How We Created a More Sustainable Office Environment

We’ve been investing in “greener” solutions in our office. Learn what we’ve accomplished so far with LED lighting and composting. See if our experiences inspire you to make some changes!

Earlier this year, we briefly mentioned our investments in a more sustainable office environment. In this blog post, we’d like to go into more depth about those efforts! We’re hoping that sharing our experiences might inspire you to try some of your own “greener” changes.

LED lighting

In early 2020, we replaced our office’s mercury-containing fluorescent tube lighting with LED lights. This required a bit of rewiring, but it was worth the investment to increase our energy efficiency and reduce our environmental impact. Longer-lasting LEDs will reduce our landfill waste while also eliminating the hazards of mercury. We found this was an easy change to implement, and we would definitely recommend it!

Eliminating single-use plastic

In 2018, our company headquarters implemented a composting program in our office kitchen. This helped us to move away from single-use plastics entirely. Now everything in our kitchen – utensils, bowls, plates, coffee pods, tea bags, wooden coffee stirrers and cups – can be composted with food and food scraps!

We contract with Mr. Fox Composting, a local industrial composting company. They provide us with a large bin, which lives in our kitchen, and a Mr. Fox rep comes to empty it once per week.

We have two enthusiastic employees (Steph and Kara) who championed this program from start to finish. They sourced new compostable products, secured the composting contract, facilitated the transition and

continue to maintain it with help from other team members, particularly Mary Jo. They are supported by Bruce and RELYCO’s commitment to their vision, and willingness to financially support the effort.

Challenges overcome

As much as this was a positive change, we’re not going to lie, this was a bit of an adjustment for our team! The biggest growing pain was the switch from plastic K-cups. Free coffee is one of the perks of working here, and folks grew accustomed to their favorite flavors. The options were different when we moved to compostable pods, so we invited the entire office to participate in a few taste tests where they voted on their favorites. By soliciting feedback along the way, we increased buy-in and excitement, which worked well.

Recommendations & making it happen

If you’re considering changes like these in your own business, we recommend that you first find your program leaders. By encouraging your employees to share their personal interests / passions, you can learn what excites them. Identify how those interests align with your business’s mission and vision. Motivate your employees to bring their ideas to the table, and empower them to make it happen.

Additional tips for a successful green initiative:

  • Map out all the small details / factors in order to achieve your big picture goal
  • Try to anticipate stumbling blocks or resistance and come up with solutions prior to launch
  • Do your research and determine what works within your budget
  • If initial ideas don’t pan out, don’t give up – find a way to pivot
  • Solicit feedback and invite people to get involved
  • Make it fun! Excitement is contagious

What’s next

In writing out those tips, it’s clear how much those apply to any new initiative, really. Those match our experience with our overall B Corp journey, not just this one aspect.

We’re continuing with our sustainable office efforts, and will share our progress on that front periodically. Outside of that, we’re working on expanding our environmental efforts. As Bruce discussed at the beginning of this year, we are now at the stage where we’re evaluating our vendors, suppliers and partners. We want to know that their practices fit within our goals. We’ve also pledged to add sustainable alternative products to the REVLAR product line by 2030. Stay tuned as we move forward on these larger goals to see where this B Corp journey takes us!

Get to Know RELYCO – Christina Perron, Account Representative

Christina has a special ability to set people immediately at ease. That’s a valuable skill to have when working with customers. Learn more about Christina in her own words.

Christina Perron is an Account Representative, which means that she fields inquiries from customers and processes orders. Christina began working at RELYCO in March of 2022.

She’s an enthusiastic and empathetic listener, so it’s really easy to chat with her. Part of the comfort in talking to her is due to her remarkably soothing voice. It was the very first thing that struck me upon meeting her. She instantly put me at ease, which is a special trait to have, especially when working in an environment where we’re striving to deliver the highest quality customer service. Christina does an excellent job, and we’re lucky to have her!

Christina Perron
Christina Perron, Account Representative

See the interview below to learn more about Christina in her own words:

Do you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert or ambivert?
I would say I’m more of an introvert.  I feel like I need my alone time and my quiet time to recharge my batteries. I’m not super comfortable in big crowds. I’m at my best in small, intimate groups.

