnTrac Surpasses Goal with 9,192 Can Donation to St. Vincent de Paul

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 9:14:27 AM

 

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OnTrac surpassed their company goal of donating 5,000 cans of food to the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade. The Valley’s biggest canned food drive supports St. Vincent de Paul in their efforts to feed hungry families this holiday season across the greater Phoenix area. In addition to the canned food donation from OnTrac, the logistics company also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff, which is equivalent to 15,000 cans of food. In total, OnTrac donated 24,192 cans of food.

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In time for Thanksgiving, 102.5 KNIX announced on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 that the goal of collecting one million cans was reached. A grand total of 2,376,063 cans were donated and will fill St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries. From there, the cans will be placed into food boxes and delivered to hungry families throughout the Valley.

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“All of us at St. Vincent de Paul are so blessed to have partners like OnTrac that allow us to help so many people in our community, especially during the holiday season,” says Shannon Clancy, associate executive director and chief philanthropy officer from St. Vincent de Paul. “Each dollar and can of food donated not only provides hungry families with the food they need, but also lets them know that they are not alone in their moment of need. We are grateful to our friends at OnTrac who demonstrate the kindness, love and generosity of this community that cares. Thank you, OnTrac, for all that you make possible for those in need all year long.”

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Topics: 102.5 KNIX, Million Can Crusade, Canned Food Drive, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Charity

OnTrac Donates $1,500 to the 10th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 3:47:17 PM

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OnTrac joins the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade kickoff event with a check for a $1,500 donation to St. Vincent de Paul, which is equivalent to 15,000 cans of food. The Million Can Crusade, in its tenth year, has received support from OnTrac for seven consecutive years since 2011. The goal for 2017, as it has been every year, is to collect one million cans of non-perishable food for St. Vincent de Paul to feed hungry families during the holiday season.

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In previous years, OnTrac has contributed to the one million canned food goal by creating a friendly competition among employees at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona. This year, OnTrac is expanding the competition to include the two Valley facilities in Phoenix. If at least 5,000 cans are collected by OnTrac, the employees will be rewarded with an office celebration for all three Valley locations. The department with the most cans collected will receive the Golden Can Award. Last year, the corporate office alone collected 6,323 cans of food plus a monetary donation of $1,500, which equaled over 20,000 cans of food in total. With the help of the Phoenix facilities, OnTrac hopes that not only will they meet their goal, but also that KNIX and St. Vincent de Paul will meet their goal too. The community plays a big part in helping KNIX and St. Vincent de Paul reach their goal. There are multiple locations set up that KNIX will be stationed at to collect donations. Click here for a list of all locations.

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OnTrac Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Laura Peterson says, “November is a very exciting time for the OnTrac corporate office because we look forward to being a part of the Million Can Crusade every year. By adding all Valley employees this year, we are hoping to surpass the OnTrac donation of 6,323 cans of food from last year. Joining forces allows us to make a bigger impact and it is such a special thing to be able to help less families go hungry during the holidays.”

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In addition to the donation to St. Vincent de Paul, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations of $79,124 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the Treasure House Phoenix, Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, United Ostomy Association of American, Habitat for Humanity, North American Nature Photography Association, Salvation Army, and Red Cross. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please visit our website by clicking here.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, 102.5 KNIX, Delivering Hope, Charity, St. Vincent de Paul, Canned Food Drive, Donation, Check Presentation

9th Annual Million Can Crusade Recap

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 11:55:06 AM

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A contractor providing services on behalf of OnTrac dropping off cans for the Million Can Crusade.

OnTrac participated in the ninth annual 102.5 KNIX Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade. This year marked the sixth year of involvement from the OnTrac corporate office in Chandler, Arizona and the largest donation yet. A total of 6,323 cans of non-perishable food was collected by OnTrac employees in order to help St. Vincent de Paul feed hungry families for the holiday season.

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OnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker handing off cans to St. Vincent de Paul employee.

The Million Can Crusade, now the largest food drive in the United States, started on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 and allowed the community in the greater Phoenix area to help Ben and Matt of KNIX to reach their goal of donating one million cans of canned food by Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. From canned food donations and cash donations, 1,573,246 cans were collected and donated to St. Vincent de Paul. In addition to the canned food donation, OnTrac also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff.

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KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul and OnTrac celebrating the total amount of cans collected for the Million Can Crusade.

“One thing that all of us at St. Vincent de Paul believe is that when it comes to truly helping so many people, ‘we are all in this together!’ That is why we feel so blessed to have friends and partners like OnTrac,” said Jamie Bethune, Community Drives and Events Manager at St. Vincent de Paul. “It is certainly overwhelming and inspiring to reflect back on how much OnTrac alone has made possible for so many in need. Each can of food, each dollar donated, not only provides much-needed food, but also a sense of hope, and knowledge that someone out there cares enough to help in times of greatest need. We are truly thankful to everyone for their generosity and support!”

Topics: OnTrac, Delivering Hope, Million Can Crusade, KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul, Canned Food Drive

OnTrac Supports 8th Annual Million Can Crusade

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 11:35:12 AM

OnTrac joined KNIX Radio and St. Vincent de Paul in their fight against hunger. 2015 marks the fifth year that OnTrac has supported the Million Can Crusade by organizing a canned food drive at the OnTrac corporate office during the month of November.  In addition, OnTrac donated $1,500 to the cause at the KNIX Kickoff party on November 2, 2015. The donation is equivalent to 15,000 cans and helps bridge the gap to collect a total of one million cans. The OnTrac corporate office set a goal to collect 3,000 cans of food and surpassed the goal by 2,017, for a total of over 5,000 cans. In total with the monetary donation, OnTrac donated 20,017 cans to Million Can Crusade this year.

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KNIX Radio has hosted the million can crusade during the month of November since 2008. #hungersucks is the theme of the campaign in their eighth year. Ben and Matt In The Morning of KNIX Radio sold apparel with the slogan and one hundred percent of the proceeds went towards their goal to collect one million cans. In addition, tickets were sold to a special concert at Whiskey Row in Scottsdale featuring David Nail on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Five dollars of each ticket sold went towards the goal as well. For more information, please visit their website, knixcountry.com/pages/million-can-crusade.

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Morning show co-host Matt McAllister said, “During this time of the year, I feel so fortunate to help out in this way. It’s such a blessing to be able to do this for a living.”

“It’s a community effort,” said Ben Campbell, morning show co-host. “Every year it’s gotten a little bit bigger. I never imagined that the first year we’d hit the goal of one million cans or that this year we’d be over two million cans.”

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Additional to the canned food drive at OnTrac, there were multiple locations throughout the valley during the month where KNIX Radio collected cans from the community. In total, the Million Can Crusade collected 2,653,348 cans and will benefit more than 80 parish-based food pantries in the community to help feed hungry families this holiday season.

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For more information on the Million Can Crusade, or to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, visit stvincentdepaul.net.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, Charity, Shipping Services, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Canned Food Drive