January 23, 2019
Cheeriodicals is partnering with representatives from Andersen Corporation, America's premier window and door manufacturer with headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota, to assemble and deliver 520 Big Green Boxes of Cheer for patients at the Phoenix VA Health Care System and the Miami VA Healthcare System through two January events.
Two divisions of Andersen Corporation volunteered their time to assemble the Cheeriodicals gift boxes, which are filled with magazines, activity books, convenience items, puzzles and games to show thanks to the veterans for their service.
"We were thrilled to lead Andersen Corporation in another series of events," said Gary Parisher, President of Cheeriodicals. "Their caring and giving professionals truly have impacted our veterans and given them a reason to smile. We have been partnering with Andersen Corporation since early in 2016, and they have helped us deliver over 2,500 Cheeriodicals."
Andersen Windows and Doors had more than 400 employees come together on Jan. 15 in Phoenix to assemble 320 thank you gift boxes for veterans. The next day, Jan. 16, a team of Andersen employees delivered the gift boxes to the hands of veterans at Phoenix VA Health Care System.
"I am proud to be part of a company where helping others and supporting communities is part of our DNA, and teaming up with Cheeriodicals is a great way to give back and show our gratitude to deserving veterans," said Grant Davis, vice president and general manager of Andersen Corporation's Residential and Commercial Pro division. "Our team has a lot of fun putting all these boxes together, and seeing the smiles they bring to recipients makes us feel like we are the ones receiving."
On Jan. 27, another division of Andersen Corporation, Renewal by Andersen, will have a team of more than 200 employees participate in assembling 200 more Cheeriodicals gift boxes for the Miami VA Healthcare System. That same afternoon they will personally deliver all the boxes to veterans staying at the Miami VA Healthcare System.
"This will mark our third year of working with Cheeriodicals during our annual meeting, and it's safe to say our enthusiasm for this meaningful partnership has not wavered," said Renewal by Andersen President Paul Delahunt. "We're grateful to have the opportunity to bring smiles to the patients at the Miami VA and to be able to make a difference as one big team."
After special deliveries to the respective hospitals, free of charge, by Two Men and a Truck, the Andersen Corporation teams will have touched the lives of hundreds of veterans in Phoenix and Miami.
"VA Voluntary Service has worked to extend opportunities for local community involvement in supporting our mission to care for our Veterans," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "VA is grateful to all of our corporate and civic partners who honor the sacrifices of our Veterans, especially in their time of need."
About Phoenix Health Care System
The Phoenix VA Health Care System proudly serves Veterans in central Arizona at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and nine community-based outpatient VA clinics. The Phoenix VA Health Care System is joining a growing number of VA health care facilities in adopting a new method of health care delivery called Patient Aligned Care Teams, or PACTs. This system is even more patient-centered and focuses heavily on quick and easy communication between patients and their health care providers. For more information, visit Phoenix.va.gov.
About Miami Healthcare System
The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe, with an estimated Veteran population of 149,704. Our parent facility, opened in 1968, is the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center that is located on 26.3 acres in downtown Miami. The Miami VA Healthcare System is an accredited comprehensive medical provider, providing general medical, surgical, inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Miami VA Healthcare System operates 372 hospital beds, including a four-story community living center attached to the main facility. The Miami VA is also responsible for two major satellite Outpatient Clinics located in Broward County and Key West, five Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Homestead, Key Largo, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach. For more information, visit Miami.va.gov.
Cheeriodicals partners with children's hospitals, Veterans Affairs facilities and other charities nationwide. They provide a one of a kind corporate team building experience focused on Corporate Social Responsibility. Cheeriodicals Team Building that Matters is a turnkey, meaningful celebration on a local and national level. They flawlessly execute an impactful, user-friendly event to unite a company while ultimately making a difference. For more information, visit Cheeriodicals.com.