What skills / hobbies / habits have you picked up during COVID lockdowns?
We were at home for a long time. So yeah, I wanted to learn something new. I always thought real estate looked fun, so I took a real estate class, studied for the exam..and thankfully passed on my first go and got my real estate license. So yeah, I’m a realtor on the side! 

Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning?
Definitely coffee. [she laughs] I would drink coffee all day long, but I cut it off at 2 cups in the morning, unless I’m desperate in the afternoon I’ll go for another.

What’s your favorite smell?
Bread baking.

Do you have any pets?
I do have a dog! His name is Moe. We rescued him about four years ago. He’s kind of a goober. Yeah, he’s just another boy creature I’m raising along with my 3 teen sons.  

Describe your happy place.
Oh, my happy place is…I go between the lake and the ocean. So the lake is very peaceful and quiet and where I feel grounded and I don’t know, just happy and at peace. But I love the ocean too because it’s noisy and busy and I get to people watch a little bit more, which I love to do. It’s almost like a noise machine where you can just kind of relax and zone out. The best naps are taken at the beach.

If you could talk to your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give?
Oh boy! [she sighs] Do we have an hour? [she laughs] So so so so much. So much about self-esteem and body image, and to just be myself and not try to fit into anybody else’s box. Accept who I am. And just know that I’m good enough. 

What would you choose for your “last meal”?
My mom’s eggplant parmigiana. She would make it for me on my birthday. Since she isn’t with us anymore, and can’t make it for me, I would have to go with Patty B’s chicken marsala with risotto, not pasta. It is delicious!

Where is/was your favorite place to visit while traveling?
Definitely Kauai. It was beautiful and natural. Less populated than some of the bigger islands. It was fun to hike and kayak, and it’s not super touristy. Definitely put it on your bucket list, it’s gorgeous.

Who was the last person you texted?
My kid. He’s 18. He’s going off to college in a week, so we have a lot to communicate about. I mean, I have a lot to communicate, he kinda just sends me the eye roll emoji.  

If you could hang out with someone (living or deceased) for the day, who would you pick?
I would love another day with my mom. I definitely would like to sit down, have her advice again. Especially raising three teenage boys right now. It can be challenging, so I could really use my mom.

Do you have one favorite holiday tradition?
There are a couple, do I have to pick one? My favorite is Christmas Eve. My family is very close and we still spend all holidays together. My aunts, my uncles, my siblings, my cousins and all of our kids. Our family has grown exponentially since we’ve all had kids. But it’s a tradition we’ve had forever and ever. We all gather for a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner and exchange gifts. It’s chaotic and noisy like you’d imagine a big Italian family would be, but so full of love.

My other favorite is our Fourth of July camping trip. What started out as a day at the lake 50 years ago (give or take) has turned into a 4-night camping event. My grandparents started the tradition when my mom was young. We would meet at the lake at 8:00am and cook breakfast on the beach, spend the whole day in the water and grill dinner on the beach and leave when it started getting dark. We still spend the 4th like this. Now that we camp, we’ve started recreating Christmas Eve. We decorate our campsites with Christmas lights and 6’ inflatables. We have the same Italian Christmas Eve dinner and we have a Yankee Swap around the campfire. It’s such a great time.

To contact Christina, send her an email at cperron@relyco.com or connect with her on LinkedIn here. To contact RELYCO, give us a call at 800-777-7359. You can also click here.

Our Charitable Giving: Past & Present

We’re excited to announce that 1% of all of our online sales will now be donated to charitable causes. Plus, a look back at past giving, and how we got here.

Charitable giving has been a key part of our company since our founding in 1989. For Mike Steinberg, our Founder, it was important to ensure that the company values aligned with his personal values. RELYCO’s focus on community support has only grown throughout the years.

Looking back

In the last 33 years, RELYCO has donated over $550K to non-profit organizations. 

The bulk of that funding has come from the company itself. We’ve also invited our employees to get involved in the process.

A group of RELYCO employees formed their own Community Service Team in 2004. This team identifies local groups or organizations that could use support, and they create programs or send donations to meet those needs. We have an optional payroll deduction system where RELYCO employees can designate an amount to the fund, and RELYCO matches the total each year.

Over the years, the RELYCO team organized or participated in:

  • An annual holiday gift-giving program for kids whose families need some extra help since 2003
  • An annual Thanksgiving Celebration for folks facing food insecurity and other challenges since 2009
  • A charity program at our largest annual trade show
  • Many fundraisers for local non-profit organizations and events
  • Food drives & care baskets for kids, struggling families and domestic violence survivors

For a full list of the non-profit organizations we’ve supported in the last three years, you can visit this page.

