White House Marketing Supports Special Olympics through Volunteering and Donations

Corona, CA, June 19, 2018 – White House Marketing has always supported Special Olympics and Special Olympics’ Athletes through financial donations online. However this year, WHM decided to go the extra mile and volunteered at Special Olympics.

EMPLOYING THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO SERVE

Each year, Special Olympics has sponsors who will take donations. WHM has always donated money. This year, we went the extra step to volunteer. “And, boy, is it a humbling, happy, emotional, intense, organized, chaotic experience. People complain about the simple things like jobs, finances and relationships. These athletes are so grateful to have the opportunity to cross the finish lines.”, says on WHM volunteer.

 

Special Olympics is thought to be about sporting events. But, Special Olympics serves as a social community event for the athletes involved. Not only is there an opening ceremony, but there is also a dance, vendors, festivals, award ceremonies, and meet-and-greets. Approximately 1,100 athletes were in attendance this year. The sporting events arranged were gymnastics, bocce, track, and basketball. An announcement came out this year during the Long Beach opening ceremony of flag football being added to next year’s list. Athletes watched as several Los Angeles Rams showed a demonstration.

 

During and before the Special Olympics, Kaiser Permanente had testing kits and medical supplies on hand to provide the athletes with a check up at no cost to the athlete. One athlete stated during a news conference several years ago the Kaiser medical tent picked up on early signs of cancer and saved his life. He is forever grateful.

 

Special Olympics Southern California is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers can sign up via the website. This is to ensure the volunteer can select what area he/she wishes to volunteer in. A volunteer can always sign up on the day of the event by simply going to the “non-registered volunteers” tent. Volunteers are then given an assignment–whether it is to be a fan in the stands or call out names during the award ceremony.

 

WHM will be attending this event from now on. Several volunteers from SOSC made everlasting connections that they are now becoming coaches at their local chapters. WHM CEO Randy W. states, “Special Olympics is something special to me. The fact that some of my business partners took action too and loved every second of it tells me we are doing something right.”

White House Marketing extends a helping hand to those in need.

CORONA, CA – White House Marketing recognizes the rising number of homeless people in Los Angeles and decides to make a small impact for the holidays.

A White House Marketing representative, Yesica R. came into the office with a sigh of sadness under her voice one day. When she was asked, “what’s wrong?”, she stated that she was extremely affected by a viral video she saw on Facebook. The video was an interview with a homeless man in New York. He was talking about his typical days, how hard it is to find a job without having a residence, and the sadness he encounters during the holiday season by not having a home to go home to.

 

On December 22, 2017, a group of White House Marketing groups of representatives put together 150 sack lunches to hand out to homeless people. The sacks were filled with food and beverage items including sandwiches, chips, and non-perishables. All grocery items were donated by WHM employees. Each two-person group met at the office to put together sacks and drove to different areas of Riverside and Los Angeles.

Last year, it was reported that there are approximately 58,000 ho  meless people in Los Angeles. That number did not extend to surrounding areas. The Los Angeles Times came out with an article stating the reported estimated number was extremely low. The LA Times also stated in the article that “The count does not purport to tap every person who experiences bouts of homelessness over a year, but rather produces a snapshot of the street and shelter population that can be used to shape policy and distribute funding.”

So, although WHM could only reach 150 people in those areas, the tears of joy, hugs of appreciation, and happiness on their faces made the entire event well-worthwhile. Yesica says, “I really like working for a company that actually cares about what the employees care about. For someone to ask me what was wrong, ask to see the video, and encourage the food drive to take place was amazing. And, even though it was just one meal, I…we…made a difference in someone’s life today even if they don’t have a home to go to.”

 

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