November 27, 2007 // Franchising.com // MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - Employees from Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the world's leading relocation and assignment management companies, recently donated their time to support families in need and advance community development during CommunityCare Day. Held twice a year, CommunityCare Day is a company-wide day of volunteering that has become the centerpiece of WRRI's corporate giving program.
Colleagues in WRRI's Morris Plains, NJ office participated in a walk to raise awareness and donations for the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to offer them hope, strength and joy. WRRI was also one of the corporate sponsors for this event.
Colleagues in Houston strapped on their sneakers and took to the streets for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk, raising money and awareness for this worthy cause.
In Boston, colleagues volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank, helping to sort and package over 10,000 pounds of food to be shipped to local food pantries.
Colleagues from WRRI's London office spent the day at the Michael Tippett School in Kennington, assisting teenagers with severe and complex learning disabilities. WRRI also made a donation to Camp Cando, a charity-run camp which students from the school attend each summer, covering the cost for two students to attend.
In Denver, WRRI colleagues spent the day weeding, planting flowers, and restoring native habitat during River Sweep, a beautification project spearheaded by the Denver Parks and Recreation Department.
Chicago colleagues teamed with DuPage PADS Permanent Supportive Housing to help load and deliver furniture to be used in apartments for homeless and transitional families.
Colleagues in Calgary took hammers in hand to help build a house for a needy family, working with the local Habitats for Humanity chapter.
In addition to donating their time to Halton Women's Place, a shelter for emotionally and physically abused women and children, colleagues from WRRI's Toronto office also provided food, clothing and other personal care items.
"By embracing CommunityCare Day, our colleagues throughout the world continue to exhibit a true passion for making a difference in the lives of others, whether it's a family being relocated across the country or people in need within their own communities," said Aram Minnetian, president of WRRI. "The success of our CommunityCare program is attributable to our colleagues' commitment to changing lives and affecting positive change."
Since its inception, Weichert Relocation Resources has encouraged employee volunteerism through programs such as CommunityCare Day that support two of the company's most prominent corporate objectives: helping families and improving communities.
About Weichert Relocation Resources: Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI) delivers turnkey global relocation and assignment management solutions that help clients expand their business reach, increase productivity, and more cost-effectively manage their mobile workforce. WRRI is recognized as the growth-oriented industry leader, providing a unique combination of stability, financial expertise and seasoned leadership that has made the company a trusted, proactive partner to some of the world's most respected corporations. A progressive, independent company, WRRI is committed to delivering Raving Fan® service; investing in new capabilities, technologies and talent; and bringing unmatched innovations to market, such as the industry's only complete, end-to-end global workforce mobility solution. For more information, visit wrri.com.