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.”

WHM Joins the Kappa Delta Shamrock 5K Run to raise awareness on Child Abuse

Some White House Marketing reps attended this year’s 5K run in support of bringing awareness to child abuse.

On March 3, 2018, White House Marketing sent some reps who volunteered to attend this year’s 5K run to support child abuse awareness. This Shamrock run is hosted by Kappa Delta Panhellenic Association in multiple cities across the United States. The San Bernardino run was the closest to our Corona headquarters. Some reps took their dogs. Some reps were very competitive. Others just got a shirt and stood by to cheer the others on.

Michael M., White House Marketing rep came in 50th out of several hundred. Michael said, “Next time, I’m shooting for top 25 next time. But, seriously, the 5K was a great team-building event for the office and also dedicated to a great cause. We all got to be a bit competitive with each other. But, more importantly, we got to do our part to help fight child abuse. I definitely had a really fun time and was glad to run for a charity.” Phillip, also a rep and former UFC fighter, was beat by a tenth of a second by his eight year old daughter. She stated, “In all actuality, I would have beat him by more. He was slowing me down.”

Proceeds from those who participated went to local shelters and child abuse centers. White House Marketing is certainly looking to make this charity event a part of the routine. Everything was very well-organized and everyone was so nice. It was a bit wet outside from all of the rain the day prior. But, it was very refreshing—literally and figuratively.

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.”

 

White House Marketing shows support for Cystic Fibrosis Fighters and attends OC Great Strides Walk

White House Marketing continues to show support for those fighting different illnesses; and, Cystic Fibrosis is a major life-threatening disease. To bring in awareness for this critical disease, representatives attended OC Great Strides Event.

Press Release (ePRNews.com) – CORONA, Calif. – May 31, 2017 – “One of our employees came to me stating that her friend’s daughter has been fighting Cystic Fibrosis for almost ten years and they are doing a walk for donations in Oklahoma,”declared Randy W., the president of White House Marketing. “Knowing that we wouldn’t be able to fly everyone to Oklahoma for the walk, I decided to send representatives to Huntington Beach Great Strides so we could indirectly help this little girl, Kaitlyn.”

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that ravages the lungs and digestive system. Many CF fighters spend most days medicated and masked. Because of the attack on the immune system, it is very easy for CF fighters to become violently ill from the common cold. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading contributor to finding a cure and modern medicines that can help to provide relief for CF fighters.

Great Strides in Huntington Beach was held on May 21st in Orange County. The event was to raise money for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. All of the vendors were volunteers from major corporations who donated. BJ’s Steakhouse provided pizza to all those in attendance. Water and hand sanitizer was provided by Walgreens and other companies. Orange County Fire Departments brought fire trucks for the children to get inside. Several popular singers showed up to donate their time and talent and show their support for the CF fighters.

Great Strides has events all over the nation throughout the year. Small donations are just as important as those making large donations. Every little bit helps. This particular event raised $338,926. The Oklahoma City Great Strides event (held on May 13th) raised $107,894. All donations go directly to finding a cure and new developments in technology to attack this terrible disease.

Recognizing Kaitlyn Callahan: Kaitlyn Callahan was diagnosed with CF when she was an infant. “I remember the day when I found out…here I come Google. I tried to find out everything I could to try and understand what my friends were going through. Over the years, they’ve had so many scares and so many weeks in hospitals. But, what amazes me most is that this little girl is so grateful for every happy breath she takes. A local news station did a story on her and she was holding up a peace sign with all kinds of wires and tubes connected to her body…if people were half as happy as this little girl…(smiles)…. Kaitlyn turned 10 years old on May 30th. And, all of her family and friends are blessed for another year. Happy birthday, Kaitlyn! #SaltyKat” said a close Callahan friend that works for White House Marketing in Corona.

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