OnTrac Employees Donate Their Closets to Deliver Hope in Chandler

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 5:55:00 AM

OnTrac, a logistics company serving the Western United States, is a proud supporter of empowering its employees to give back to the communities in which they live and work. Recently, OnTrac held its annual internal clothing drive. Employees gathered clothes to be donated to Clothes Cabin a local non-profit who provides free clothing to people in need. Together, OnTrac employees donated almost 600 articles of clothing!

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 Just one of the life changing stories from Clothes Cabin was from a local Chandler citizen in need a job, who said, “I’ve been unemployed for seven months and there was no one else, who could help with clothes” OnTrac and its employees recognize the unique opportunity they have and are excited to use it to give back to those in need. Through Clothes Cabin, OnTrac’s donations have the ability to provide individuals within their service area the clothing they need to secure employment and to maintain a healthy and hygienic life style.

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Clothes Cabin is made possible by everyday people and organizations who are willing to help. Want to give back to the Chandler community? Clothes Cabin has many ways to help:

  1. Donate Money
  2. Donate Clothes
  3. Host a Clothing Drive
  4. Attend their annual fundraiser, No More Chilly Nights

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OnTrac employee donates to Clothes Cabin.

Want to learn more about Clothes Cabin?

Website: http://clothescabin.org/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClothesCabin.

OnTrac’s employee morale and wellness program, OnTrac Proud was created to celebrate its diverse workforce while creating a small company feel within a large growing powerhouse. Monthly and yearly activities are arranged by the OnTrac Proud group include FUN Fridays, contests, meals together, and more charitable donation opportunities such as the clothing drive, backpack drive, and toy drive all of which go back to local charities to enhance the community. Looking to work for an organization with employees excited to give back to the community? Check out our Career Opportunities webpage: https://www.ontrac.com/careers

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Topics: Chandler, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Give Back, Philanthropy, OnTrac Proud, Clothes Cabin

13th Annual Toy Giveaway and Resource Fair Gets Help From OnTrac

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Republished article from the Fontana Chamber of Commerce.

When 1,000 toys headed to Fontana became stranded over 60 miles away OnTrac came to the rescue. Through a single phone call, a vehicle was on the road within minutes ready to pick up the presents and deliver them to Living Way Church for their 13th Annual Toy Giveaway and Resource Fair.

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Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren received a phone call Thursday, December 13, 2018 making her aware of the presents stuck in the City of Vista. Through the Fontana Chamber of Commerce’s partnerships with local businesses who own trucks and trailers, Warren only made one call to OnTrac Senior Field General Manager Mike King to secure a truck.

“[OnTrac] responded immediately,” said Mayor Warren. “If we didn’t pick up the toys that day, the toys would have been donated to another organization. We had families depending on us and OnTrac saved the day.”

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Not only did OnTrac pick up the presents, but King (dressed as Santa) and a team of employees arrived at the church to unload the truck.

“The Fontana Chamber of Commerce reached out to me and told me the person who was supposed to pick up the toys was not going to make it. This was at 2:00 p.m. and the toys needed to be picked up before the end of the day,” said King. “At OnTrac we are equipped to handle unexpected delivery issues. I was planning to visit my sites dressed as Santa on Friday, so I offered to come along and deliver the toys to the church too.”

 

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The toys were needed for the 13th Annual Toy Giveaway and Resource Fair where hundreds of low-income families receive groceries, toys, and other support.

“Everyone was so surprised,” said Mayor Warren. “We were just grateful to Mike and his team, but when they all showed up to help unload…and to see Santa himself as part of the effort…well, that just proved Christmas miracles really do happen.”

Additional Source: Inland Empire

Topics: OnTrac Delivering Hope, Fontana Chamber of Commerce

10,249 Cans of Food Donated by OnTrac to St. Vincent De Paul

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

OnTrac Hits a New Milestone for the KNIX Million Can Crusade with Largest Company Donation

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OnTrac bypassed their annual goal of 8,000 cans and hit a new milestone. OnTrac exceeded the 10,249 canned food mark for the 11th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade, which helped to raise 2,387,965 cans of food in total for St. Vincent de Paul. Each year the goal of Million Can Crusade is to collect one million cans of food for hungry families during the holiday season. With the $2,000 donation at the event kickoff, which is equivalent to 20,000 cans of food, OnTrac donated a total of 30,249 cans of food.

