A.J. O'Connor Associates Builds Rocking Chairs for Children’s Library to Launch 30 Year Celebrations!

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Head Start of Morris County accepted seven new rocking chairs for its newly renovated children's library last week, thanks to HR Consulting Firm, A.J. O'Connor Associates (AJO) who partnered with Caring Capital to build, decorate and donate the chairs. The event marked the launch of AJO's 30 year anniversary celebrations.

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AJO Team Proudly Displays Rocking Chairs Destined for Children's Library

We are so grateful to the AJO Team for their generosity. The rocking chairs are simply delightful and have already made a huge difference in the children's ability to enjoy our new library space.

Fifteen A.J. O’Connor (AJO) team members gathered last week, volunteering their time in support of Head Start of Morris County. This was the inaugural event marking the HR consulting firm’s 30th anniversary year in business. Family Service of Morris County (FSMC), where AJO’s president, Andy O’Connor, serves as a member of the Board of Managers graciously hosted the event. Coincidentally, FSMC is also celebrating a milestone year in 2013.

Guided by professional artists from Caring Capital, the AJO Team built and decorated six child-sized rocking chairs and one adult chair, then enhanced each one with accompanying pillows to ensure the children will have a cozy, comfortable place to sit and read in the newly renovated Head Start children’s library.

“When we thought of our 30th year in business and how we might celebrate, giving back came to the forefront. We are in a business where helping others is of utmost importance, so taking time from our day to help those less fortunate is very much aligned with our values and mission,” observed Andy O’Connor.

“We were delighted to be part of this celebration, working alongside Andy, his team and their clients, and to facilitate projects that benefit their local community,” added Susie Schub, president of Caring Capital.

Eileen Jankunis, Executive Director of Head Start was in attendance at the event along with Patrice Picard, CEO of FSMC. Both women shared information on the work of their respective organizations and Eileen described the children’s library renovation project in particular. After receiving the rocking chairs, Eileen shared, “We are so grateful to the AJO Team for their generosity. The rocking chairs are simply delightful and have already made a huge difference in the children's ability to enjoy our new library space. Susie Schub's company, Caring Capital, which organized and ran the event on behalf of AJO, has been so helpful to Head Start over the years."

About AJO: Founded in 1983, A.J. O’Connor Associates partners with individuals, teams and organizations to reach their goals. From the career coaching needs of individuals and organizations, to executive coaching, to team and leadership development programs, AJO offers uncompromising personalized service and customized solutions. Headquartered in New Jersey, AJO is a second-generation family owned business with a strong client base throughout the Northeastern United States. AJO’s team of knowledgeable and experienced Executive Coaches and Senior Career Consultants offer expanded national and international coverage. 2013 marks the celebration of 30 years in business. For more photos, please visit AJO's Facebook page.

About Caring Capital: Caring Capital has linked the energy of corporate volunteers with the creativity of professional artists to serve neighbors in need since 2008. Employees at dozens of companies nationwide have made gifts for more than 10,000 children, families, seniors and service members. For more information about Caring Capital, go to http://www.caringcap.com.

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