 

Looking forward

As we mentioned in this blog, part of our B Corp journey involves creating more formal systems to focus our efforts, hold ourselves accountable and be more transparent about allocations; charitable giving is one area where we want to achieve this. 

You may recall that back in May, Bruce mentioned some new and upcoming community service initiatives, including an optional 8 hours of paid time off for each employee to use towards community service work each year. 

We’re thrilled to officially announce another new program now!


1% of all of our online sales will now be donated to charitable causes.


Donations will be made quarterly to Seacoast area non-profit organizations. These organizations are nominated by our employees and selected by our Community Service Team.

As Bruce Steinberg, our CEO, noted in our press release, “We are a company with a long history of giving back to our community. We’ve carried that mission forward for years with various programs, and now we’ve decided it’s time to build on that by introducing a formal commitment to quarterly donations. Inviting our employees to nominate the recipient local non-profits is just another part of our vision to be an inclusive and caring employer, doing business for good.”

Where to find out more

RELYCO’s first donation from this initiative will be made at the conclusion of Q3, which runs from July 1 – September 30. The first recipient will be Mary’s Dogs – Rescue & Adoption, located in Northwood, New Hampshire. Team RELYCO is full of animal lovers, so this is an ideal non-profit fit for us!

We’ll be sharing our progress with this 1% program by posting it on our website. The final amount donated to Mary’s Dogs (and all future non-profit organizations) will be posted on RELYCO’s community support page after the conclusion of each quarter.
 
You can read more about RELYCO’s mission and commitment to giving here.

Get to Know RELYCO – Janet McKay, Order Entry Specialist

We love Janet for her sense of humor. She’ll crack an unexpected joke, pair it with an infectious laugh and the rest of us can’t resist joining in. Meet Janet in her own words here.

Janet McKay serves as an Order Entry Specialist, which means she does a bit of everything within the sales process. She was hired in early March 2022. We love Janet for her sense of humor. She’ll crack an unexpected joke, pair it with an infectious laugh and the rest of us can’t resist joining in.
 
When asked to describe herself, Janet said “fun, reliable and a good cook.” After learning more about her during this interview, I’d like to add resilient to that list. Janet told me that starting a new job during this time in her life was the best thing for her; learning something new kept her busy.

Janet McKay
Janet McKay, Order Entry Specialist

I heard that her first grandbaby arrived just a few days after this interview. With “grandmother,” Janet now has another new role to learn, and undoubtedly it’ll keep her busy as well. Congratulations, Janet!

Meet Janet in her own words below:

What’s your favorite season?
I like the warm weather, but don’t get me wrong, Christmas is my favorite season! [she laughs]

What skills / hobbies / habits have you picked up during COVID lockdowns?
I learned to purge a lot of stuff out of my house that I did not need. [she laughs] I got in the habit of sterilizing everything, so I have my wipes still around, wiping everything down. And to try and get closer to family.

Where did you grow up?
Somersworth, New Hampshire.

What’s your favorite smell?
Cut grass. [We have a few people at RELYCO who have said this; Janet joins Tonya, Donna & Kim!]

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have two dogs.

What do you listen to in the car?
I like 70s rock ‘n’ roll. I like country music and a little bit of blues, some classical. I like it all, but the main thing is 70s rock and country.

Describe your happy place.
My happy place is sitting on the beach. Short Sands [in York, Maine]. My uncle lived there for years when I was little, and I basically grew up there. My favorite spot is Short Sands, and I won’t go anywhere else!

What’s your favorite song to dance to?
Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock n Roll. [Alexi also chose that song. Maybe it’s time for a RELYCO dance party?!]

What would you choose for your “last meal”?
If I had to choose right now, it would be seafood. It would be haddock, shrimp, clams, lobster…not squid. That’s too chewy. [she laughs] I’m not into raw fish or anything of that, just give me the good cooked fish, and I’ll be happy.

Where is/was your favorite place to visit while traveling?
My husband was from Colorado, and we traveled out there and I really enjoyed that. So I’d probably say going out to Colorado. I’ve been to Pikes Peak, been to the Grand Canyon, been to the Four Corners – because we drove out from Colorado, we had a wedding to go to in Phoenix, Arizona. So we just took the week to drive out and went to all those places.

