All Points Matches Holiday Gift Exchange Purchases to Benefit Local Food Pantry
by All Points Public Relations, January 13, 2021
On Friday, December 18, the All Points PR team gathered virtually over Zoom for our annual holiday party.
The festivities kicked off with an end-of-year highlights video put together by COO & Executive Vice President Lauren Izaks. From the International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention in February to virtual happy hours, “twin day” and office game nights, there were a ton of fun photos and moments to look back on together!
Then, President Jamie Izaks hosted the third annual APPR Awards alongside Lauren, honoring individual and team accomplishments throughout the office over the past year. An employee secret gift exchange and a Murder Mystery Zoom Party, presented by The Murder Mystery Company, followed the awards. The mystery was centered around a holiday train-ride theme, and each All Points team member was assigned a wacky character to play as the murder mystery unfolded. Many members dressed in costume to take it to the next level!
In the spirit of giving, All Points matched the value of the employee secret gift exchange to benefit a local food pantry. APPR donated $400 to the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, a not-for-profit organization serving Des Plaines, Illinois residents with groceries and clothing during a time of need. They were the runner up in our PRo Community Project, an initiative providing pro bono integrated public relations services to Chicagoland nonprofits.
The holiday party served as a wonderful time for the team to celebrate with one another and gear up for the new year ahead. And, reflecting on the team’s unwavering commitment to positively impact the communities in which we live and work, All Points is proud to extend our support a time when it’s needed most.
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All Points Partners with Kidz Express for Q4 Positive Impact Program
by All Points Public Relations, November 23, 2020
The All Points PR team is back with another activity booklet for our Q4 Positive Impact program!
This time around, the team is partnering with Kidz Express, an education, mentorship and youth employment organization in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood, to create a branded activity booklet. The winner of our second annual PRo Community Project, the All Points team is thrilled to be working with Kidz Express this holiday season and help give back to the local community.
Similar to the All Points Positive Impact Activity Booklet created in Q2, the Kidz Express Activity Booklet will be packed with tons of fun games and activities. We know these challenging times have hit especially hard for our nation’s youth. As we put the pages of the booklets together, from brain games and coloring pages to “how to” crafts, we hope to put smiles on the kids’ faces and encourage some much-needed fun.
Stay tuned for more of our work with Kidz Express by following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Click here to learn more about the All Points PRo Community Project.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The All Points PR Team Writes Letters to Local Senior Community
by All Points Public Relations, August 18, 2020
While we remain socially distant in the All Points office, we stand together in our mission to support local communities through our quarterly Positive Impact program.
Due to pandemic-related restrictions and additional safety measures, our team has explored new avenues to extend our philanthropic efforts. In Q2, for example, we printed and donated 125 copies of the All Points Positive Impact Activity Booklet to Elevate Care nursing home and 150 copies to the Weinberg Community for Senior Living.
We recently partnered again with the Weinberg Community for Senior Living for our Q3 program, and each All Points team member received one resident as a “pen pal.” On Monday, August 10, we took some time to write to our pen pals and share more about our hobbies, families, pets and other introductory topics. We also printed and included photos of ourselves and our families with the letters.
Through this quarter’s Positive Impact program, we aim to put a smile on the faces our pen pals and serve as a ray of sunshine during these difficult and uncertain times. We also hope to continue with our pen pals and exchange regular letters in the weeks and months ahead.
Check out All Points PR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the office, and click here to learn more about the Positive Impact program.
All Points Public Relations PRo Community Project to Provide Much Needed Support for Chicago Area Nonprofits
by All Points Public Relations, July 31, 2020
Chicagoland Integrated Public Relations Agency Awards PR Campaign to Deserving Philanthropic Organization
DEERFIELD, Ill. – To elevate the impact of Chicagoland nonprofits through powerful communication and activation, All Points Public Relations, a leading integrated public relations agency, is launching its 2020 PRo Community Project.
The annual initiative, geared toward organizations in need of additional communications and marketing support, invites nonprofit leaders to submit their application to enter and potentially win the PRo Community Project. From August 3-31, Chicagoland-based nonprofits can share why their organization is deserving of the support and how it would benefit from media exposure, social media and graphic design. All Points PR will be evaluating entries based on how the integrated PR services awarded will positively increase awareness, membership/donors and/or drive fundraising for a specific campaign.
