“We wanted to be able to give back to a cause our entire organization believed in,” said Jania Bailey, President and COO of FranNet.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
FranNet, a global network of franchising consultants, spent the past year raising funds for Wounded Warriors Project™ (WWP), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering injured service members. The non-profit holds a special place within the FranNet family, as some consultants are veterans, have veteran spouses, or have children who serve. As a whole, FranNet was able to raise $39,925 for the organization throughout 2012.
“We wanted to be able to give back to a cause our entire organization believed in,” said Jania Bailey, President and COO of FranNet. “We are honored to work with Wounded Warriors and help those who have put their lives in danger to protect and serve our country.”
WWP is a national, non-profit organization funded solely on private donations. Their mission is to assist courageous veterans who have been injured oversees by reintroducing them into society, providing assistance with job searching, financial support, and counseling.
“These men and woman have made a huge sacrifice to serve our country, and we want to acknowledge their bravery,” Bailey said. “We have several veterans throughout our company, so there were a lot of strong personal feelings for FranNet to be able to donate to such a good cause,” she continued, noting that her son served in the military.
In addition to the monetary donations FranNet is contributing, the company is also committed to helping injured veterans in need of work by assisting them in their search for local, veteran-focused franchising opportunities.
“We want to help them in any way we can,” Bailey said. “Many times, returning veterans struggle to readjust to civilian life and find jobs that meet their needs. As a company, we are committed to helping that process through our partnership with WWP and through our own personal drive.”
WWP offers an array of programs and services designed to help injured veterans meet the mental, physical, emotional, social and economic challenges of injuries sustained in combat, such as interactive events to combat post-traumatic stress, health and wellness programs and educational services. All services are free and available to veterans who sustained their injuries in combat after Sept. 11, 2001.
The company-wide initiative was possible through the generous donations of all the specialists at FranNet, who gave a portion of their signed deals to WWP.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment, drive, and passion of our FranNet folks,” Bailey said. “I am really proud to work with individuals who are just as invested to helping our brave servicemen and women and am really looking forward to continuing the tradition in 2013.”
FranNet is a U.S. and Canadian leader for matching individuals with franchise opportunities. Based in Louisville, Ky., FranNet has nearly 90 consultants across the U.S and Canada who use a proprietary profiling and consultative process to determine a business model unique to each client’s goals, skill sets and interests, and has matched thousands of entrepreneurs to rewarding small business opportunities. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2010, 2011, and 2012, this year marks the 26th anniversary for FranNet. For more information, visit http://www.frannet.com.