The month of November is dedicated to the Million Can Crusade and helping those in need. Starting on November 1st, OnTrac employees at the Corporate Headquarters and two Phoenix facilities collect canned food until the finale event on November 21st. The night before the finale event, OnTrac employees came together to load the 10,249 cans of food into an OnTrac truck for the delivery at the 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade finale where they delivered the cans to St. Vincent de Paul.

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“We are grateful for partners like OnTrac who support our mission, especially around the holidays, when the needs are greater than ever,” said St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski. “Their support helps us fill thousands of food boxes for hungry families, who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn for help.”

Additional information about St. Vincent de Paul and the people they help is as follows:

  • Last year, St. Vincent de Paul’s volunteers delivered over 400,000 food boxes to hungry individuals and families.
  • Every day, St. Vincent de Paul’s central kitchen prepares over 4,000 nourishing hot meals.
  • St. Vincent de Paul operates five dining rooms across metro Phoenix, from Mesa to downtown Phoenix to El Mirage.
  • According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks, about 1 in 5 Arizonans struggle with food insecurity.

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

OnTrac Kicks Off the 11th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade with 20,000 Can Donation

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

OnTrac is excited to dedicate the month of November to the 11th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade canned food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. For the eighth consecutive year since 2011, OnTrac contributes towards the goal of collecting one million cans of non-perishable food to feed hungry families during the holiday season.

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At the kick-off event on Thursday, November 1, 2018, OnTrac joined the community to present a check for $2,000 towards the ultimate goal. Every dollar donated to the Million Can Crusade is equivalent to 10 additional cans in the St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries and ultimately into food boxes that are delivered to hungry families. The greater Phoenix community can participate by donating until Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Safeway and Albertson’s stores. Please click here for all locations and to make a monetary donation.

“In 2017, the KNIX Million Can Crusade broke records with over 2.3 million cans for St. Vincent de Paul, and OnTrac broke their own records with over 24,000 cans of food from a monetary donation and employee collected cans between our Phoenix facilities and Corporate Headquarters,” says Laura Peterson, OnTrac vice president of marketing and public relations. “This year, we hope that OnTrac continues to break records while helping KNIX raise the bar yet again.”

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 equaling approximately $100,000 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the American Cancer Society, Arizona Humane Society, Container Recycling Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle Corners of the World, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, Toys For Tots, Treasure House Phoenix, Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, and the United Ostomy Association of American. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please click here.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Check Presentation, 102.5 KNIX

Join OnTrac for the 3rd Annual Corporate Relay For Life Event

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 4:33:27 PM

OnTrac is announcing their partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the third year in a row. Since 2016, OnTrac has teamed up with ACS to host a Relay For Life event at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona. Within the past two years, this event has raised over $10,000 in donations that help fund cancer research, education, prevention efforts as well as free information and services for cancer patients. OnTrac is excited to join ACS in their mission to “save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.” The event is taking place on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at 2501 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 and is open to the community.

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The OnTrac Relay For Life event starts at 10am with a leading lap celebration for cancer survivors and caretakers. The walking path is the exterior of the Continuum Business Park and is approximately one mile long. A picnic style lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs will be served for each participant. Expect a day filled with camaraderie along with celebrating survivors and honoring loved ones lost.

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“We are so thankful for OnTrac and their corporate citizenship for joining the mission of the American Cancer Society,” says American Cancer Society Executive Director Ashley DeGooyer. “Their support and generosity goes beyond the ACS organization. It also touches those who are currently battling cancer, may face a diagnosis in the future and those who may avoid a diagnosis thanks to education, prevention, and early detection.” 

As a team, OnTrac is hoping to pass the amount of miles that were walked in previous years, which were 356 miles in 2017 and 377 miles in 2016. Based on the amount of miles or laps walked, OnTrac will make a donation to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to help OnTrac surpass their goal by joining in the walk or by making a monetary donation, please email OnTrac Public Relations Manager Katrina Fox at kfox@ontrac.com.

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

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

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

Guest Blog Post: Yoga for Hope

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 10:34:55 AM

Today’s blog post is written by OnTrac guest blogger Corporate Account Manager Nina Hegyi. Nina joins us to share her story about Yoga for Hope, which took place Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. OnTrac participated this year with a donation to the City of Hope. To read about past Yoga for Hope events, please click here for 2015, and here and here for 2014.


