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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: CapRelo Employees, community, charity

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: CapRelo Employees, community, charity

Embracing Employee & Community Wellness

Posted by Barry Morris on Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Employee Wellness Team

According to Forbes, happy and healthy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees, and when it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%. At CapRelo, we're not only devoted to providing the best customer service to our clients, but also to doing right by our team.

Over the years, we have found it pays to take stock in our employees' personal well-being, as well as that of our community. Hosting on-site and off-site wellness and outreach initiatives makes it easier for employees to make better decisions in their own lives. Not only during our busiest seasons, but all year round, making sure folks take a few minutes to think about themselves through various programs is a priority.

CapRelo's Employee Wellness Programs

Employee wellness is best approached with a hands-on strategy. CapRelo publishes a monthly wellness newsletter distributed company-wide, as well as encouraging participation in a monthly wellness webinar series offered by Cigna. Some of the other workplace wellness and community outreach programs we offer include:

Stone Feather Catering1. On-site Farmer’s Market: Chef Pepper Owings of Stone Feather Farm is on-site at the Sterling, VA campus twice a month to offer healthy, organic alternatives to typical lunch options, as well as a variety of local and organic produce. 

2. Weight Watchers Meetings: With our second 2018 session now underway, our first Weight Watchers session was a great success with 28 employees participating and a total loss of 323.4 pounds.

3. Managing Diabetes: We partnered with a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator to develop on-demand training about diabetes prevention and management.

4. Wellness Passport:  CapRelo’s flagship benefit program invites employees to earn points by taking control of their health and offers many resources, discounts and chances to win gift cards and cash rewards, all while staying involved at work. 

Putting an emphasis on our employees' wellness leads to a happier work environment and, ultimately, a more successful company. 

Topics: employee engagement, employee benefits, community, employee productivity, employee wellness

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