Soon after receiving her secondary education diploma and spending some time in the retail industry, Monica joined the Polaris family in the Customs Department. She has become a great asset translating and helping customers from Puerto Rico, USA and Mexico who only speak Spanish.
We asked Monica what she enjoyed about working at Polaris Transportation. Aside from being able to interact with people from all over Canada and USA, Monica expressed how much she enjoys being able to participate in activities for two of Polaris’ favourite organizations, playing volleyball for SickKids and attending the ALS walks.
Monica loves being a part of her community, helping others and volunteering. Monica says it was her Mom, who Monica describes as being her best friend, that has always encouraged her to volunteer within a community. Monica’s Mom is her inspiration and if it wasn’t for her, Monica says she wouldn’t be the person she is today. After being a part of the Polaris ALS Walking for Rick team in 2015, Monica signed up with ALS Canada to be a volunteer for the 2016 walk in Brampton. She also volunteers with “Hands for the Homeless” and “Hope Tdot”. These are small groups on Facebook where volunteers go around the streets of Toronto giving food, beverages, blankets and clothing to those who live on the streets. Monica also makes time to volunteer bi-weekly at her church named Elevation.
Outside of Polaris, if you don’t see Monica volunteering her time for wonderful charities, you’ll often catch her spending time with family, playing with her two big but adorable Pitbull mix dogs, watching movies, being adventurous, travelling or going on road trips.
We asked Monica if she had a favourite quote. Her answer, “Do good and lend, without expecting anything in return – Luke 6:35”. This seems to fit her perfectly. We are proud to have Monica as a part of our team, a part of our Polaris family.