It’s always busy around Mabelhood HQ and we wanted to share some of the fun stuff that we’ve been up to this month.
A very cute bunny icon hopped its way into the Mabel’s Labels family of designs, just in time for spring!
The Community Relations Committee challenged each department to battle it out in an April food drive for Mission Services Opportunity Centres in Hamilton. The fact is 35,000 people in our community go without adequate daily food and 36% of those people are children. Everyone can help make a difference by donating what they can.
As always Julie Cole is super busy, you may have spotted her on CanadaAM on April 7. She was part of a parenting panel discussion. The following morning, Julie and her son Mack were on CHCH discussing autism.
In the spirit of earth day this week, today we’re out beautifying our adopted park (Jackson Park) and heading back to the office for our first BBQ of the season! We hope everyone gets a chance to head outside and enjoy the beginning of this beautiful spring weather!
Have you heard of The Sandwich Generation? Chances are if you’re reading this you might be a part of it. The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. It’s tough work staying on top of everything and keeping track of everyone’s schedules and belongings.
We have a lot of amazing customers – so when you started telling us you wanted labels for your parents or grandparents as they entered into senior living, we made sure we listened!
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new product – the Seniors Combo. Nursing home labels for your loved ones! They’re an easy way to help keep your parents or grandparents organized. With these simple stickers and clothing labels for seniors, you can ensure your loved ones’ laundry and belongings don’t get mixed up at the nursing home – and all of their things keep coming back to their room.
Available in classic white, with a choice of two colours for text.
28 Tag Mates™
4 Shoe Labels
“You’ve Been Mabel’d!” Diane handing out FREE customized Curbside labels to a Hamilton, On neighborhood.
Together with the City of Hamilton, ON we selected 3 neighborhoods to get “Mabel’d” with FREE Curbside Labels to promote the city’s Gold Box program. The houses in the 3 neighborhoods were encouraged to place the Curbside Labels on their recycling & garbage bins and sign up to receive the gold star of recycling – a Gold Box!
Gold Box winners receive a coupon for a FREE customized Curbside label from Mabel’s Labels, plus a sheet with recycling tips.
When Diane went back a week later with two City of Hamilton Waste Management team members they audited 18 houses and 6 of the homes were awarded with a Gold Box
In order to win a Gold Box, you must separate your paper and plastics as well as have any food or yard waste in the green bin and have just one bag of garbage.
Top blue box: Great recycling of plastics! Lower blue box: Incorrect recycling – hard plastic lids and candy bags are garbage.
Right: Cardboard ready for pick up – broken down is preferred, but stacked is just as good!
Each address is scored – a maximum of 3 minor infractions will still get you a Gold Box. For example – you didn’t break down your boxes, or you didn’t take the hard plastic lids off your juice containers or water bottles. Another infraction would be that you had your paper and plastic separated,but you had non stretchy plastic or hard plastic within the box – that is garbage. If you can’t bend, stretch or dent it, it isn’t recyclable.
Yay! This house was awarded with a Gold Box for their recycling efforts.