Longmont, CO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Each year, the Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) holds the Community Appreciation Luncheon to recognize employers that give back through philanthropic organizations and community programs. Avocet Communications has been chosen as the 2014 award winner for its contributions to the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community.
Avocet Communications, an integrated marketing communications firm, donates over $90,000 in marketing services annually to local and national non-profits. “Our focus is helping non-profits serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build awareness to affect positive change”, stated Lori Jones, President, Avocet Communications.
Last year, Avocet donated marketing, advertising, PR and Internet services to Arc Thrift Stores, Laradon, Ability Connection Colorado, Volunteer’s of America, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition and Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. Representatives from Arc Thrift Stores and Volunteers of America attended the event, which was held on August 20. Maggie Scivicque, Arc Thrift Stores Marketing Director, addressed the audience of over 200 and stated “Avocet walks the walk and talks the talk. Not only do they support the I/DD community, they also employ a person with an intellectual and developmental disability.”
Giving back to the non-profit community and providing one-on-one support to help individuals fulfill their dreams, is a part of the cultural DNA of Avocet. “This has become a personal passion center for each and every one of our team members,” stated Jones.
About Avocet Communications: Founded in 1995, Avocet Communications, one of Colorado’s largest integrated communications firm, was established to help retail, consumer and business-to-business brands increase customer count and revenue. Avocet provides marketing, advertising, public relations, Internet, social and community outreach services supporting clients across the United States. Avocet Communications is female-owned and family operated out of Longmont, Colorado. For more information, please visit http://www.avocetcommunications.com
About Arc Thrift Stores: Arc Thrift Stores http://arcthrift.org operates 22 thrift stores and 11 donation stations throughout Colorado. Arc Thrift Stores provides funding to Arc Chapters, which in turn provide advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc is one of the largest employers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Colorado.