OnTrac Teams Up for the 9th Annual Million Can Crusade

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 12:47:20 PM

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OnTrac is ready to support the 9th annual 102.5 KNIX Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade for another great year. The main objective is to help St. Vincent de Paul collect cans of non-perishable food to feed hungry families for the 2016 holiday season. Ben and Matt in the Morning from the KNIX radio station, have set a goal to collect one million cans between November 1st and November 23rd.

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In 2015, OnTrac collected over 5,000 cans benefitting the cause and made a $1,500 donation. OnTrac plans to do the same this year. A donation of $1,500 was made at the Million Can Crusade kick-off event on November 1, 2016 and the OnTrac Chandler corporate office is in full swing to surpass the previous year’s results. OnTrac creates a positive competition by breaking up the corporate office into teams and honoring the team that collects the most cans. Each team’s contribution helps OnTrac to reach their overall goal of 3,500 cans.

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OnTrac Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Laura Peterson said, “2016 marks the sixth year that OnTrac has participated in the Million Can Crusade. As a company, we look forward to this time of year every year. Personally, I love to see the energy and compassion that each employee brings to the office. We are all working towards the same goal of feeding hungry families for the holidays, but it’s also a great honor to receive the OnTrac Golden Can Award for being the team who donates the most cans to such a wonderful cause.”

In addition to the Million Can Crusade, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations of $50,780 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle Corners of the World, City of Hope, Container Recycling Institute, and Toys for Tots. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please visit our website, ontrac.com/compprofilecommunity.asp.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, community involvement, Delivering Hope, OnTrac

OnTrac Delivering Hope for Relay for Life 2016

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 11:40:14 AM

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OnTrac held their first ever Relay for Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. You may have read about the event in a previous post on our blog.

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Throughout the remainder of the year, several OnTrac facilities hosted local Relay for Life events in their states. Read on to discover the details on how each group delivered hope to a worthy cause.

APRIL 2016:

During the month of April, many OnTrac employees were busy Delivering Hope at local Relay for Life events.

  • The Superhero’s Squad consisted of OnTrac employees from our Los Angeles facility and the team walked at the Relay for Life of USC on April 2nd.
  • The Omaha office walked as team Delivering Hope on April 8th.
  • The Commerce facility walked 50 miles total as a team on April 9th. A spirit stick was created with pictures of cancer survivors and memories of loved ones affected by the disease, which won Best Spirit Stick at the Relay for Life of Commerce.
  • Team OnTrac Delivering Hope from our San Diego facility raised $425 in fundraising for the Relay for Life of Pt. Loma Ocean Beach event on April 9th. They held a bake sale prior to the event and sold Make & Take Succulent Planters at the event.
  • Finishing off the month of April, our team in Sacramento attended the Relay for Life of Natomas event, which took place on April 23rd. Twenty five attendees from their team walked a total of 86 miles and raised $100 in fundraising.

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MAY 2016:

  • Our Seattle team kicked off the month of May at the Relay for Life of Seattle University event on Saturday, May 7th. The team walked a total of 30 laps together.

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JUNE 2016:

  • The Relay for Life of Ontario took place on June 11th at Westwind Park. The Ontario team surpassed their fundraising goal and raised $1,048. Also, they won the award for the “Most Spirited Team.” The 12-hour event was filled with face painting, raffles, and contests.
  • The Denver facility participated in the Relay for Life of Stapleton on June 24th. This was the first Relay for Life event held in Stapleton. This smaller and more intimate Relay for Life event was held for five hours at the North Green Park. Our Denver team raised almost $300.00!

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JULY 2016:

  • The Salt Lake City facility participated in Relay for Life of Davis County on July 29th. This event was held from 5pm until midnight. By the end of the Relay, it had turned into a fun team water fight! Our Salt Lake City team held a BBQ with proceeds going to the Relay for Life.

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OnTrac is honored to support this important cause that makes a true difference in the lives of our employees and customers alike. We believe in our community and know that one day there will be a cure for cancer. Delivering hope conquers all.

Topics: community involvement, cancer awareness, OnTrac, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, OnTrac Relay For Life, Employees, volunteer

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

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

OnTrac Delivers Hope at Yoga for Hope

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 12:45:00 PM

OnTrac supports City of Hope at Fourth Annual Yoga for Hope

If you ask people who have achieved any kind of success who their biggest inspiration was, or who has had the most profound influence when it came to success in their life, you might find a majority would say it was their mother.   

For OnTrac Corporate Account Manager Nina Hegyi, that answer is always bittersweet.

“I lost my Mom when I was young and was robbed of so many lessons and too many years of celebrating her,” she said. “So, that’s the bitter part.”

But here is the sweet part – in that time, Hegyi’s mom was able to pass on some knowledge.

“She did a lot in the little time she had,” Hegyi said. “Even though my Mom did not have a long time to download all her knowledge to me she did pass on a wealth of wisdom that has helped me in so many ways to become successful.”

One of those is her willingness to volunteer, to give back and to continue fighting for the cure to a disease that took her mother too soon.

For the last four years, the City of Hope has hosted Yoga for Hope, an event that brings together yoga beginners and experts to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

This year, Hegyi, and team Delivering Hope, will come together to raise money and participate in the Yoga for Hope event held on June 7 at Petco Park in San Diego.

“For us, this is personal,” she said. “And for so many others like us, it’s personal too. You just feel powerless when a loved one gets a horrible disease. You feel powerless and hopeless when they are taken away. And they are always taken away too soon.”

Hegyi has been on the Women’s Council for City of Hope for 10 years and the OnTrac team, Delivering Hope, will be fundraising in the area and donating funds to support the event.