If you could hang out with someone (living or deceased) for the day, who would you pick?
I’m going to start crying. It would be my husband. He passed away six months ago tomorrow. He died of COVID, and I wasn’t able to be with him until I was able to go say goodbye. So I’d pick my husband. We were going to be married 35 years in August, and we have a first grandbaby due anytime.

Do you have one favorite holiday tradition?
My favorite holiday tradition I’ve been doing since I was a little girl, and I still have these aluminum foil cookie pans – making Christmas cookies. And I still do it, even if it’s just me and one other person.

To contact Janet, send her an email at jmckay@relyco.com. To contact RELYCO, give us a call at 800.777.7359. You can also click here.

Our Journey to B Corp – Part 4

Over the next several months, you’ll see more from us about this. Here’s a sneak peek at two really exciting announcements.

A blog series. Read parts one, two and three.

What’s next

Over the next several months, you’ll be seeing more about our B Corp journey. We’ll also be implementing more surveys of suppliers, customers and employees.

You might have noticed something was afoot when we started hinting at our sustainability goals and employee-focused changes. Now that we’ve made the announcement that we’re working towards B Corp certification, we’ll share even more of what we’re working on. Some examples include adopting a responsible sourcing policy, investing in sustainable products and green initiatives for the home/in-office work environment.

Part of our B Corp journey will involve more transparency in several aspects of our business, particularly our charitable giving and goals around sustainability. We’ll be sharing more initiatives in the coming weeks, but here is a sneak peek at two really exciting announcements:

  • 1% of all online sales will be donated to charitable causes starting in Q3 of 2022
  • Sustainable alternative products will be added to the REVLAR product line by 2030

Stay tuned for more information about these goals and others!

Putting it out there

We plan to submit for B Corp certification within the next 6-9 months. That’s kind of a scary thing to put out into the world. There is some hesitancy to admit to a big goal in such a public way. What if it doesn’t happen? But, as Bruce mentioned, we’re learning the lesson of vulnerability.

We’re striving to be successful in this endeavor, and regardless of the outcome, the positive changes we’re making to our company are long-term. These efforts are making us a better company, and we’re committed to that work.

Our Journey to B Corp – Part 3

Working towards B Corp certification has been a huge learning experience for us! We detail those discoveries here.

A blog series. Read parts one and two.

Learnings from BLD New England

Amber Trudell and Steph Oeser recently attended the 2022 B Corp Leadership Development New England Conference. They met attendees from other New England businesses who are currently B Corps (or working towards certification, like we are). They met interesting people during highly collaborative sessions, where folks were encouraged to share their ideas, experiences, challenges and suggestions. Everyone was there to learn and grow, which made it a very inspiring and informative conference.

Strong emphasis was placed on how crucial it is for companies to hone in on who they are and what they do best because every company is so different. When you do that, it becomes clear how your company can uniquely do business for good, which is what B Corp is all about!

What have we discovered so far?

In looking at the B Impact Assessment, we quickly realized that we need more processes in place. Some changes were quick and easy, like adding policies to our handbook that we were already practicing, but did not have documented. Other updates will take more time. Our mission, vision, policies and goals need to be updated and recorded in a more formal way so that we can focus our efforts and hold ourselves accountable.

This process illuminates the value of communication and employee engagement. We need more robust systems in place to measure and survey our performance as an employer, so we can attain 360-degree feedback. We’re also diving deep into our supply chain and working closely with our vendors to understand our impact.

According to Bruce, “This journey is a lesson in vulnerability and introspection. You have to get really clear on what you are trying to accomplish as a business, and why. Being true to yourself is the best way to do this.”

Next steps & goals

In the next installment of this blog series, we’ll detail some of the specific goals our team is working towards.

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Our Journey to B Corp – Part 2

What prompted us to go for B Corp certification? It all started with an email to the University of New Hampshire.

A blog series. Read part one.

What prompted us to go for B Corp certification?

In the fall of 2021, Bruce Steinberg, our CEO, reached out to the University of New Hampshire to inquire about any programs or resources they might have to assist businesses who were looking to become more environmentally sustainable. The reply from UNH indicated that they thought their B Impact Clinic might be a good fit for us.

