The effort was so successful that the companies decided to launch a year-round corporate giving program.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Progrexion and its affiliated companies and clients, including Lexington Law and Creditrepair.com, kicked off a corporate giving program by donating more than one hundred thousand pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank and its affiliate food banks throughout the Wasatch Front. On Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at the Progrexion West Valley call center, 2850 S. Decker Lake Drive, the company presented a check for over $22,000 to the Utah Food Bank to support its Summer Business Drive. Representatives from the Utah Food Bank as well as West Valley City were on site Friday to accept the cash donation.
“Summer is an exciting time for vacationing and building great memories, but for some people in our communities it’s the most difficult time of the year to make ends meet,” said Ginette Bott, Chief Marketing Officer at Utah Food Bank. “We greatly value our partnership with Utah’s business community and their efforts each summer to help fight hunger statewide.”
The companies’ combined staffs of nearly 1,200 raised the funds and collected food donations throughout this past summer. Employees at offices in North Salt Lake, West Valley and Provo all contributed. “We believe that we are a stronger company by being involved in creating healthier, more livable, and economically stronger communities,” said Progrexion CEO, Jeff Johnson.
The effort was so successful that the companies decided to launch a year-round corporate giving program. “We spend our time focusing on improving the financial lives of consumers throughout the nation so we appreciate the opportunity to also make a positive impact on our local community,” said Johnson.
Progrexion continues to create community focused opportunities in its quest to become the employer of choice in Utah and a more involved corporate citizen. “As we continue to grow our employee base, we are planning a wide range of impactful community give-back programs,” said Johnson.
In addition to the million dollar expansion that Progrexion recently made in West Valley City, Progrexion is currently undertaking an additional expansion to add 200 more jobs at that location. Gene Abernethy, Vice President of Human Resources, stated “This is an exciting time for growth at the company and we are looking forward to expanding our presence in the community as well.”
Progrexion and its affiliated companies and clients comprise the nation’s largest consumer advocacy network and employ nearly 1,200 people at locations throughout the Wasatch Front and in Idaho. For additional information about Progrexion and career opportunities, please visit progrexion.com/careers.
About the Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 135 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 33.3 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of over 26 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 222,837 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 31,044 food boxes and filled 19,884 kids’ backpacks for weekends and school holidays. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit http://www.utahfoodbank.org.