A Different Breed of Employee: Corporate Community Volunteers

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PostcardMania employees add community service to their list of work-related duties as their contribution to the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County.

"Keeping the environment clean" was the theme of PostcardMania's crusade to beautify its city on Thursday. PostcardMania employees, in conjunction with the City of Clearwater and Keep Pinellas County Beautiful program, participated in their quarterly clean-up project picking up an estimated 222 pounds of trash from the sidewalks and businesses along MLK Jr. Ave. (in the designated Brownfield area where their corporate headquarters are located). They have been contracted with the City of Clearwater on this project for the past eight years.

Over these past eight years there have been nearly a total of 1500 pounds of trash that have been picked up. "This is a huge help to the City in helping keep the environment clean," said Joy Gendusa, Founder and CEO of PostcardMania.

The PostcardMania employees volunteered to come to work 30 minutes early so they could participate in the community activity. While groups of the employees spent their ½ hour picking up bigger pieces of trash, other small groups painstakingly picked up the gobs of cigarette butts that bespeckled the sidewalks. "I don't know why they don't make cigarette butts with biodegradable material," said PostcardMania's Results Manager, Nick Lorden.

The program is applauded by the City Officials. The Road & Drainage Manager's gratitude to PostcardMania was stated in a letter, "thank you for your willingness to be a participant in our Adopt-A-Street program. We appreciate citizens involved in our City to make it a better place to live."

Even though picking up trash can be a dirty activity, the employee volunteers said that it is a rewarding feeling to know they are doing something good for their community.

About PostcardMania:
PostcardMania is a full service postcard direct mail marketing company which includes graphic design, printing, mailing list acquisition and mailing services with free marketing advice. PostcardMania employs over 140 people, has seen positive expansion every year since its inception and is currently on a 23 million-dollar-revenue run rate for 2007. They have won many awards for their creativity and marketing farsightedness, such as the MarCom International Awards, the Stevie Awards, the Inc 500 List, the Creativity Annual Awards and the Webmaster awards - all of which the underlying theme contributing to their accomplishments is helping companies all over the nation expand. They print 4 million and mail 2 million postcards representing over 350 business, finance and industrial clients each week. Visit http://www.postcardmania.com

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