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CapRelo Lends a Helping Hand this Holiday Season

Posted by Amy Mergler on Thu, Dec 27, 2018

Wrapped presents with berries

CapRelo employees came together this holiday season to lend a helping hand to several organizations this holiday season.

Employees in our headquarters office participated in a Gifts for Kids Drive for a local nonprofit organization, Cornerstones. Cornerstones promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services. 

CapRelo's Stacy Chinn and Angela San Martin organized the drive and collected donations from employees to help fulfill holiday wishes for nine local children, including two young boys and seven teenagers. "Our goal was to collect $750, but we surpassed that by $100, all within a couple of days. It was so amazing to see everyone come together and give to such an awesome cause!"

Stacy and Angela were able to purchase Amazon Fire tablets for the young boys and a variety of gift cards for the teens, as well as a few additional gift cards for Cornerstones. While the organization often receives extra toy donations, gift cards are very hard to come by and appreciated.

Our Calling 5

Employees in our Dallas office worked with Our Calling, a local faith-based organization that offers the homeless friendship, mentoring and support providing meals, clothing, access to computers, church services, access to showers and referral services to area resources.

CapRelo team members volunteered their time to prepare blankets and toiletries for the homeless, removing manufacturer/ retail packaging from the blankets and rolling and taping them for easy distribution. They also organized and stored packages of toiletries for distribution.

Topics: charity, community, CapRelo Employees

CapRelo and JK Moving Cycle for Survival

Posted by Barry Morris on Tue, Dec 04, 2018

Chris Finckel Cycle for Survival

CapRelo and our sister company JK Moving Services once again committed our support to Cycle for Survival, an indoor team cycling fundraising event to beat rare cancers. The fundraising effort supports research for pancreatic, brain, stomach, ovarian, and thyroid cancers; leukemia and lymphoma; all pediatric cancers; and many others.

This is the 11th year for the event. So far, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $140 million to fund innovative clinical trials, research studies, and major research initiatives led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Every dollar raised goes directly to lifesaving research within six months of the event.

 

CapRelo and JK Moving have each reserved one stationary bike to ride at the event on Friday, March 1st at the Equinox Sports Club in Washington, DC. Each team will be comprised of four to eight members. The event is essentially four back-to-back 50-minute spin classes that the teams ride in relay style. The classes are challenging, high energy, and inspiring. During the relay, survivors, current patients, and doctors speak briefly between each ride.

Below is a great video that gives a sense of what the event day is like and really shows the profound impact Cycle for Survival is making in people’s lives.

As captain of the CapRelo team, I’m looking forward to joining my team of enthusiastic riders and fundraisers for the ride and supporting a worthwhile cause! Please consider joining us in supporting Cycle for Survival by visiting our team page and making a donation.

 

Click here to learn more about Cycle for Survival.

Click here to visit the CapRelo Team Page.

Topics: community, charity, CapRelo Employees

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