We’ve been busy this holiday season! Not only in the office, but we’ve been out giving back to our communities as well. We have offices all over the country who are doing their part to make the holidays a little better for those in need. Our parent companies, Conversant, Epsilon, and Alliance Data Systems often match many of our associate donations, extending the spirit of giving even further.
Our Atlanta office held a Toys for Tots drive. Many employees brought in presents for the local children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts this year. This foundation is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve who organize and distribute the presents to the community.
Our Santa Barbara office worked with both CALM and CASA Pacifica to “adopt” children and families for the holidays. We received holiday wish lists from over 65 children and were able to fulfill all the needs. CALM in Santa Barbara County specializes in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. The presents that we collected go towards specific families that are undergoing treatment. Our parent company, Alliance Data Systems, was very generous and donated more to this cause. We are very grateful and CALM is as well!
Our Westlake Village office donated to CASA Pacifica as well! They collected presents for many children and families that are going through abuse and neglect, complex emotional and behavioral issues, and other family crises. For over a decade, associates from our parent company, Conversant, have supported Casa Pacifica and they generously donated $15,000 this year to help the children of California’s Central Coast.
Our San Francisco office teamed up with OakLuv to sponsor the needs of 20 families this holiday season. They had fun wrapping the presents going to under-served school children, families, and well-deserving social programs in Oakland, CA!
Our Westborough office held a holiday gift drive to benefit Second Step. These presents go to families rebuilding their lives after experiencing trauma and abuse. These families were excited to receive gifts during these tough times.
Our New York office held a food drive to donate to City Harvest. The food collected will go to some of the 500 soup kitchens and food pantries across New York City’s five boroughs. We tend to enjoy big meals during the holidays but some struggle to eat throughout the year. We hope that this donation will warm some bellies this holiday season!
Our Chicago office joined the Warm Up Chicago 2016 fundraiser through Chicago Cares. They collected gently used or new gloves, hats, and scarves for men, women, young adults, and children so they can warm up a bit in the freezing temperatures. We’re all chilly this winter season and especially in Chicago where temperatures are known to dip below 10 degrees! Our Chicago office also raised funds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Proceeds went towards granting the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases. Alliance Data Systems also matched these donations to make the holidays extra special for these children!
Our Westwood office held a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Proceeds went towards their mission of finding cures for life-threatening diseases and saving children. Alliance Data Systems matched all donations to double the benefits! We have a special place in our hearts for the children and families experiencing these potentially fatal diseases and wish them the best this holiday season!
We are grateful to be able to give back this holiday season and enjoy making a difference in our communities!
Hayley Hogan, Advertiser Services Consultant