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Additionally, Delivering Hope partnered with Bella Body Boutique to host Beading Cancer last month, an evening of beading fun and fundraising for Yoga for Hope.

For more information on the Yoga for Hope event, visit http://www.cityofhope.org/yoga-for-hope. Or to donate to the City of Hope, http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org/site/TR/YogaforHope/General?team_id=42491&pg=team&fr_id=2040

 

Topics: community involvement, city of hope, team, OnTrac, San Diego, California, Yoga for Hope, Bella Body Boutique, sales, namaste

OnTrac Partnership Continues with the Colorado Rush

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Denver General Manager Roy Yurt has been helping Donna Pettigrew and the REACH (Rush Equipment Assisting Children) program on and off for the last 6 years. 

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is able to support disadvantaged youth in developing countries by partnering with the Rush soccer club, schools, non-profit organizations and communities to provide soccer gear. By linking equipment donation to on-the-ground programs that develop youth soccer skills and promote health and education, REACH is contributing to stronger, healthier communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

OnTrac Service Provider Jeff Olmsted delivered packages for the Colorado Rush Soccer Club charity. OnTrac was able to deliver more than 30 boxes to the Navy in San Diego. The Navy then transported the boxes to several different countries around the world.

Inside the boxes were all types of soccer gear (soccer cleats, socks, shin guards, balls, shorts and jerseys). All of these were going to Third World countries with kids who don’t have or could afford this type of equipment.  

 

Topics: community involvement, shipping, Colorado

OnTrac Partners with St. Vincent de Paul to Deliver Hope, Food for Sixth-Annual Million Can Crusade

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 11:06:00 AM

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OnTrac is proud to support St. Vincent de Paul in their efforts to help Arizona's hungry families this holiday season. 

For the sixth year in a row, St. Vincent de Paul will team up with KNIX's morning show team, Ben and Matt, to host the Million Can Crusade.

The Crusade, which will run November 1 – 27, is an effort to collect one million cans of non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul.

"Sometimes people are overwhelmed by the need in our community," Saint Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski said. "But every donation makes a difference. To a struggling family, an emergency food box can go a long way to stretch their household budget so that when all the bills are paid, they can still put food on the table."

OnTrac will be sponsoring 250 boxes across the state of Arizona. The boxes will be placed in 119 Safeway stores throughout the Valley.

"We are truly grateful to be part of the Million Can Crusade for the third year in a row," OnTrac Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Laura Peterson said. "They are a dedicated organization and make a real difference in the community.  We are happy to be able to help." 

The Million Can Crusade Kick-Off event was held Friday, November 1, at Safeway store #2644, located at 1855 N Power Rd in Mesa, Arizona, 85207.

In addition to OnTrac, Safeway and Desert Schools Federal Credit Union locations across the state are participating. Donations of canned foods can be dropped off at Safeway locations, while monetary donations can be made at both Safeway and Desert Schools.

The food donated will help fill the shelves of St. Vincent de Paul's network of over 80 parish-based food pantries in central and northern Arizona. Last year, food pantry volunteers delivered nearly 400,000 food boxes to hungry families.svp logo

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. For more information about St. Vincent de Paul, please visit www.stvincentdepaul.net.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, community involvement, St. Vincent de Paul, Charity

Soles 4 Souls

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 3:50:00 PM

OnTrac is proud to support local Brownie Girl Scouts Troop 2870 of Orange County, California in their efforts to help

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In May, Brownie Girl Scouts Troop 2870 decided to do a community service project. The girls had been learning about connecting with their community and taking action to help others. After finding out that millions of children and adults worldwide need shoes, and that not having shoes can lead to serious problems, the girls decided to hold a shoe drive with Soles for Souls.

Soles for Souls is a group working to help people around the world who desperately need shoes. The group provides disaster relief, creates micro-enterprise, and donates shoes to orphanages and homeless shelters. 

The girls set a goal of collecting 150 pairs of shoes from friends, family, neighbors, and community members. They exceeded their goal by collecting over 200 pairs of shoes for Soles for Souls! Because they are a non-profit organization dedicated to using their funds to alleviate the effects of poverty, Soles for Souls asks its shoe drive partners to cover the cost of shipping the shoes to their warehouses.

“We knew this could get expensive, as well as challenging for us logistically,” said Leslie Wilson, Troop 2870 Leader. “We contacted a national shipping logistics company for help, and they told us we would have to find pallets, transport the boxes to a business location, load the boxes on the truck ourselves, and that it would cost several hundred dollars.”

That's where OnTrac came in.

“I decided to call OnTrac, because I personally get many packages delivered by them, and they are always friendly, professional, and helpful,” states Wilson. “Plus I knew they worked in the West, where both our Troop and the Soles for Souls warehouse are located.”

“The customer service representative I called for prices and shipping options was very nice and asked if he could forward my information to another department at OnTrac that might be able to help us. In a very short time I heard back from Jessica Schembri from OnTrac's Marketing department. Incredibly, OnTrac offered to ship all of our shoes to the Soles for Souls warehouse at no charge!” Wilson exclaims.

“Jessica also helped us coordinate all the labeling and pickup of our boxes. In the end, the Brownies loaded up 15 large boxes with over 200 pairs of shoes,” Wilson remarks. “OnTrac made it so easy and convenient for us, and by covering the shipping charges, the Troop now has money left to do another service project!”

Brownie Troop 2870 is deeply grateful to everyone at OnTrac who helped make our charity shoe drive a huge success.

OnTrac was thrilled to be able to help and happy to have assisted Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2870 in their successful charitable efforts.

For more information on Soles for Souls organization, visit http://soles4souls.org/photos.

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Topics: community involvement, Charity