It fills me with both elation and amazement that August 13th was my sixth Anniversary participating in Yoga for Hope and supporting the wonderful work that is done at the City of Hope.

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My passion for finding a cure for cancer and supporting the efforts of treatment comes from losing my mother to leukemia when I was young. The seed of volunteering was planted by my father. Shortly after we lost her, my father got my brothers and I involved in volunteering to empower us. It has now become a legacy to both my parents. It also fills my heart with joy that my son, Derek, shares this passion and that the legacy my father started is continuing with him. Unfortunately, I am not alone. There are still way too many children who have grown up without their moms, dads, and loved ones because they lost their battle to cancer. My personal battle continues.

As long as there is a cause that will help to cure cancer you can count on me to help. I’m happy beyond words that my OnTrac family has also been there with me supporting this battle. It started about 17 years ago when OnTrac, known as California Overnight back then, embraced what I was doing in San Diego with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Daffodil Days. For three consecutive years during the month of March, so many people at OnTrac were donating their time to deliver daffodils, which freed up the good people at ACS in order for them to generate more donations, and generate donations we did. I was honored by the ACS in San Diego for what I started. During their introduction, they said that our help generated over $500,000 statewide.

20160813_103054_resized.jpgI was asked to join the Women's Council for the City of Hope in San Diego 10 years ago. In addition, I was also part of the group who started Yoga for Hope six years ago. Now, Yoga for Hope is a major fundraiser for the City of Hope and has grown to include three other cities. I, along with many others, look forward to the day there is a cure. With the work being done at the City of Hope that day is hopefully coming soon. However, we are not there yet. That is why once again, and following in the five years prior, I was part of Yoga for Hope San Diego. My OnTrac family was there to count on for support once again so that the City of Hope can continue to conduct more research, provide more treatments and encourage more people to go from hopeless to hopeful. To ensure the success of all the wonderful work done by the City of Hope, you can still donate here.

The one lesson I have learned from volunteering is that you don't have to be a big donor to make a difference. Small donations add up to make many differences. Those differences add up to many new treatments and advancements to finding a cure so that children don't have to know what it is like to grow up without a Mom. Until that day comes, the legacy to my parents will continue and I know that my OnTrac family will be right there to help!

Topics: city of hope, San Diego, Yoga for Hope, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Guest Blogger

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.

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“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.”

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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 Celebrates 25 Years of Service with the American Cancer Society

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM
OnTrac is celebrating their silver anniversary this month. The company started with a service area of one state delivering eleven packages on the first night to being the largest regional package delivery company in the United States. It has been exactly twenty-five years since the dock doors first opened and packages were first delivered in California. The overnight service was added in 1991 to an already established messenger service, which created California Overnight. A lot of change has occurred since then, including an expanded service area from one state to a total of eight, which led to a name change in 2008 from California Overnight to OnTrac. Other features that have molded OnTrac to be a top choice as an express shipping alternative is the USPS Package Consolidation Service called DirectPost, which OnTrac was the first regional carrier to offer this service. Among other benefits like being a SmartWay Transport Partner, a USPS Workshare Partner and partnerships with over thirty different multi-carrier software providers.25th-logo-01.jpg

OnTrac President Rob Humphrey said, “It is with a great sense of pride that OnTrac has grown to providing overnight delivery services to over 60 million consumers in the eight western states.”

This month we are commemorating this milestone by joining efforts with the American Cancer Society to find a cure. On February 25th, 2016, OnTrac is hosting a Relay For Life event at their headquarters. This will allow corporate employees to bring awareness to the cause by walking laps around the OnTrac building and raise funds through their personal fundraising pages. Following this event, each OnTrac facility will have the opportunity to join a local Relay For Life walk that is hosted by an American Cancer Society Community Manager. In addition to employee involvement at each event, OnTrac is making a donation to the American Cancer Society to further their research in finding a cure.

“It warms my heart that OnTrac elected to celebrate their birthday with the Official Sponsor of Birthdays by raising awareness and fighting back against the disease,” said American Cancer Society Senior Market Manager Sarah Boerner. “We’re very excited to launch the OnTrac Relay For Life event and to welcome OnTrac employees at local Relay For Life events within the greater OnTrac service area.”

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

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