Peyton’s officials recently hosted representatives from the University of Tennessee and the National Organization for Disabilities from Washington, D.C., to explore creative approaches in expanding their employee recruitment. These groups shared innovative ideas that the Cleveland facility is considering to positively impact the local community. As part of its core values, Peyton’s is focusing its efforts on inclusion by integrating people with different abilities into the workforce. From front left are Marc Nabbefeldt, senior supply chain manager at Peyton’s; Cherie Burke, human resources at Peyton’s; and Stan Martz, human resources at Peyton’s; at back are Andy Traub, National Organization for Disabilities; David Fields, University of Tennessee — Corporate Connections director; and Howard Greene of National Organization for Disabilities.
Mr. Zip teamed up with The Muscular Dystrophy Association this year for the annual MDA Shamrock mobile program campaign.
They were able to raise over $8,600 to benefit the children and adults affected by muscle disease in the local community.
Mr. Zip employees helped fight back against muscle disease by selling $1 green and $5 gold shamrocks, which were bought and signed by customers and prominently displayed in each store.
“Mr. Zip’s customers and employees have stepped up to help the communities we serve,” said MDA area director Holly Carroll.
“Each Shamrock sold will directly help the families we serve in our local area. Without the generosity of this community and the help of local businesses, many of the services MDA provides for families wouldn’t be possible.”
Funds raised through 2014 Shamrock sales will help send area children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to MDA summer camp. These funds will also help with research programs and medical clinics.