NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boxed Wholesale, the company that delivers bulk-sized groceries and everyday essentials, today surprised its employees by announcing it will pay for their weddings.
The announcement happened at a company-wide meeting in their Edison, NJ fulfillment center, to surprise 26 year-old Marcel Graham of North Plainfield, NJ with the news. Graham recently ran into financial hardship covering his mother's medical bills. The unexpected medical bills drained his savings for his upcoming wedding in November.
Boxed CEO Chieh Huang then surprised his employees by telling them this benefit would apply to ALL full-time employees from their fulfilment centers in New Jersey, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Dallas, as well as their corporate and support offices in New York City and San Mateo.
"We just felt like once someone is part of the Boxed family, we want to be there for them in their time of need," said Boxed CEO Chieh Huang. "It then just felt right to extend this benefit to all our valued employees."
Boxed secretly arranged to have Graham's fiancee, Tara Aucoin, in attendance, and then the two were surrounded by the rest of the company and told the news, that Boxed will be stepping in to pay for their big day.
"It was overwhelming, that Boxed would pay for my wedding. I was in tears, and so was my fiancee. It just makes me feel that they appreciate my work here," said Graham.
This isn't the first time Boxed has surprised its employees. In 2015, Huang announced he would be personally paying for the college tuition for all of the children of his employees.
Founded in 2013, Boxed is the most convenient way to shop for groceries and household products in bulk at the lowest prices, with free delivery and no membership fees. With a carefully-curated selection of products, Boxed makes it easy for its loyal customers to shop for everyday essentials, as well as discover and fall in love with new brands. Customers can order everything they need for their home or office in minutes at boxed.com or the free Boxed app.