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

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

OnTrac Million Can Crusade Check Presentation (2).jpgFrom left to right: OnTrac Public Relations Manager Katrina Fox, OnTrac General Manager Paul Garcia, 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Ben Campbell, OnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker, 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Tim Hattrick, and 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Brooke Hoover.

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.”

OnTrac Million Can Crusade Check Presentation (3).jpgOnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker is presenting a donation check of $1,500 to (left) 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Ben Campbell and (right) 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Tim Hattrick. 

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, Delivering Hope, St. Vincent de Paul, Charity, Donation, Canned Food Drive, Check Presentation, 102.5 KNIX

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

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

OnTrac and KNIX Million Can Kickoff

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