Valpak Crew Set to Volunteer at United Way Suncoast’s 2014 Day of Caring

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Almost 80 employees from Valpak will roll up their sleeves and participate in United Way Suncoast’s 2014 Day of Caring at PARC, Thursday, Oct. 2.

“This is a great opportunity to get together with your co-workers and make a difference in our community,” said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak. “It can be hard work — but it’s also great fun and very rewarding.”

Almost 80 employees from Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, will roll up their sleeves and participate in United Way Suncoast’s 2014 Day of Caring at PARC, Thursday, Oct. 2.

Employees will spend the day sprucing up this United Way partner agency, volunteering their time and muscles, to help beautify PARC by painting and landscaping, including weeding, trimming, mulching and cleaning out flower beds.

The 22nd annual Day of Caring will bring together thousands of volunteers in one day to help organizations to provide important community services across Tampa Bay in the five counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee. Nearly 2,200 volunteers from more than 120 local companies will work on 170 projects at local social service agencies, schools and community organizations.

“This is a great opportunity to get together with your co-workers and make a difference in our community,” said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak. “It can be hard work — but it’s also great fun and very rewarding.”

As a platinum sponsor of the United Way, Valpak has supported The United Way as a core charitable cause for at least 10 years, providing more than $1 million in support in printing and storage in that time. Valpak also matches employee donations every year in the annual United Way fund-raising campaign.

PARC – Providing Advocacy, Recognizing Abilities - is a non-profit organization that provides about 40 services to more than 800 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Through their miraculous stories and assistance from companies like Valpak, they exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.

United Way Suncoast works to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve financial stability so they can support themselves and their families. United Way focuses on programs in early literacy, youth success and financial stability.

To see photos and more news about this big day, please follow @Valpakcoupons @UWTB @PARCFL and #2014Dayof Caring.

About Valpak®
Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media. With nearly 170 franchises across the United States and Canada, the signature Blue Envelope® delivers coupons and savings to nearly 40 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 500 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions online through http://www.Valpak.com and http://www.valpak.ca, sites offering free coupons, e-commerce and coupon codes. Additionally, the Valpak coupon mobile coupon app for smartphone platforms delivers easy to find savings for consumers. For more information about advertising with Valpak, please contact 1-800-676-6878.

About United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast staff, volunteers and trusted community partners serve DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by developing, enhancing and implementing services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community. United Way Suncoast is changing the community’s story by helping to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability, as well as provide support services to those who need it most. For more information, call 941.366.2686 (Sarasota office) or 813.274.0933 (Tampa office), or visit http://www.unitedwaysuncoast.org. To find Suncoast-area volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.volunteersuncoast.org.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at http://www.coxmediagroup.com.

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