Staples Financial's $300 Triples for ProAct
When a Minnesota Twins batter hits a triple, crowds often jump to their feet. Thanks to Staples Financial, ProAct can also celebrate, as the firm donates $300 to the nonprofit for every Twins triple hit this season.
"The people they serve are the people we're near and dear to," said Kris Staples, president of the West St. Paul firm. Staples has been a regular contributor to the ProAct Golf Classic and a strong supporter of ProAct's mission. The promotion is being advertised on AM-1500.
Staples Financial, Proud Partner of the Minnesota Twins
Staples said the Twins hit 42 triples in 2010, the second highest in Major League Baseball. Kris's father and the firm's founding partner, Art, was a minor league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs and his uncle works for the Twins ballclub.
|ProAct's Twins fans in Eagan form their own cheering section for Minnesota's major league team.|
She's quick to smile and on pace with the product. Rachel Metz at T.J. Maxx in Eagan has kept a steady pace and has worked independently for five years, after initial support from ProAct.
Years later: employed, independent and happy
She processes clothing and housewares for the busy discount chain. Metz knows the product marking system well, and can easily match items to the store's layout. "We bounce her around a lot," said merchandise coordinator Roxy Prince. "She knows all the different jobs in our back room."
Crunch times come when trucks deliver product, as staff members try to get it unloaded in an hour or less. Metz stays motivated, and physically fit by walking to work and working out with her mother.
The processor at the Eagan retailer continues to impress ProAct staff members, who see her occasionally while working with other participants. "She has been one of our longest running independent placements, and is one of the strongest processors there," said Vocational Specialist Leann Prins.
New clothes stimulate 'Fast Track to Success'
Lisa Ryan knows
that dress casual clothing is invaluable to people looking for jobs. That's why the owner of the Corner Closet clothing store in Lake City recently donated about 60 new clothing items to ProAct consumers in Eagan.
|Participants Deb Ferenz, left, Julie Green and Jay Hessel sport new work clothes given by Corner Closet in Lake City. |
For two years, Ryan has connected with ProAct Coordinator Charlotte Eastin, who teaches classes on job searches, interviews and other topics. The nonprofit's "Fast Track to Success" program shares what employers want, how to dress for success, secure a job and then stay employed.
"I get a better feeling out of giving to someone who really needs it," said Ryan. The new clothing often includes slow selling items and frees up room for other merchandise coming in. "Some of it is really expensive stuff, $50 jackets and other items," said Eastin, who is a Corner Closet customer.
Customized work crews, employees available
If there's a job that needs doing, ProAct can help. We fit the person to the position with training, supervision and support, while offering flexibility. Contact us today.
- Red Wing, Cannon Falls and the surrounding area, Jim Bohmbach at 651-388-7108