Feeding the Community One Backpack at a Time

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January 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One, Inc. is proud to announce their sponsorship of  Backpack Night 2016 hosted by Shard Financial Services, Inc. and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Backpack Night is a project taken on by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan which makes an effort to reduce child hunger, provide education to students on proper nutrition, and encourage healthy lifestyles. The program was created to offer additional support to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches at school. It provides a backpack full of nutritious foods every weekend throughout the school year so that no child goes hungry. The number of children that are eligible for free or reduced lunch in Michigan is staggering. In Genesee County alone, there is a 55% eligibility rate.

The program states that childhood hunger is a community problem that the community can solve. There are many ways to help. A donation in support of the program is the best way to help the cause. A $100 contribution feeds a child every weekend during the school year. You can also get involved with local community schools and help bring the program to your local district or you could volunteer your services to help fill backpacks during the school day. For more information on the program and ways to help, please visit http://www.backpacknight.com/backpack-program/.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Wrapping for a Cause

December 22, 2015

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Reliance One employees and their families wrapped presents to raise money for the Rainbow Connection

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One teamed up with Carson’s at the Village of Rochester this weekend to make dreams come true. The team wrapped gifts in exchange for donations, which were collected to grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness through the Rainbow Connection.

This is the 3rd year that the Reliance One team has volunteered to wrap presents with plans of granting a child’s wish. “We are incredibly close to this year’s goal and we are overjoyed that we will be able to grant another wish this January,” said Kristen Latimer, Vice President of Administration and Head of Reliance One’s community involvement team, R1 Impact. Community service is a significant part of Reliance One’s culture. It allows employees to give back while strengthening team bonds. The motto that we follow is: ‘We’re here to make good things happen for someone else. We do that… and it all works.’

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Having a “Can Do” Spirit

September 12, 2014

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Since the launch of Reliance One’s R1 Impact – Through Serving Others, we’ve continued to look for more ways to get involved within the community, and in doing so, we came across a great service! We want other local businesses to know about Tyler’s Bottle Service.

April Rheingans, Employee Relations Coordinator at Reliance One, saw a posting on Facebook and immediately knew that we needed to partner with Tyler’s Bottle Service. “I knew as soon as I read his story that we had to team up with Tyler and use his services,” said Rheingans. She followed up by saying, “Tyler makes cashing in your returnables very easy – simply send him an email and he will respond with a day and time to schedule your pickup. He will come to your home or place of business and count your returnables on site and give you your cash that day!”

Tyler is very professional and polite, and we look forward to supporting his business! Please take the time to look at the service Tyler is providing for the community.
He is a recent graduate of Michigan Career & Technical Institute, a trade school for individuals with disabilities. With a true American “Can Do” Spirit, Tyler has started his own business.

About Tyler’s Bottle Service

“Hate dealing with all those sticky cans and bottles that need to be returned? Hate feeding them into the return machines one at a time? Did you have a party and are over-run with returnables? We have the solution! Tyler’s Bottle Service will pick up and return those Michigan refundable bottles and cans in Oakland County, Michigan, with other counties upon request.” – https://www.facebook.com/#!/TylersBottleService

About Reliance One, Inc.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660www.reliance-one.com

April and Tyler's Bottle Service

The Fruits of Labor

July 31, 2014

A team from Reliance One recently spent a day at the Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. Matt, Ognen, Jen, and Max spent the day picking summer squash that was eventually distributed to families in the Detroit area. The task was daunting as there were eight rows of squash that stretched over a half mile long. The team pulled together to pick the squash off the vines, as well as pull up the plants so that the fields could be reseeded the following day.

“Volunteering was a great way to bring our team closer together while also impacting others. It was fun, but it was also hard work. It really made us appreciate the people that are out there every day making a difference in other’s lives,” said Matt Van Norman, Account Manager at Reliance One. The team said that working on the farm was without a doubt physically taxing; however, the optimism of the entire volunteer group made for an enjoyable day of service.

About Forgotten Harvest:

http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

Helping to Build a Future for Others

June 11, 2014

Last Friday, a team from Reliance One spent the day with Habitat for Humanity helping to build a home in Dearborn, MI. Adam, Chris and Andrew were trained on how to install a roof and then were immediately put to the test with other volunteers. “Our group had to work together as a team in order to put the roof on this house,” said Jimmy Martinez, Technical Recruiter at Reliance One. “It is a very skilled trade that we had to learn in a short amount of time.”

When the group initially volunteered to help out the organization, they were not informed of the project that they would be assisting with. The employees of Reliance One are very successful in their current positions in the office however, working to help build houses is something that they have to work really hard at in addition to spending time learning new skills. Fortunately, the group was very eager to learn and then apply their assistance in any way possible.

Adam Lipski, Account Executive, shared with others that they had the opportunity to go to lunch with volunteers that they were working with. He said the teams had a great conversation about the importance of helping others and the value in working hard to get where you want to go. Lipski explained that, “The eventual owner of the house was there helping us, so there was extra pressure to make sure we were doing a great job.” The team said that Habitat for Humanity was a rewarding experience and they were grateful to be able to give back to the community through service.

About Habitat for Humanity:

http://www.habitat.org/

As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

Planting Seeds for Others

May 29, 2014

Last week, a group from Reliance One spent a day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. Kevin, Sean, Ramzy, and Andrew arrived at the farm early Wednesday morning and began by fixing the tarps that covered the seed beds which stretched across the 300 yard field. After they finished this task, they planted long rows of squash and zucchini. “It was some of the hardest physical work I have done in a long time, but I’m so thankful my company allows us the opportunity to give back in the community,” said Sean Hill, Senior Technical Recruiter.

