E2 in the Community

Service and Sustainability

E2 doesn’t just care about the environment.

We care about the communities we serve through our various initiatives worldwide. Since the company was founded, we have donated thousands of dollars to support a broad range of charities and volunteered thousands of hours to various public service initiatives.

From designing and building a memorial to fallen veterans to supporting local community theater and arts groups, community service is a commitment we take seriously. This is why you’ll probably see the E2 logo popping up on the jersey of a local youth sports team or on the backs of the shirts for a charity run.

Join us in giving back to our communities

Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home-away-from-home” for families with seriously ill children.

We are collecting donations.

Below you will find links to the Amazon wishlist for the Ronald McDonald House closest to each of the E2 offices. Please take some time to look through the list and donate if you are interested. Alternatively, please feel free to bring a donation to any of the E2 offices and we will make sure our local chapter receives it.

Chicago Ronald McDonald House at Lurie Children’s Hospital

Chicago Ronald McDonald House at Advocate Children’s Hospital

Houston Ronald McDonald House of Houston

Long Beach Ronald McDonald House of Orange County

Buffalo Ronald McDonald House of Western New York

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Promoting Life + Promoting Adoption – Orange County Animal Care

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 17 cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County, California. 30,000 animals. 40,000 calls for service. 5,000 spay/neuter surgeries. 10,000 adoptions. 3,000 reunions. These impressive numbers comprise just one year at the Orange County, California, Animal Care Shelter. The dedicated staff provides great care for lost or homeless pets, finds loving homes, protects the public from animal-related health and safety threats, investigates allegations of cruelty and builds strong relationships with the community.

As of October 2015, nearly 150,000 volunteer hours have been logged. Volunteers provide specialized care and attention to both the animals and the visiting community. As ambassadors of the shelter, the volunteers assist with special adoption events, help build relationships with the community, provide education/outreach and socialize the animals. By spending time with the dogs, cats, rabbits, etc., the volunteers help the animals relax and become more adoptable.

E2’s Corporate Sustainably Plan gives all staff members eight hours to volunteer with an organization within their community – totaling more than 600 hours for 2015 alone. Our staff plays an active part in improving the communities where we live and work and we see this as simply good business practice.

Next time you are looking for a new pet to become a member of your family, check out the OC Animal shelter – there is a lot of love to be found there!

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Dancers Against Cancer

Dancers Against Cancer is a non-profit organization at Stephen F Austin State University that raises money every semester to donate towards the fight against cancer. E2 ManageTech has been a loyal sponsor for 3 semesters. E2’s generous contributions have helped make it possible for Dancers Against Cancer to continue to host benefit shows every semester, as well as raise more money than ever before. On behalf of DAC, we cannot thank you enough for your sponsorship and support!

 


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Job Fair for Veterans: Open Hearts for Purple Hearts

Nineteen employers, including E2 ManageTech, were in attendance for the Open Hearts for Purple Hearts inaugural job fair held Tuesday, October 27th. Registration for Veterans, Reservists, and Spouses seeking employment is FREE with this organization! More than 74 job seekers were able to peruse employment offerings from a variety of public and private agencies including law enforcement, financial, environmental engineering, technical, property managers, cities, and healthcare.

The Open Hearts for Purple Hearts Vision: Ensure that every military family struggling to overcome the loss of a loved one or providing for the long term care of a critically wounded warrior has the financial and emotional support they so richly deserve.

If you are a veteran, reservist or spouse (or know someone who is) connect with this group by visiting their website – registration is FREE!

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Habitat for Humanity + E2 = A Great Day!

Last Friday, the E2 Houston, Texas office volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity, an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organization, build homes for low-income families. It was a very challenging day, but we worked together to overcome the challenges to make the day a major success.

The main challenges we faced were high temperatures, direct sunlight and lack of power tool experience. We made several mistakes on the first home and the expert Habitat for Humanity construction staff asked us to redo some of our work. We learned from these mistakes and picked up the required construction skills quickly. After further training, we were more familiar with all the methods and tools and we were able to work more efficiently. On the second home, everyone put their training to use, worked together and it showed in the speed with which the home was built.

At the end of the day, we helped build the wood frames for two homes, and were able to get to know each other better. We are proud of what we accomplished as a team and happy to see that the hours we spent will be beneficial to families in need.

