I’m happy I have the opportunity to share with you what a positive experience we have had with your organization in general and lately, with Maria in particular.
As we discussed, the cost efficiencies of your consumers bundling our stakes and packaging our home items has helped sustain our business and saved all the other jobs out there. Just as importantly, or even more so, the goodness of your folks has enhanced the culture of our organization.
Teaming up with you has also focused our mission to succeed by adhering our values of being local, sustainable, and responsible to our community.
A critical piece of the success and productivity of our consumers is the job coach…and we’ve had a few. The consistency and quality of that position is critical for us. In addition to bundling our stakes, we rely on you for all of our shipments to Amazon with accounts for 25% to 30% of our revenue. Any falter in that line would be cataclysmic to us. Maria is wonderful. She really improves the productivity and quality of the work of the consumers.
She understands our business and as we expand and make improvements to our painting and packaging line, we want to include her in that process to benefit from her insight. She is also a truly lovely and pleasant person. Please don’t switch her out on us!
Alisia is new to us as a job coach but she is terrific as well and we look forward to working with her for a long time to come as well. Again, our partnership with you has been a blessing and we appreciate all you do for us, the community, and the lovely people you send our way.
Lisa Winship, President
We would like to give a shout out to the Saddle Creek Janitorial Crew.
Job Coach Carolyn Ginns reported to the Media Crew that one day a truck driver walked up to them and said, “I travel all over the country. I gotta say, this warehouse has the cleanest restrooms I’ve ever been in. You and your crew do an amazing job. Thank you!”
Carolyn Ginns mentioned how Saddle Creek employees compliment the crew on their hard work.
Tina Park is a participant of the Norco Therapeutic Horse Riding program called Leaps and Bounds. The program uses adaptive riding which uses equine-assisted activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with disabilities. Adaptive riding provides benefits in the areas of health,
education, sports, and recreation. Adaptive Riding also provides instruction and exercises that include horse anatomy, tack, and horsemanship.
She recently got an award during one of their horsemanship competitions. Tina Park works on the base program at our Corona facility.
Way to go Tina!
Towards the end of July 2018 my parents and I went to San Clemente on the beach train. It’s a train that runs every summer and goes all the way to Oceanside, making several stops to places like Corona, San Juan Capistrano, and Laguna Niguel.
We got on the 9:20am train, and we arrived at San Clemente at 11:13am. After we arrived at the San Clemente Pier, my parents and I found our spot down a little ways on the beach next to both the snack bar and the bathroom.
We then laid out our towels and relaxed for about an hour while having lunch. I actually bought my lunch at the snack bar because their snack bar has a really good grilled cheese that I like, while my Parents ate the sandwiches that my Mom had made for them.
Soon after eating lunch, my Mom and I went for about a walk along the beach away from the pier. It’s something my Mom and I do every year since we started taking the beach train. Once we had finished our walk, my parents and I packed up all our stuff on the beach and decided to go for a walk on the pier to see what was going on there.
Turns out the day we went, San Clemente was having their yearly summer festival so we actually went to San Clemente on a good day. They also had some really old fashion vintage cars. That was the part about the trip that my parents liked, since the cars were from their generation, me not so much. I’m not really an old generations girl.
Finally around 3:11pm my parents had gone to get drinks, while I had a chocolate brownie sundae. Then we got back on the train and went back home. I had an amazing day at the San Clemente Pier and I can’t wait to go again.
Until next time!
This is Brittany Yeager, signing off.