Through this clinic, companies that are working to complete their B Impact Assessment (BIA) are matched with a team of undergraduate students. These students are trained in the BIA and are supported by faculty mentors. The students act as project managers, researchers and consultants to help businesses complete the assessment.

“My first thought after learning about B Corp certification was, wow, that’s really cool! I was interested in becoming a B Corp. I thought it would be a slam dunk, and we’d easily reach 80 points. We are a company with a long history of giving back to our community, and we genuinely care about people, so of course we use our business to do good,” explains Bruce. “But once I dug into the assessment further, I realized that we could use some help. Many of our processes were not formalized in the way that would be required for measurement, so we needed some recommendations for that.”

Designating a B Corp champion and team

After learning that the journey to becoming a certified B Corp can take months or even years, Bruce decided to pull in Amber Trudell, our Director of Supply Chain & Operations, to become our company’s B Corp champion. With her oversight of our supply chain, she’s well-suited to the B Corp mission. Bruce was also impressed with her organizational skills, and he felt she could get a long-term project like this over the finish line.

Amber and Bruce participated in UNH’s B Impact Clinic together, and they were really appreciative of the support and recommendations they received from the students. After the clinic ended, they decided they had enough of a starting point to pull in additional members of the RELYCO team.

That’s where Steph Oeser, Marketing Manager; Dennis Veilleux, Controller; and Kelsey Dexter, Inside Sales Manager, were asked to join in the effort. They represent the communication, financial and training aspects of this undertaking, respectively. With more departments involved, we gain more perspectives, while increasing excitement about our mission.

What have we learned so far?

We’ll share all that we’ve discovered in the next installment of this blog series.

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Our Journey to B Corp – Part 1

We’re excited to announce that our company is pursuing B Corp certification! This is a huge step for our company, and we’re really looking forward to taking you on the journey with us.

We’re excited to announce that our company is pursuing B Corp certification! This is a huge step for our company, and we’re really looking forward to taking you on the journey with us.

What is a B Corp?

B Corps are transforming the global economy; they are unified around the idea that business can be “a force for good.”

B Corps are passionate about doing the right thing for their teams, their communities and the planet. In the business world, they lead the charge on high-quality standards for employee benefits, charitable giving, supply chain practices, environmental impact and more. Sounds awesome, right?

According to B Lab, the non-profit network that manages the certification process, “We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges…by harnessing the power of business…[and] helping them balance profit with purpose.”

B Impact Assessment

The certification process allows “business as a force for good” to be quantified in an objective way. The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is a rigorous point-based tool that is broken into five impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. In order to meet the performance requirement for certification, a business must earn a minimum of 80 verified points on the BIA.

Every question answered on the assessment must have documentation to back up any points claimed; transparency and accountability underpins everything during the assessment. Points are verified by the B Lab during their extensive review process, and all businesses are required to undergo the process every three years to recertify.

Why do we want to become a B Corp?

Clearly, this is a serious undertaking, and we’re just getting started! Businesses don’t just become B Corps overnight. You can be assured that when a business is a certified B Corp, they don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.

Beyond the obvious desire to become a better company, we feel strongly about the social and environmental issues that B Corps are addressing. Learn even more about why we decided to pursue this certification in the next installment of this blog series.

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Get to Know RELYCO – Alexi Fish, Account Manager

With experience bartending and managing a dive bar, we knew that Alexi was going to have excellent people skills. We were not disappointed! Read all about her here.

Alexi Fish was initially hired as an Order Entry Specialist in March 2022, and she now serves on the Account Management team. Alexi came to us with experience in the restaurant industry and, more specifically, she previously bartended and managed a dive bar in Hampton, NH. We knew that if she could do that, Alexi would have excellent people skills and be accustomed to a fast-paced environment.

We were not disappointed – Alexi has totally delivered! Within a few weeks of Alexi being here, one of our longtime employees unexpectedly went out on medical leave.

Alexi Fish
Alexi Fish, Account Manager

On top of assisting her own customers, Alexi jumped in to handle the hundreds of customers who had years-long established working relationships with someone else. Alexi is cool, calm and collected, and we’re so glad to have her on our team! Learn more about Alexi in her own words:

What skills / hobbies / habits have you picked up during COVID lockdowns?
I drank more, I ate more, but I also painted more, I like to paint. I think that’s pretty much all I did – eat, drink and paint. [Bobby also did some painting during lockdowns!]

