Even in the best of times, there are people who don't know where they will get their next meal. And with a struggling economy, so many more people are affected. We want to support the food banks in and around the cities where our employees live
Vienna, VA (PRWEB) December 6, 2008
Intermarkets, Inc. (http://www.intermarkets.net), based in Vienna, Virginia, recently donated more than $5,000 to organizations in the communities where their headquarters and satellite offices are located -- in Maine, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, California and the Washington, D.C. metro area.
With the demand for food reaching unprecedented levels, food banks are in greater need -- many families with children are just entering the system for the first time. In order to help their neighbors in need, Intermarkets has contributed to the following food banks: in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank (http://www.gsfb.org); in California, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (http://www.foodbankccs.org); in Wisconsin, Feed My People (http://www.fmpfoodbank.org); in Washington, D.C. Capital Area Food Bank (http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org); and in Pennsylvania PhilAbundance (http://www.philabundance.org).
"Even in the best of times, there are people who don't know where they will get their next meal. And with a struggling economy, so many more people are affected. We want to support the food banks in and around the cities where our employees live," says Kevin Lucido, Intermarkets CEO. "Donating to humanitarian, military and educational causes is part of Intermarkets' culture."
Intermarkets also donated to the U.S. Marine Corps, Henderson Hall "Adopt-A-Family" Program in Virginia (http://www.usmc.mil). The Marine and Family Services Adopt-A-Family Program provides necessities and gifts during the holiday season for Marine families who have a financial need. And Intermarkets gave to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program (http://www.toysfortots.org). Now in its 61st year, the Toys for Tots program gives new toys during the Christmas holiday season to economically disadvantaged children.
Through the Salvation Army in Wisconsin, Intermarkets helped a family of seven. The donation included a microwave oven, pots and pans, as well as coats, winter gear and toys for each of the children.
Intermarkets also offers the Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship (http://www.intermarkets.net/scholarship) for Virginia high school seniors and sponsors community events several times throughout the year.
This fall, Intermarkets made a contribution of a digital camera through DonorsChoose.org to Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg, VA for its newspaper and yearbook. "I gave to this project because we need to encourage aspiring journalists to understand the fundamental principles of ethics, and who take seriously the role of journalism in democracy," said Mr. Lucido.
"Supporting our local communities means a lot to us. Intermarkets employees are encouraged to donate their time to organizations in their neighborhoods throughout the year," said Mr. Lucido.
Intermarkets, Inc. is the nation's leading independent advertising sales management firm for Web site publishers. Serving more than three billion ads every month and reaching more than 2.5 million people every day, Intermarkets provides publishers and advertisers with a wide range of services, including advertising sales, media buying, custom content, software, ad serving and more. The privately held company is based in Vienna, Virginia. For more information about Intermarkets visit http://www.intermarkets.net/about.html.