Employee-Ownership Month 2016

Employee-Ownership Month 2016

November 11, 2016. Every year in October, Carl Warren celebrates National Employee Ownership Month (EOM).  This year was one of our most successful EOM’s to date!  We celebrated with ESOP games and events and encouraged each of our locations to give back to their local communities.   Each office and our remote employees either took a half day of paid-time to volunteer at a local non-profit OR collected items to donate.

Recap of Carl Warren’s Employee-Ownership Month 2016:

Giving Back to our Employees:

  • Breakfast Kick-Off (smaller offices & remote employees received breakfast gift cards)
  • Office Potluck
  • Dress-Up Fridays (Sports Fan, Crazy Hat, Superheroes, Spirit Day) and Halloween
  • ESOP Trivia Games (Anagrams, Jeopardy, and Scavenger Hunt)

We kicked off EOM 2016 with a company-hosted breakfast for our larger offices and provided gift cards to employees in our smaller offices and our remote employees.  Our ESOP Education Committee hosted ESOP games with ESOP-related trivia. Each game submission was then entered into a random prize drawing.

Giving Back to our Communities:

  • Placentia/Tustin: Volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank (provides wholesome food and fresh produce to more than 200,000 hungry children, seniors and families in Orange County every month).
  • San Bernardino: Volunteered at Feed the Children (exists to end childhood hunger; 91% of expenditures go to program services).
  • Walter Choy (Resident Adjuster in Seattle): Volunteered at Martin De Porres Shelter (provides safe and dignified night shelter for homeless men age 50 and older).
  • Dallas: Collected donations for First Saturday Food Pantry (helping those who are underprivileged or are experiencing temporary financial hardship by providing quality nutritious diverse food). We don’t often see this, but the Dallas office also received a $300 donation from one of our partners – Johnny Rogers, Director of Operations for Trinity Reviews!
  • Fairway: Collected donations for Operation Breakthrough (provides a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency and education).
  • Phoenix: Collected donations for Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) & SPCA (Arizona’s largest no-kill shelter; rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 4,000 dogs and cats a year that are abandoned or have been surrendered by their owners).
  • San Diego: Collected donations for Pan de Vida (A food bank associated with a local church).
  • Torrance: Collected donations for 1736 Family Crisis Center and Goodwill (provides life-saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, four community service centers and five crisis and suicide hotlines. They help kids, families, and Veterans so that they can permanently escape the worst possible conditions of poverty, homelessness and violence.)