 


‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks

During this holiday season, we are reflecting on all of the wonderful things that have occurred this year. We are all very thankful for our growth within communities where we have deep roots and also in new communities where we have recently expanded our service offerings. It has been a joy to watch the E2 families grow while our business has grown. Because all of us are members of the E2 family and in the spirit of this holiday season, we have launched a campaign to help Ronald McDonald House Charities fulfill their mission of:

Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

E2 is inviting all staff, extended family, friends, clients, subcontractors and vendors to participate in this effort. Each office will be collecting donations for the local Ronald McDonald House.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a place for families to stay while their children are undergoing medical procedures at local hospitals – each Ronald McDonald House chapter strives create a home away from home for these families in crisis. Because each Ronald McDonald House has unique needs, E2 has reached out to the individuals running the local homes and developed the attached list of critically needed items. Not surprisingly, the list is primarily made up of typical house-hold items that each of us uses on a daily basis for example:

Liquid Laundry Detergent (ERA), Powder Dishwasher Detergent, Disposable Beverage Cups (12 or 16 oz.), Trash Bags, Disposable Bowls, Disposable Dessert Plates, Travel Size Toothpaste, Sponges, Napkins, Liquid Dish Soap (Anti Bacterial), Food Service Cleaner, Plastic Forks and Spoons, 3-Section Styrofoam Plates, Latex Free Vinyl Gloves.  

E2 welcomes your participation.  Feel free to bring any donations to any of our offices.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities visit:

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Movember

Since 2009, E2 staff have grown mustaches to support men’s health as part of the international awareness campaign known as Movember. Each year, the E2 team, named Facing Cancer, has grown in numbers and enthusiasm. To date, our team has grown dozens of mustaches, raised thousands of dollars, and had countless awareness-raising conversations about the importance of men’s health, screening, and treatment. E2 is proud to be part of the global community of “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” that participate in the annual Movember event.

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The Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial – Dedicated November 14, 2010

A community movement began in 2003 to honor the soldiers killed in action in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In 2010, our nation’s first permanent memorial was dedicated the soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars – the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial. This landmark honors the 6,786 US Military who died between October 1, 2001 and March 31, 2014. Each of their names is engraved on the 17 granite panels. Every Veterans Day a ceremony is held to honor and remember these heroes.

The E2 team, led by Ed and Pam Rogan, Ryan Gragnano and Julie Moe-Reynolds, assisted in this effort by providing design services, the general contractor’s license, insurance and contract management.

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Back Bay Youth Rugby

E2 is a proud sponsor of the Bay Back Youth Rugby Club. The Back Bay Sharks have worn the E2 logo on their jersey since 2009. The team is devoted to introducing the game of rugby to young, enthusiastic athletes. With rugby back in the Olympics, many Sharks players have their sights set on representing our country in Rio in 2016, Tokyo in 2020, and beyond. E2 is happy to sponsor Back Bay given the team’s emphasis on sportsmanship, competition, and camaraderie (it doesn’t hurt that one of our Senior Project Managers volunteers as a coach for the club). Go Bay!

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Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Early one Saturday morning, a bunch of E2ers participated in the restoration of the natural habitats of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Located in Southern California, just a few miles south of our Corporate Headquarters, these Wetlands are comprised of nearly 1,500 acres of saltwater marsh. With about 5 miles of trails, it can be explored anytime from sunrise to sunset. The volunteers learned about the wetlands, cleaned up trash, weeded the trails and spent some quality time giving back to the local community.

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Deer Canyon Elementary School Running Track

For the past 10 years Deer Canyon Elementary School has offered a running club for its students. The running club encourages students to increase their level of exercise and improve fitness. Unfortunately, participation in the running club was low because the students were running on the school’s uneven and unsafe grass field. To help build excitement and participation in the running club, Daryl Hernandez and E2 ManageTech designed and helped build a new running track. The track, built with environmentally friendly materials, gave the children a safe surface for their running club. After finishing the design and coordinating donated materials from local businesses and community members, the project broke ground on Earth Day, 2011. When the track was finished, the Poway Unified School District’s Superintendent led the opening ceremonies with a jog around the track followed by the students and teachers of Deer Canyon Elementary School.

 

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International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)

Over the past three years, Yair Crane, E2 Business Development Associate has been active with the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) group specifically working on the Advisory Boards at GESA Academy at Banning High School in Wilmington and most recently GGLA Academy at Gardena High School.  These extracurricular programs require students to apply and be accepted before they can participate.  The ITEP develop the curriculum, programs, and trips for students, coordinate corporate sponsorships, and interact with a multitude of private and public sector firms in order to provide internship and learning opportunities.  Yair enjoys working with the students and introducing them to businesses and associations that teach them real world applications, jobs, and responsibilities to better prepare them for their educational and professional careers.

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