15 Days to Celebrate Nature Photography

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 10:58:26 AM


Nature Photography Day was created by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and was celebrated on June 15, by photographers all around the world. OnTrac joined the celebration by hosting a nature photography contest asking participants to share their photography taken in our eight service regions: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Idaho. For every photo we received, we made a donation to NANPA.  

The short contest ran on OnTrac’s Facebook page from June 1st to June 15th. The photos shared to our contest ranged from regions such as Grass Valley, Nevada City, McDowell Mountain Preserve and Big Sur. We appreciate everyone who participated and shared their photography with us, especially those who submitted multiple photos. Thank you for snapping, uploading and giving back with us. Stay updated on future contests by following OnTrac today on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

For more information on NANPA click here. http://www.nanpa.org/

Topics: Charity, Photo Contest, Social Media Contest, Nature Photography Day

Snap. Upload. Give back.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 12:32:32 PM


photo credit: @bfisch559, Sequoia National Park, California

We are halfway through our Nature Photography Day Contest and we’ve received beautiful shots of California’s Pacific Ocean to mountain preserves in Arizona. The photo contest runs until June 15, ending at 10 PM PST on Nature Photography Day.  There’s still time to snap, upload and give back. Submit a nature photo you’ve taken in any of our service regions, California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Idaho, and upload it to the contest. Every nature photo donates $1 to the North American Nature Photography Association.

Upload your nature photo on Twitter and Instagram using hashtags #OnTracContest and #NaturePhotographyDay to be submitted as well. 

Enter here

Check out a few of the photos we’ve received thus far.


McDowell Mountain Preserve, Arizona


Nevada City, California

Photo credit: bfisch559, California 


Topics: Contests, Charity, OnTrac Contest, Nature Photography Day, Give Back

Enter OnTrac’s Nature Photography Day Photo Contest June 1-15

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 3:51:30 PM

2.pngNature Photography Day is Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. This day was created by The North American Nature Photography Association in 2006 to promote the beauty of plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide. This day encourages people everywhere to enjoy and explore the natural beauty around them, while using their camera to capture these moments.

Snap. Enter. Upload. Donate.

OnTrac is hosting a photo contest celebrating Nature Photography Day on its Facebook page. Starting June 1st and running through June 15th, you are welcome to share your nature photos to the contest. To enter, snap a photo of plants, wildlife, or landscapes and upload your picture. Not on Facebook? That’s ok. Photos can also be submitted by uploading to your Instagram and/or Twitter accounts by using the hashtags #NaturePhotographyDay and #OnTracContest.


All photo submissions will count towards a $1 donation to NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) who started the nature appreciation day. Being that OnTrac services eight beautiful states in the Western United States, all contestants are required to capture and share the beauty of the states we ship to, while donating to a good cause.  

Enter the contest starting June 1-June 15 on OnTrac’s Facebook page. No duplicate photo submissions allowed. OnTrac has the right to remove any photos deemed inappropriate and/or not within contest parameters.

Enter the contest here

Contest rules here


Information was retrieved from NPD



Topics: Charity, OnTrac Contest, Photo Contest, Nature Photography Day

OnTrac Employees Walk 377 Miles to Raise Awareness and Money for a Cure

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

OnTrac_Relay_For_Life.jpegOnTrac held their first ever Relay For Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The premier regional parcel carrier celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary on the 25th with an event to raise awareness for cancer prevention. During the five-hour event, 181 registered participants walked a total of 377 miles around the exterior of the building.

acspc-030232.jpgOnTrac teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host a Relay For Life event for OnTrac corporate employees. Teams were organized based on departments located at the company headquarters. At least one individual at any given time from each team was required to walk laps around the exterior of the building between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm. The Official Sponsor of Birthdays, ACS, joined OnTrac to celebrate their 25th anniversary along with informing OnTrac employees how they help those who are battling cancer, what they are doing to find a cure and provided information on cancer prevention. OnTrac employees will participate in thirty seven other Relay For Life events throughout the OnTrac service region during the year.


“I am proud to work for a company that puts such a strong emphasis on a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” says OnTrac Customer Care Representative and Breast Cancer Survivor Bridgette Perea. “Bringing awareness to the disease is half the battle.”