To end their day, they made sure the plant beds were fixed accordingly, the tarps were secure, and the field was cleaned up. “I never really knew how much Forgotten Harvest impacted families. We learned that they saved over 1 million pounds of food last year which otherwise would have gone to waste, and their goal for this year is 1.7 million pounds,” said Kevin Gay, Senior Account Executive. “It was such an eye opening and humbling experience, and I’m so thankful I was able to donate my time to such a great organization.”

About Forgotten Harvest:

http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

Reliance One Team Walks for a Cause!

May 19, 2014

Auburn Hills, Mich. – On May 18th, Reliance One participated in the 2014 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. The walk was held by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and R1 Impact was extremely excited to be a part of this year’s walk. There were over 4,000 attendees and lots of entertainment, such as Radio Disney, activity stations for the children, and of course, the main attraction – all of the animals at the zoo!

“Our first R1 Impact walk was a success. It was great to see everyone enjoying the beautiful day with their families and supporting this cause,” said April Rheingans, Employee Relations Coordinator at Reliance One.

“It was a fun and well-planned event, and we’re proud of the Reliance One employees’ generosity to the NKFM. The R1 Impact team will be back again for next year’s walk,” said Rheingans.

About the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

About Reliance One, Inc.
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

R1 Impact – Whaley Children’s Center

May 12, 2014

On Monday, a team of Reliance One employees volunteered their time with the Whaley Children’s Center in Flint, MI. During the day they helped out by unloading and sorting many of the donations the center had received from their last fundraiser. They also assisted in yard cleanup for one of the properties the Children’s Center owns. A large windstorm had recently passed through causing many branches to be scattered throughout the property, so the extra sets of hands for clean-up were greatly appreciated.

The team said they were able to tour the facility and meet with several of the children, which had a pretty big impact on them. “After spending the day helping out and meeting the children, I really saw how important the center is to the community and how volunteering my time really can make a difference in someone’s life,” said Norm Riopelle, Technical Recruiter at Reliance One.

They also said it was nice to be able to serve a place that does so much for children who severely need it, and they really look forward to the opportunity to go back! “This experience opened my eyes to the great services Whaley Children’s Center provides to the youth in need of the Flint area,” said Riopelle.

About Whaley Children’s Center:

http://www.whaleychildren.org/

“Through dynamic leadership and dedicated staff and volunteers, Whaley Children’s Center will be a source of hope, care, and treatment to Michigan’s abused, neglected, and at-risk children and families. We have a total commitment to treating all children and families with fairness, dignity, and respect regardless of race, age, creed, ethnicity, orientation, or ability. We strive to be leaders in the treatment of at-risk children and their families and creating an environment that fosters positive change and growth.”

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

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Forgotten Harvest – R1 Impact Through Serving Others

April 29, 2014

This past Friday, a team from Reliance One spent their R1 Impact Day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. They assisted the farm personnel with clean up in the barns in order to get them ready for the upcoming season. In the first barn, they removed straw so they could start relocating dirt to the lower areas of the barn, while also disposing of large piles of trash. In the second barn, Robin, Joe, and Jake focused on leaf removal while Ericka sorted gloves for future volunteers.

The team said Forgotten Harvest was very thankful they were able to get some of these larger tasks off of their list, since they usually get pushed aside when the weather gets nicer, which is when their focus turns to planting and harvesting.

“While we sit down at our tables each and every day to enjoy a meal, we don’t realize that one out of every five people in Southeast Michigan goes without. This farm has a goal of delivering 1.7 million pounds of food to the tables of those in need. Knowing that we had a small part in that eventual success was a great feeling,” stated Robin Hilliker, R1 Account Manager.

About Forgotten Harvest:

http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

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A Safari in Detroit

April 8, 2014

Last Week, some of the Reliance One employees volunteered their time with the DMC Children’s Hospital. While they were there, they put on a safari themed party filled with crafts, music, and games, which included making / decorating binoculars, creating safari vests out of paper bags, making masks of different jungle animals, enjoying Disney music, and even playing a game of pin the tail on the elephant! Their day of service gave them the opportunity to temporarily take away the pain and disadvantages that come along with being an ill child, who typically is cooped up in their hospital rooms every day. The team really enjoyed being able to integrate something out of the ordinary for them, which may be considered a common “craft-day” for healthy children.

“With our volunteer day, we were able to take their minds off of being in a hospital. We shared conversation and laughs with all the kids and we even had one little girl come back to the party 3 times, even after she completed all the activities,” said Katie Ackert, Account Manager.

The team said it showed them how big of an impact they can have on a child, seeing as some of these children have been in the hospital for weeks and even months so they don’t always get the option to play or have fun like other children.

“It was great to be able to spend the day with some of the kids at the DMC Children’s Hospital. Our Safari theme crafts and activities were well received and enjoyed by all. Making kids feel special and taking their mind off their illness for a little while is always a good feeling. I hope we’re able to return soon!” said Alicia Bradley, Senior Technical Recruiter.

About DMC Children’s Hospital:

https://www.childrensdmc.org/

“With more than 40 specialties, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees more kids and trains more pediatric medical and surgical experts than any other hospital in the state. For over 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the hospital where all we know and everything we do is just for them.”

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

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