If chosen, All Points Public Relations will provide the nonprofit organization with pro bono services for the remainder of the year. Services may include: media relations (press release development, media outreach); graphic design (flyer/brochure creation); social media (content creation); and landing page (content creation). The winner will be announced by Monday, September 14.
“Our world has been shaken, but Chicago communities have voices that need a boost to truly be heard,” said Lauren Izaks, COO of All Points Public Relations. “We want to amplify these voices of community leaders, take action and help advocate for issues that are important to us all. With the PRo Community Project, we’re giving back by doing what we do best—public relations, social media and content marketing. It’s important now more than ever to share our resources in support of others.”
Culinary Care, the agency’s 2019 PRo Community Project winner, received free PR, social media and content marketing support for its annual Gourmand Gala. The gala raised $250,000 for the organization’s efforts to provide free, nourishing meals from local restaurants to cancer patients and their families.
In conjunction with the PRo Community Project, All Points Public Relations is also celebrating its 9th anniversary this month. Deerfield natives Lauren and Jamie Izaks launched the company in August of 2011 in pursuit of their own entrepreneurial dream, using the power of integrated campaigns to help franchise brands achieve their goals. The agency’s expertise in the well-defined franchising niche comes from 20-plus years of work in the industry with brands that vary from well-known, national concepts to small franchise systems with less than 100 units, as well as start-ups.
“Nonprofits play a crucial role in representing underserved communities’ needs, but how often does someone help represent their organization?,” said All Points Senior Account Lead JoeyLauren Jiracek, who played an integral role in founding the agency’s PRo Community Project. “At All Points, social responsibility is engrained in our culture—we’re passionate about using our skills to do good for others, and that especially holds true now.”
Nonprofit organizations interested in the All Points PRo Community Project can submit an application at: https://bit.ly/PRoCommunityProject. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, August 31, and the winner will be announced through All Points’ social media channels, as well as contacted directly via email by Monday, September 14.
For rules, terms and conditions, please visit: https://bit.ly/PRoCommunityProject.
About All Points Public Relations
All Points Public Relations is a Chicagoland-based franchise PR firm that offers clients one agency to cover all the points — publicity, social media, content marketing and lead generation strategy. From seasoned serial entrepreneurs and startups to big name franchise brands, All Points PR digs in deep with its clients to tell the stories that generate top quality publicity and drive awareness with a targeted audience. For more information about All Points Public Relations and its services, please visit www.AllPointsPR.com or call (847) 897-7470.
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All Points PR Shares Positive Impact Activity Booklet with Local Nursing Homes and Community Members
by All Points Public Relations, April 29, 2020
At All Points PR, we’re passionate about integrated public relations, but we’re also passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We strive to do our part to help the communities in which we live and work with our philanthropic and volunteer efforts, which is most noticeably achieved through our quarterly Positive Impact program.
In these unprecedented times, we looked for a unique way to keep our Positive Impact program going strong. We decided to create the All Points Positive Impact Activity Booklet to share with friends, family, neighbors and the community. Our team compiled our favorite kids activities, at home tips and checklists, recipes, exercises and brain games into one activity booklet for all ages to stay entertained and motivated during their time at home.
In total, we printed and donated 125 copies to Elevate Care nursing home and 150 copies to the Weinberg Community for Senior Living. Our team also hand delivered another 100 copies to families with small children and elderly neighbors. And, we’re pleased to share the digital version with you! Feel free to download your own copy of the booklet here, and be sure to check out some more photos from our team’s deliveries here.
We understand that these are difficult times, but we remain optimistic about the better days ahead. With these activities, our team hopes to put a smile on everyone’s faces and encourage some much-needed fun. Whether you’re looking for puzzles for your next game night or a recipe or workout that the whole family can enjoy together, the All Points Positive Impact Activity Booklet has you covered. Stay safe and enjoy!
Check out All Points PR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the office, and click here to learn more about the Positive Impact program.