Please follow this link to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society: relayforlife.org/ontracaz

Topics: Charity, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, 25th Anniversary, OnTrac Relay For Life

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.


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.


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.”


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.


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

Deliver Hope on Giving Tuesday

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 4:39:46 PM


As our Delivering Hope sweepstakes nears its last week for nominations, we want to point out a few new charities that have been entered. Along with the holiday season of sharing and giving, celebrate Giving Tuesday today by entering our sweepstakes and give back to someone in need. Giving Tuesday is a holiday that is dedicated to philanthropy and giving back to others. Our sweepstakes is a great way to give back to your community and support your favorite non-profit organization this holiday season.


The sweepstakes is accepting nominations until December 3, at 5 PM MT. A few of the charities that have been nominated include:

Road Runner Sports nominated Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA). This organization began in 2000 in order to give back and make a difference to children with permanent disabilities across the country. AHA, Inc. believes that a world of greater acceptance for all can begin with our children, sharing athletic experiences and a love for sports while developing compassion and mutual respect. This organization has become a true passion for Road Runner Sports and its employees.


Ronald Ruttenberg & Co nominated Boy Scout Troop 175. This organization focuses on teaching important life and survival skills to children regarding ethics, values and self-improvement.

Trans World Service chose AYSO Region 517 for their nomination. This youth non-profit soccer organization offers programs for the mentally and/or physically challenged youth, as well as a core, a next step program, and a club program. These programs are open to all who want to play soccer from the ages of 4 to 18 years of age, regardless of the parents’ income.


Conner Logistics Inc. chose City Without Orphans for their nomination. The mission of City Without Orphans is to equip and partner with churches, families and service providers to help all children in the Fresno County child welfare system to be placed in a loving home.

Alan Garthwaite Industries nominated Staging a Miracle Program. The non-profit program brings disadvantaged youth together to learn high-quality music and arts education. These programs are offered to the children in session for summer, spring or winter.

We look forward to learning about your company’s favorite non-profit organization.

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Shipping Services, Donation, Giving Tuesday

Delivering Hope Charity Nominations

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 3:26:07 PM

OnTrac’s Delivering Hope sweepstakes is in full swing and we’ve received many entries from businesses nominating their favorite charities. The sweepstakes opened November 6th and runs until December 3rd, at 5PM MT. We encourage all businesses to enter and share the sweepstakes with their communities. Once the sweepstakes comes to a close, one charity will be chosen at random to win the grand prize of a $1,000 donation from OnTrac on behalf of the company that nominated the cause. It’s a great way to give back this season and celebrate the holidays by donating to organizations that are making a difference, and could really benefit from the donation.  


To spread awareness, we have highlighted a few of the outstanding charities that have been nominated in our sweepstakes. If you’re looking for a charity to support, we’ve included information for how to get involved and where to donate. Some of the charities nominated in the Delivering Hope promotion are:

One of the nominated charities includes The Red Cross. The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides education, disaster relief and aid in emergencies during times of need. It prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Learn more about the cause here.  


Nicole from Pyxl has nominated Lost Our Home Pet Foundation. This organization is a no-kill animal shelter that takes in animals left behind from unfortunate circumstances such as foreclosures and the economic downfall. Not only does this foundation help the animals find a forever home but it also aids pet owners during hard times through their programs such as pet food banks and a temporary care program in order to keep their pets. Visit their site here for more information. 


The Valley of Flowers Half Century Club has been nominated in our sweepstakes. The non-profit was established in 1976, and its mission has been to promote the welfare of senior citizens age 50+ and the local community. Check out their Facebook page here to find out more about their mission. 


Kimberly from Skinapeel Beauty nominated The Pearce Family Foundation. The foundation exists to provide needed financial assistance, mobilize resources and engage the community to support families with a child facing a chronic or life-threatening illness. Visit their website here to learn more. 

Lastly, the Wounded Warrior Project has been nominated in our sweepstakes. It stands to honor and empower wounded warriors. The project helps injured service people with the aid of programs and services to meet their needs. Find out more information on their website here

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recognize a great charity. Enter here today! 

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Social Media, Social Media Contest, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation

OnTrac “Delivering Hope” Promotion to Donate $1,000 to Winning Charity

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 12:42:15 PM

Today OnTrac launched its Delivering Hope sweepstakes; organized to allow businesses the opportunity to give back to their charity of choice.

