PlanetOne is grateful for the thousands of clients who have trusted us to advise them on their technology decisions and the client and partner referrals that have built our business over the past 28 years.
To help celebrate our 25th anniversary PlanetOne launched a program to help communities near and far with actions that come From the Heart. The From the Heart PlanetOne sponsored employee program empowers each employee to go forth and make the world a better place.
Story #19: Arizona Helping Hands

Q4 2021

For the last three years, PlanetOne has volunteered with Arizona Helping Hands. Earlier this month, our team participated in the organization’s 23rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting children ages 0 to 21, in foster care only. For 2021, the community event was a festive drive-thru experience featuring live music and holiday entertainment, delicious snacks and pictures with Santa. As families came through to drop off their toy donations, the PlanetOne team assisted in collecting, separating and loading toys onto the delivery truck. Each year, the goal of the Arizona Helping Hands Toy Drive is to…

Story #18: Phoenix Children's Hospital

Q2 2021

One of our favorite From the Heart initiatives here at PlanetOne is the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Over the years, our team has enjoyed creating Easter baskets for their Adolescent age group and more recently hosting a Virtual Happy Hour that resulted in 40 meals being served to the hardworking frontline Health Information Management staff at the hospital, during the pandemic…

Story #17: Arizona Humane Society

February 19th 2021

With the team still in WTH mode, the PlanetOne From the Heart initiative took yet another creative turn this quarter and set their sights on helping our furry friends residing at the Arizona Humane Society by participating in their “Wags N’ Purrs” virtual volunteer program. A Friday afternoon Zoom “Yappy Hour” brought the team together for a virtual tour of the shelter and lessons on how to make puppy and kitten toys and treats which were then donated to the shelter.

Story #16: Toys for Tots

November 30th 2020
Coming into a difficult holiday season for many, PlanetOne’s From the Heart initiative this quarter is supporting Toys for Tots. Each employee was allocated $25 to select a toy which was delivered to PlanetOne’s holiday tree in preparation for distribution to Maricopa County children in need.

Story #15: Arizona Helping Hands

August 28th 2020
Each year, Arizona Helping Hands is committed to fulfilling birthday wishes for nearly 3,600 children in foster care so they know how special and loved they are. The From the Heart squad of Shawna Hayes, Derek Solorzano, Suzanne Toncar and Kyle Wood contributed their time and matched up with a birthday request form of a child in foster care with the child’s name, gender, birthdate, age, and interests. They personalized and decorated a white bag for each child and then “shopped” in the warehouse for three perfect gifts…

Story #14: Phoenix Children's Hospital

May 14th 2020
PlanetOne Founder Ted Schuman pledged to donate a meal on behalf of each person who attended our special Virtual Happy Hour fundraiser. This resulted in 40 meals being served to the hardworking frontline Health Information Management staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital during a special luncheon catered by Gadzooks.

Story #13: CHOC Children’s Hospital

February 24th 2020
This quarter our From the Heart initiative was spearheaded by our Costa Mesa office team. Child Life Services at Choc Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA provides care to children and their families by decreasing emotional trauma, they help calm fears, facilitate play and minimize the stress and loneliness that can be part of a child’s hospital experience…

Story #12: Ironman World Championships

November 25th 2019
PlanetOne’s High Roller’s Club coincided with the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii this year. As a long-term fan of the race, PlanetOne’s SVP of Marketing, Bern Richardson took advantage of being on the Big Island at the right time and volunteered on the course on race day…

Story #11: Arizona Helping Hands

August 26th 2019
PlanetOne’s From the Heart team headed over to Arizona Helping Hands and donated their time putting together 96 back-to-school backpacks and 75 first aid kits. Learning about the plight of so many neglected children in the community was very emotional and knowing that these…

Story #10: Easter at Phoenix Children's Hospital

May 23rd 2019

Our “From the Heart” initiative for this quarter was an Easter project for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  We assembled and delivered 20 Easter baskets for their Adolescent age group.

Story #9: Caring for Our Community’s Seniors

March 1st 2019
Via Linda Senior Center in Scottsdale was the organization chosen by the PlanetOne team this quarter for the From the Heart philanthropy. The Senior Center is part of Scottsdale Senior Services which provides an integrated system of services, resources and opportunities to help people improve their lives…

Story #8: Phoenix Rescue Mission

November 30th 2018

On a cold and rainy Scottsdale afternoon the PlanetOne team gathered to put together food boxes for the needy. Every holiday season, Phoenix Rescue Mission provides holiday food boxes to families in need and puts a hot meal in front of those searching for hope.

Story #7: St. Mary’s Food Bank

September 5th 2018
The mission of the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is to end hunger in Arizona, and PlanetOne is pleased to continue to support this wonderful cause through our “From the Heart” program.

Story #6: On the Road in Colorado

May 1st 2018
On a freezing and snowy Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado last month, PlanetOne’s VP of marketing, Bern Richardson and daughter Isabel devoted the evening to help feed the homeless at Bridge House. The opportunity to serve came through the mother-daughter philanthropic organization they belong to called National Charity League.

Story #5: Seal Beach Clean Up

November 20th 2017
Participating in our From the Heart initiative, the PlanetOne Irvine office did their part for the environment last weekend by volunteering for several hours of beach-cleaning duty with Eric Cooke, his nine-year old son Cooper and Kristen Cunningham helped clean up Seal Beach, CA.

Story #4: Dress for Success

July 1st 2017
Two of PlanetOne’s mighty team members, Dawn and Maricela, recently volunteered at Dress for Success in Phoenix. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Story #3: Food for the Soul

May 4th 2017
Last month three volunteers from the PlanetOne team visited the Feed My Starving Children Organization in Arizona to donate their time. Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.

Story #2: Spreading Cheer – to Those Not Here

December 23rd 2016
The PlanetOne team gathered in early December to prepare care packages for men and women of the armed services who are deployed overseas. The holidays are particularly difficult for the troops who are stationed away from their families and putting a smile on the faces of these…

Story #1: Teach a Man to Fish

fth-imageNovember 1st 2016
One of my lifelong passions is traveling internationally and discovering new cultures, foods and lifestyles. I caught the travel bug young – during a trip to Fiji when I was just 10. Since then, I have adventured to over 40 countries; experiencing the tradition and history of different cultures and seeing…

How can you help?

Print out some From the Heart cards and make the world a kinder place, then share your story and we will post it.

What is an action from From the Heart?

A selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people.

One thing most people struggle with is coming up with creative and caring ideas.
Here are some examples of what has been successful:
  • Care packages for homeless
  • Care packages for troops
  • Greet troops arriving home
  • Yard work for someone in need
  • Cold drinks for bus drivers, police, security guards
  • Prepare a family for back to school
  • Buy school supplies for teachers
  • Deliver meals to police/fire stations
  • Do you know a young couple with kids that can’t afford a babysitter, let alone a dinner out by themselves? Offer to pay for a sitter and dinner.
  • Take toys or snacks to the ER waiting room
  • Find the person that you want to give some money to. Tell them about our From the Heart program. Give them a $10 or $20 bill. Then give them another $10 or $20 bill and ask them to perform an act From the Heart with this second bill.

We have found other organizations who do a great job of capturing actions From the Heart.
As you look through the stories on Kindspring, you’ll see that most of them don’t cost a penny.

How can you help?

Print out some From the Heart cards and make the world a kinder place.