Here at Exela, we do what we can to reduce demand for plastic by encouraging and supporting plastic recycling and the use of sustainable substitutes for plastic, wherever possible. But we want to do more. That’s why we came up with OneRiver, which addressed the plastic problem right at the source: the rivers in our own backyards. On Saturday, April 11, 2020, OneRiver will commence 24 hours of river cleanup, beginning in the Far East and making its way to the West, until our human “wave” of help and hope reaches Santa Monica, where our leadership resides.
Toys for Tots
With the holiday season upon us, Exela teamed up with Toys for Tots to help spread hope and holiday cheer among America's less fortunate children through the simple act of gift-giving. Throughout 13 locations in the USA, Exela employees gathered toys, books, and other gifts for donation to children who might otherwise never have the privilege of participating in the warm tradition of holiday gift-giving. We were collectively able to raise over 1,200 toys for the program. Way to go team!
Palisades Turkey Trot
On Thanksgiving Day 2019, #TeamExela sponsored as well as participated in the Palisades Turkey Trot. Our team of over 50 runners, which included Exela employees and their family and friends, spent Thanksgiving morning running for the Child Life Program at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
And guess what? Our team was the single largest recognizable group of runners in the entire event. Of course, it was easy to see that since we could easily be spotted in our bright orange Exela t-shirts!
Following a dollar-for-dollar match from Exela, our employees were able to raise over $22,000 for the organization! Thank you so very much to all who made this amazing event possible!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Exela teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to:
- Educating about breast cancer and the importance of early detection
- Providing free mammograms as well as other health services to those who can't afford them
- Helping those with breast cancer and their loved ones navigate the challenges
For the month of October, following a dollar-for-dollar match from Exela, our employees were able to raise over $5,500 for the organization!
5K & 10K Palisades Run to support pediatric hearing loss
On July 4, 2019, Exela’s #TeamSantaMonica came together for the Palisades Will Rogers™ 5K & 10K runs and ½-Mile Fun Run for Kids, an annual set of road races held in California’s Pacific Palisades. Besides having healthy fun, we raised funds and awareness for Children’s House, a non-profit organization located in Serbia that supports children with hearing loss. On August 28, we were then able to donate much needed medical equipment valued at $27,000 thanks to Exela matching employee donations dollar for dollar.
Relay for Life
Exela’s Kentucky employees raised $22,630 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in connection with the Rockcastle, Kentucky ACS Relay for Life on June 19, 2019. This amount reflects $12,630 raised by the Exela Rators plus $10,000 of matching funds from Exela. Every single one of Exela’s 639 full-time employees located in our Mount Vernon and London, Kentucky workplaces contributed to the effort, whether by directly soliciting donations, selling raffle tickets, walking the track, or simply cheering for those walking.