Holidays are known as the season of giving back. Now through Thursday, December 3, businesses are suggested to participate by visiting OnTrac’s Facebook page and entering the sweepstakes. A nomination of the elected charity is required within 250 words or less. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a prize of $1,000 to donate to the nominated charity. OnTrac will make a donation on behalf of the company.

“One of our company initiatives that is near and dear to me personally is OnTrac Delivering Hope,” says OnTrac Vice President Laura Peterson. “This is our way as a company to not only give back to a beloved charitable cause, but to also spread the word about the many charities that need help this time of the year.”

To enter the Delivering Hope contest, please visit www.facebook.com/OnTracShipping and visit the contest tab. Entrants must be a registered business or organization represented by the person submitting the form. Shared entries via social media will provide the entrant bonus entries. Each nomination form must include #OnTracDeliveringHope, and each charity must be listed under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) or other applicable law as a non-profit entity. Photos submitted with the nomination form are optional. Contest ends December 3 and winners will be contacted via email and announced within seven days. For important terms, conditions and Official Rules please visit woobox.com/ry57ff.

Topics: Charity, OnTrac Shipping, Ground Shipping, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation

OnTrac Delivering Hope at Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

OnTrac participated at the first annual Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix event on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This is the first year that OnTrac participated as a Gold sponsor donating $1,500 to the American Cancer Society. The event took place at the Civic Space Center and included 150 participants walking to end cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event and most impactful by bringing communities around the world together for a common cause. The event symbolizes a celebration of life for those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and taking action to finish the fight. Each Relay for Life event includes an opening ceremony, a lap for survivors, a lap for caregivers, a luminaria ceremony and a closing ceremony. OnTrac Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Laura Peterson said, “On behalf of OnTrac, we are very thankful for Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix for bringing the community together and putting on a special event. It’s great that OnTrac was able to participate this year and help to fight for a cure.”

The event was very successful with additional support from individuals who were unable to attend and a total of over $10,000 in fundraising to find a cure. Relay For Life Community Manager Cristine Frietze said, “It’s a wonderful thing to see support from corporate sponsors, such as OnTrac, as well as community volunteers to help get this event off the ground. Our hard work paid off.” Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix is still accepting donations. Please follow this link for more information and to make a contribution: relayforlife.org/downtownphoenixaz

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Phoenix, OnTrac, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society

OnTrac Spreads Awareness at the 5th Annual Yoga for Hope Event

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 2:25:00 PM

OnTrac Yoga for Hope 2015OnTrac participated at the 5th annual Yoga for Hope event that took place on Saturday, June 13, 2015. This year also happens to be the 5th year of participation for the OnTrac “Delivering Hope” team. To celebrate the fifth year of the largest yoga fundraiser in Southern California, OnTrac increased its donation to $2500 as a Karma Sponsor. The Yoga for Hope event benefits the City of Hope, which is a leading research and treatment center dedicated to the prevention treatment and cure of cancer.

The goal of Yoga for Hope is to bring awareness to the benefits of relaxation and well-being through gentle restorative yoga practices in combination with traditional treatments for patients with life-threatening illnesses. Nina Hegyi, OnTrac Corporate Account Manager, has led team “Delivering Hope” every year. Hegyi honors her mother through her practice since losing her to cancer. Hegyi shares, “Unfortunately most people have had their lives touched by cancer. The City of Hope, through research and treatment, helps so many families go from hopeless to hopeful.”

The event was held on the field at Petco Park in San Diego for the third consecutive year. Team “Delivering Hope” included ten participants who enjoyed yoga practices from four diverse instructors. Shopping at the Yoga Marketplace featured over 30 vendors, which included team “Delivering Hope” in beading cancer one bracelet at a time. Beading cancer sold handmade bracelets to fundraise for Yoga for Hope. More than $100,000 has been raised since Yoga for Hope started in 2010. Since then, thousands of yogis have united in working together to bring awareness to the City of Hope.

For more information on City of Hope or to donate, please visit cityofhope.org

OnTrac Yoga for Hope 2015

Topics: community involvement, city of hope, cancer awareness, Charity, OnTrac Shipping, Yoga for Hope