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Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 27, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Spring Break Restorative Cleaning at Perkins K-8 in Barrio Logan

By Lee Jackson

On Wednesday March 29th, myself and a motivated group of 14 individuals from the WAXIE Sanitary Supply sales team descended on Perkins K-8 in the Barrio Logan section of San Diego to lend a hand to the custodians with their restorative cleaning.

As the morning began, the WAXIE San Diego team unloaded two trucks worth of commercial floor care equipment and restorative bathroom cleaners, and immediately got to work. Thanks to a prior survey of the school, it was determined that the areas of primary concern for the staff were the floors in a large multipurpose room, their kitchen, a teacher’s lounge, and multiple large restrooms.

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Topics: community involvement, flooring, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Giving Back to Our Local Veterans – WAXIE Ontario Community Service Day

WAXIE Ontario Community Service Day at Heroes Warehouse – Fontana, CA
April 1, 2017

By Stacy Main

What a GREAT organization…“Heroes Warehouse”!  Mary Mohr who started this charity a few years ago has a huge heart. This organization assists American veterans who were previously homeless or in need by providing items such as furnishings, sanitary products and supplies to help them fill their homes. WAXIE Ontario has supported this organization for the past 2 years and will continue to support our local veterans.

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Topics: community involvement

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 21, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Sharing Knowledge & Expertise Can Make a Big Impact

By Marklin Alford

Providing people with the tools and education they need to do a job successfully can be a challenge, but when it happens the rewards are immeasurable.

In 2013, with the encouragement of Charles Wax, I was recruited to be one of the instructors for the City College of San Francisco’s Custodial & Porter Training Course program, which trains and educates students for entry level employment as a custodian. Over 200 students take this course every semester.

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Topics: community involvement, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 7, 2016 7:45:00 AM

WAXIE Santa Ana Gives Back to Local Nonprofit!

Helping Working Wardrobes Get Ready to Move Into Their New Facility

By: Nicholas Yuan

On May 26th, 2016, members of Team WAXIE Santa Ana went to help Working Wardrobes prepare to move into their new facility out in Irvine, none of which would have been possible without the special contributions from John Levulis, John Berry, and Oscar Alvarez. The leadership in attendance included Alice Sawaya, Michael Gould, John Torgerson, and Erik Chantarapan. 

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Topics: community involvement, hard floor care, carpet care

Posted by Briana Smith on Aug 18, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Event: Why We Walk

By: Stacy Main, WAXIE Ontario Account Consultant

Stacy, along with several other WAXIE employees including WAXIE Ontario's General Manager Bob Gattis, attended one of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer "Kick-Off" events on Thursday, August 13th as part of the Riverside Chapter. WAXIE is a proud sponsor of this organization.

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Topics: community involvement, Making Strides

Posted by Briana Smith on Oct 2, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Helping Out in the Community: Chamber Computer Challenge Benefiting Computers 2 San Diego Kids

WAXIE Sanitary Supply in San Diego is a proud supporter of Computers 2 San Diego Kids and the “Chamber Computer Challenge.” The challenge is a campaign benefiting Computers 2 San Diego Kids, who are celebrating their 10th year of refurbishing computers donated by local companies to give to families who do not have a computer in their household. We'd like to help by getting the word out. The San Diego Regional Chamber, Computers to San Diego Kids (C2SDK) and U-T San Diego released this press release the other day.

San Diego Regional Chamber, U-T San Diego and Computers 2 SD Kids Launch “Chamber Computer Challenge” to Collect Computers for Families

Six-month donation campaign to collect 10,000 computers begins September 30, 2014

In an effort to provide low-income families and children with a computer that will bring technology to their home for the first time, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with U-T San Diego and Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK) to launch the “Chamber Computer Challenge” campaign.

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Topics: community involvement

Posted by Briana Smith on Aug 21, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Breakfast 2014

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

“Let’s put the American Cancer Society out of business!” rallied Susan Taylor (Executive Director, External Affairs - Scripps Health) who closed out the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Breakfast at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, CA yesterday morning.

That’d be nice, wouldn't it?

Since 1993, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been fundraising towards this goal of eradicating breast cancer through their Making Strides Walks. In 2013, they had over 30,000 at the San Diego Making Strides Walk in Balboa Park raising over $945,000. WAXIE has been a proud supporter of the walk since 2007, and now all of our divisions are helping in the fight for more birthdays participating in nine different walks across the Western United States.

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Topics: community involvement, Making Strides

Posted by Briana Smith on Aug 14, 2014 12:30:00 PM

WAXIE Joins Forces with VPWC to Provide Needed Supplies to Veterans

By: Stacy Main, Senior Account Executive, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

WAXIE Ontario has joined with Veterans Partnering with Communities, Inc. (VPWC), which is an organization that helps support the men and women veterans and their families in our community. Hearing their stories of what they have seen, lived through and came home to is heartbreaking, so when presented with the opportunity to help give back to our veterans, WAXIE Ontario jumped at the opportunity. 

Our first community project was in August 2014 for the “SHEROS” or women veterans. When men and women are serving together they are considered “equal”, however no one ever realized that women are serving all over the world with NO feminine products provided to them. As women are coming in and out of the VA Hospitals they are leaving with no personal hygiene products either (as these are not covered by the government).

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Topics: community involvement

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 13, 2014 12:30:00 PM

WAXIE Tucson Takes Part in a MobilePack for Feed My Starving Children

By: Barbara Shapiro, Sales Administrator, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

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Topics: community involvement, Tucson, Feed My Starving Children