Amazon Donated $5,000 Towards Healthy Lifestyle Programs at Chandler Compadres Branch to Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices Though Amazon’s WorkingWell program
(Chandler, AZ) June 2021 – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ) and Amazon hosted a special workout training to promote healthy lifestyle choices; a targeted program made up of interactive activities that develop a child’s ability, confidence, and motivation to stay healthy.
Retired NFL player, Alvin McKinley, alongside Amazon’s Workplace Health and Safety team directed by Carree McCarty, shared the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and engaged with the Club members in multiple activities including stretching exercises, physical challenges, and the teaching of different body mechanic techniques that can be used for everyday tasks.
McKinley, who owns SS Legacy Logistics, an Amazon Delivery Service Partner, with his wife Ebony, explained his business philosophy, “Playing football, you’re on a team and right now we are all a team. We are teammates with Amazon, with our drivers, and everyone else we do business with. It’s all one big goal, and that’s delivering packages,” The couple runs two businesses and employs dozens of drivers who deliver on behalf of Amazon. Alvin uses his own experience to coach employees on the importance of staying healthy and safe on the job and at home.
“Amazon is proud to give back to the communities where our employees live and work,” said Carree McCarty, Regional Manager, Amazon Workplace Health & Safety. “We’re honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to reinforce the importance of safety and wellness through Amazon’s WorkingWell program, and to help kids build healthy habits through continued funding of the Clubs’ Healthy Lifestyles programming.”
“Amazon’s training was unique and it gave our members some practical, easy moves to do to stay loose and take care of their posture. Starting at a young age, the stretches and motion activations that Amazon is training on will help our kids keep fit and protect them from injuries. We’re grateful that Amazon continues to invest in our Healthy Lifestyles programs by helping them learn moves they can use, and meet community and business leaders who can share their experiences with our members,” said Marcia Mintz, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley.
Amazon presented a donation of $5,000 to the BGCAZ in hopes to continue promoting healthy lifestyle habits for the Club members.
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Carree McCarty, Regional Manager, Amazon Workplace Health & Safety – Carree’s team is responsible for the health and safety of more than 1,000 employees at Amazon’s delivery stations across Arizona. Safety is in Carree’s blood: both her father and brother are also safety professionals. Carree spent more than half of her 9-year Amazon career ensuring that all new buildings – from fulfillment centers to delivery stations – were safety-ready for opening.
Alvin McKinley, Owner, SS Legacy Logistics, an Amazon Delivery Service Partner & retired NFL player – Alvin spent 8 years in the NFL as a defensive tackle, playing for the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and New Orleans Saints. In 2003, Alvin was rushed to the hospital after feeling ill – the result of dangerously high blood sugar. The health scare was a wake-up call for Alvin – he changed his diet and lifestyle and managed to avoid more severe treatments for his newly diagnosed diabetes. Alvin and his wife Ebony now run two businesses and employ dozens of drivers who deliver on behalf of Amazon. Alvin uses his own experience to coach employees on the importance of staying healthy and safe on the job and at home.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ)
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 16,000+ young people in grades K-12. At 20+ Clubs across most of the Valley, BGCAZ provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people. For 75 years, we have been creating equity and opportunity for youth through programs that create pathways to academic, career, and workforce opportunities and achievement. We help young people make healthy decisions and focus on social and emotional development to build resilient young adults. Most importantly, we work to develop strong character and leadership skills by creating positive connections to caring adults. Boys & Girls Clubs employs a Formula for Impact for how the organization impacts the life of a child. For more information: visit www.bgcaz.org and @BGCArizona on social channels.