Where did you grow up?
Syracuse, New York. Not technically Syracuse. It’s a town called Fayetteville-Manlius – it’s like farmland out there, kind of. [Asked how she ended up here] I actually have a bunch of friends that I went to high school with that ended up moving here! So like my best girl friend lives in Maine now, but she was in Portsmouth. And two of my best guy friends lived here, so I came to visit the year before I moved here and I loved it. My buddy bought a house and he was flipping it, and he had an extra room, so I just said screw it and moved away from home!

What’s your favorite smell?
Oh God that’s tough. Probably my grandparents’ house. It’s a very nostalgic smell.

What do you listen to in the car?
Music. I don’t know, I like 70s, 80s, 90s music. I was listening to Dave Mattthews Band on the way here.

Describe your happy place.
Being with my family.

What would you choose for your “last meal”?
That’s really tough. But I think since I moved here, it’s become an easier question to answer. Probably lobster pie from Petey’s.

Your house is on fire, what’s the first thing you grab?
Oh! I have a box filled with like, I don’t know, old pictures and I have sand from when I went to Iceland and money from other countries. But yeah, it’s full of sentimental things. Probably that. I’d probably grab my boyfriend too! [she laughs] 

Where is/was your favorite place to visit while traveling?
I would say probably Block Island. My family, my cousins – we have a huge family of cousins, but I see the ones that live in Rhode Island more often than I see the other ones – so every summer we go to Block Island and get a little cottage. We spend the week there. It’s wicked fun! Last year, we got a really big house, but usually it’s like a little tiny place and we’re sleeping on the couches or on the ground, wherever we end up.

What’s your most used emoji?
Oh probably the face palm. 🤦

If you could hang out with someone (living or deceased) for the day, who would you pick?
Probably my grandfather that I never got to meet. He died before I was born, he seemed like he was cool.

Do you have one favorite holiday tradition?
Every Christmas Eve, we used to go to Lights on the Lake, and then we would go to a Japanese hibachi restaurant. It’s so random, but it was right down the street from it, and we were always starving after Lights on the Lake because it’s like an hour drive. That’s probably one of my favorites.

What’s your favorite song to dance to?
I would say probably Come On Eileen gets me pretty pumped up, if I’m thinking weddings. I just went away this weekend and I was dancing to every song that was played, so it doesn’t take much! Or Old Time Rock n Roll.

To contact Alexi, send her an email at afish@relyco.com. To contact RELYCO, give us a call at 800.777.7359. You can also click here.

This Month with Bruce – May 2022

Learn about the important role charitable giving plays in RELYCO’s story – past, present and future.

Charitable giving has been an important part of our business since its inception in 1989. When my father, Mike Steinberg, founded the business, he made sure that his core values were reflected not just in how we interacted with our customers, but also in regularly giving back to our community. He instilled those same values in me.

You can learn more about our history of giving back, the organizations we support, our Community Service Team and how our employees have stepped up with a voluntary charitable payroll deduction system on our community support page. Many team members have served on our Community Service Team over the years; the current team members are Joni van Gelder, Bobby Crowley, Cassie Duranceau, Amber Trudell, Kat Steinberg and myself.

Our new initiatives

Our new initiatives

Our team is currently looking at ways we can engage more with our local community. We conducted a survey of employees in February to gather some data on their charitable interests. We’re taking on new programs and organizing group volunteer events based on those results.

The first of those events involved helping out during a Dover Clean Up day recently. Mike Chambers, Matt Zottos and I spent a wonderful day raking and working on flower beds at Henry Law Park.

In June we’ll be doing a food drive to support the Barrington, NH branch of End 68 Hours of Hunger, which has an extended program into the summer months to support families year-round. Our very own Kim Gibson is a program coordinator there, and she initiated the connection.

Another recently implemented new initiative includes an optional 8 hours of paid time off for each employee to use towards community service work each year. This supports their interests on a more individual level and has the added benefit of broadening our scope of giving.

Building on the past to grow the future

Building on the past to grow the future

My ultimate goal is to take the efforts from the past and build on them. One of the major benefits of streamlining our business is that it enables us to maximize the funds we can allocate to charitable giving. We are in the process of creating a more structured system to make formal commitments and allocations, measure our impact and share our progress. Stay tuned as we roll out announcements around this in the coming months.

Reach out to me at bsteinberg@relyco.com if you would like to chat about this or anything else!