Children are our most important resource, and I believe we should do everything that we can to give them a good start in life.
Chantilly, Virginia (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
As part of their ongoing commitment to the community, AOC Solutions, Inc. presented a check in the amount of $8,000 to the Scott’s Run Settlement House for their newest initiative, the Backpack Snack program.
Allen O. Cage, Jr. founder and CEO of AOC Solutions, Inc. has supported the community through his military service and various charitable endeavors and encourages the AOC family to volunteer in their communities. “Our Call Center is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, which is the area that the Settlement House serves. When my brother, Aaron, and I heard about the Backpack Snack program, we wanted help, “said Allen. “Children are our most important resource, and I believe we should do everything that we can to give them a good start in life.”
The Backpack Snack program provides school age children in Monongalia County, West Virginia, who qualify for free or reduced lunches, with food packages to take home for the weekend. “The need is great in this area,” said Julie A. Harris, Executive Director, “Of the 11 schools in the county; seven have between 40 and 55 percent of their students who qualify for Federal Free Meal Programs, which puts them at risk for going hungry in the evenings and over the weekend.”
Through volunteer efforts, donations and partial United Way funding, Scott’s Run Settlement House is currently providing 517 packages each weekend to qualifying students. They partner with three elementary schools; Mylan Park, Mason-Dixon and Brookhaven, and plan to add another school in January. Unfortunately the program doesn’t have the means at this time to help all of the children in their county who need it. If you would like to volunteer your time or make a donation, please visit the Scott’s Run Settlement House website or contact Julie A. Harris by email or phone at (304) 599-5020.
About AOC Solutions, Inc.
AOC Solutions, Inc., established in 1996, offers best-in-class financial management products, program management, data management, e-commerce, and call center operations services that help financial institutions and public and private organizations become more successful by creating and implementing solutions that significantly reduce costs while increasing revenues.
AOC headquarters is located in Chantilly, Virginia with offices in Georgia, West Virginia, Florida, and satellite offices throughout the United States.
About Scott’s Run Settlement House
Founded in 1923 by the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Wesley Methodist Church in Morgantown, began by helping with the “Americanization" of newly arrived immigrants by promoting English literacy, citizenship, hygiene and other basic life skills. Services have evolved over the past 90 years and now include senior programs, a food pantry, a baby pantry and backpack feeding program. Many volunteer programs are available to high school and West Virginia University students as well as members of the community at large. Scott’s Run Settlement House strives to meet the needs of those most in need in Monongalia County through collaboration and partnership with other agencies and by working closely with those they serve.