On this past Monday, October 7th, almost 90
golfers convened at the Charles River Country Club for Triangle, Inc.’s 27th
Annual Golf Classic. Our good luck prevailed over forecasts of rain, as the day
stayed clear until long after the tournament ended. Triangle program participants, staff, and
community partners all enjoyed 18 holes at the historic golf course, followed
by a reception in the club house featuring raffle items donated by businesses
including TJX Companies, Inc., Clarks, Southwest Airlines, and Boston Harbor
Distillery, amongst others.
Despite the stiff competition on the course, a range of
golfers came together for the shared goal of raising money for Triangle. At the
end of the day, the event made over $90,000 thanks to the generosity of our
corporate sponsors and individual donors. With these funds, Triangle can
continue to expand and grow our services into 2020 and beyond. Triangle will
continue to maintain a high quality environment for the people who matter most:
our program participants!
Thank you to our Tournament Sponsor, The TJX Companies,
Inc., along with our reception sponsor Clarks, our lunch sponsor Brookline
Bancorp, and our cocktail sponsor Perry Ellis International. We appreciate your
dedication to supporting people of all ability!
Enjoy some photos from the event below!
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This is the first post in our month-long series highlighting some of Triangle Inc.’s most valuable employment partners in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. For our first feature, loyal partner Burlington Stores is in the spotlight!
Burlington Stores (formerly known as Burlington Coat
Factory) has been a steadfast partner to Triangle’s Randolph and Main Street –
Malden sites for almost two years. Burlington’s store locations in Somerville
and in Brockton both employ multiple Triangle program participants on a
flexible schedule. As a large national business, we are glad that they have
opted to work with their local communities to find solutions for their staffing
Burlington Stores’ recent relationship with Triangle began
with four participants from our Main Street location interviewing at the
Somerville store location. They all nailed the interview and were hired as
members of the team. Staff members at Burlington have been welcoming, inclusive,
and accommodating from the outset.
Members of the Triangle team at Burlington have a wide range
of responsibilities on a daily basis, including merchandising and labeling
products, putting shoes out on the floor and organizing them by size, putting
sensors on products, and organizing racks. They are all independently employed
by Burlington, and receive their paychecks from the store itself. Other staff
members at Burlington are happy to work alongside the Triangle program
participants to offer assistance or a friendly chat. The Triangle team is a
hardworking group and their talents shine on the job!
These jobs have been incredibly valuable to our program
participants. The welcoming environment at Burlington Stores has helped the
team build confidence that they can succeed in their employment goals.
Burlington’s roots go back to 1924 when the company was
founded as a wholesaler of ladies’ coats and juniors’ suits. The retail
business opened in 1972 with the first store in Burlington, NJ, and quickly
expanded across the East Coast in the following years. Today, there are 631
stores across the United States, and the company continues to grow nationwide.
Check back next week for our next employment partner spotlight!