PCM Employees Raise Funds for People in Need this Holiday Season

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Employee-driven corporate fundraising campaign nets more than $12,000 in support of United Way’s efforts to tackle complex challenges facing local families and children.

In our business, we quite often encounter community residents struggling to make ends meet, forced to choose between putting food on the dinner table and purchasing school supplies for their children.

PCM of California, Inc., (PCM), an Associa company and the leading provider of professional community management services throughout southern California, announced today that the company’s employees have raised more than $12,000 to address the critical needs facing too many Orange County individuals and families.

The weeklong employee-driven fundraising campaign featured a series of western and cowboy-themed events conceived as a fun way to encourage participation from each and every PCM employee, from the front desk greeter to the CEO and local vendors. While the atmosphere was festive, the mission of the effort was at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

"We at PCM are blessed with caring and giving employees," said PCM CEO Donny Disbro. "In our business, we quite often encounter community residents struggling to make ends meet, forced to choose between putting food on the dinner table and purchasing school supplies for their children.”

Disbro concluded: “I’m proud of this team’s ability to work together and make a positive impact in the lives of others, especially as we approach the holiday season.”

Since 1998, PCM has raised nearly half a million dollars for Orange County United Way and Associa Cares – a separate 501(c)3 organization comprised of volunteer Associa company staff members who serve on national and local committees – during its annual employee fundraising campaigns.

“We’re grateful to once again partner with PCM and Associa as we launch our efforts to help the next generation of Orange County’s children succeed,” said Max Gardner, CEO of Orange County United Way, which recently announced a new 10-year initiative focused on changing community conditions for the better by developing the building blocks for a good quality of life. “Like those in many of United Way’s partner companies, PCM employees understand the challenges facing too many of our fellow Orange County residents, particularly children.”

Orange County United Way’s new FACE campaign seeks to enhance the foundational building blocks of every community: Education, Income, Health and Housing. Through the actions of FACE (Funding, Advocating, Collaborating and Educating), United Way leaders are confident that the next generation of Orange County residents will thrive and be adequately equipped with the tools necessary to live a healthy, high-quality life.

In addition to PCM’s United Way campaign, the company participates in many of Associa’s national efforts that assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters, and helping them get on their feet as quickly as possible.

PCM employees truly embraced the spirit of this year’s United Way and Associa Cares campaigns and share these organizations’ commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

“Each year we all face friends, family members and co-workers suffering through job losses, the death of a spouse or financial difficulties,” explained PCM United Way-Associa Cares Chairperson Michelle Thomson, who spearheaded the fundraising campaign. “The committee’s goal has always been to make it fun for the staff while communicating the message that even one dollar can help out.”

“Our goal has never been to put pressure on the employees but make them aware that there are people out there a lot less fortunate than we are; at least we have a job,” Thomson continued. “I personally appreciate the opportunity to work for a company that values philanthropy and facilitates the opportunity for employees to give back to their community and those in need throughout the country.”

About PCM of California, Inc.
PCM of California, Inc., an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county’s largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com.

About Associa
Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to http://www.associaonline.com and http://www.associacares.com. Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/associa), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/associa) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/33264).

About Associa Cares
Associa Cares is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Associa Cares is comprised of volunteer staff members who serve on national and local committees. Associa Cares operates off of the tax deductible donations of Associa employees and concerned citizens who live in communities all across America. Designed to help both Associa and non-Associa managed communities, Associa Cares volunteers aid in the raising of financial resources and administer those resources to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters. For more information, visit http://www.associacares.com.

About Orange County United Way
Orange County United Way is a nonprofit organization that is bringing the community together to FACE 2024 and help the next generation of Orange County children succeed by focusing on Education, Income, Health, and Housing—the Building Blocks for a good quality of life. By helping our youth navigate the obstacles of today—by helping them obtain a high-quality and relevant education, enhancing the financial stability of our local families, teaching them how to be healthy, and ensuring they have access to stable housing—in 10 years, we can all look forward to a stronger, healthier more vibrant Orange County. To learn more, or to join our movement, visit http://www.unitedwayoc.org.

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