All Points PR Volunteers at Bernie’s Book Bank for Q1 Positive Impact Program
by All Points Public Relations, February 28, 2020
On Monday, February 24, the All Points PR team volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, IL for our first quarter Positive Impact.
Bernie’s Book Bank is “the leading provider of quality books to under-served children in the Chicagoland area,” with the belief that “books and reading are both the vehicle and road to a better life.” The organization sources, processes and distributes new and gently used children’s books to help increase book ownership among underserved children, from infants to school age. Six books per child are distributed twice a year for a total of 12 books annually.
The All Points team broke up into groups to help put together individual bags containing six books each. From educational reading to stories featuring popular cartoon characters, each bag featured a variety of books appealing to early childhood readers. Each individual bag was then placed into a tote – once a tote reached 32 bags, it was sent to a loading area for distribution.
Bernie’s Book Bank reports that two out of three children from low-income families don’t have any books of their own. Since its founding in 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 17 million books, and is on target to distribute 3.6 million books annually to 360,000 underserved children in Chicagoland. 45,000 volunteers are welcomed every year.
The All Points team enjoyed a hands-on opportunity to help impact the literacy crisis in Chicagoland and spread the joy of reading to today’s youth. We strive to positively impact communities in which we live and work through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts with the Positive Impact program. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations. We look forward to our next Positive Impact and the cause we will serve!
Click here to learn more about the Positive Impact program.
COO’s Corner: Reflecting on This Year’s PRo Community Project
by All Points Public Relations, November 7, 2019
This past spring, the All Points PR team proudly launched The PRo Community Project. Through this exciting initiative, we set on a journey to partner with a Chicagoland nonprofit and offer free public relations services centered on an upcoming event, as well as volunteer support with a special Positive Impact program.
The All Points team was thrilled to connect with Culinary Care, an organization dedicated to delivering “one less worry” by providing free, nourishing meals from local restaurants to cancer patients and their families. Leading up to the organization’s charity event, the Gourmand Gala, our office came together to provide public relations and media support, as well as social media content and influencer outreach, to help spread awareness of Culinary Care’s mission and the gala.
On Thursday, October 17, the entire All Points team saw the project come full circle with the opportunity to volunteer at Culinary Care’s Gourmand Gala for our quarterly Positive Impact program. Hosted at the beautiful Chicago History Museum, the Gourmand Gala welcomed hundreds of foodies, philanthropists and cancer survivors with one goal in mind: to help fill the plates of those fighting cancer. This year, the charity event raised $250,000 toward Culinary Care’s mission to support patients and families in need.
The pairing of the new PRo Community Project and our ongoing Positive Impact program stands as an incredible milestone in 2019 for All Points. Our Positive Impact program reflects our commitment to corporate social responsibility through passionate philanthropic efforts, and the launch of the PRo Community project further extends our ability to make a meaningful impact on community organizations that do good for others. We look forward to all that’s yet to come for the project and the organizations we serve.
Lauren Izaks is the COO and executive vice president of All Points Public Relations, a franchise-focused PR agency based in the Chicagoland area, www.allpointspr.com.
All Points Team Gives Back with Positive Impact
by All Points Public Relations, April 4, 2017
“Driven by our core values, All Points strives to positively impact the communities in which we live and work through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations.”
This is the mission statement for All Points’ Positive Impact program, in which the whole company participates in community service activities throughout the year, and it’s something we always enjoy while adding to a fun All Points tradition. Not only do we get to spend some time as a team outside of the office, but we’re able to do our part to make our small corner of the world a brighter place.
A few weeks ago, All Points’ participated in Positive Impact by spending a day working with Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Forest, Illinois. Bernie’s Book Bank’s mission is to collect, process and distribute quality new and gently used children’s books to at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. This resonated with our staff, considering many of us are avid readers whose lives have been positively impacted through book ownership in our childhoods.
As the year progresses, the All Points team looks forward to giving back through different quarterly initiatives. We take our sense of social responsibility seriously, and we’re already looking forward to our next quarters’ Positive Impact event!
Check out our Facebook page for more photos of our day at Bernie’s Book Bank!