Fiserv Gives Back by Delivering Toys to Communities
PEACHTREE CORNERS -- Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that Fiserv associates in communities across the country, are delivering toys for the holidays and giving back by volunteering and supporting organizations in their local communities and around the world.
In the U.S., Fiserv is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive in 12 cities: Brookfield, Wis., Hickory, N.C., Hillsboro, Ore., Houston, King of Prussia, Pa., Lake Mary, Fla., Lincoln, Neb., Norcross, Ga., Phoenix, Ariz., Sioux Falls, S.D., South Bend, Ind. and Wallingford, Conn. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots is a national, nonprofit program that collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes these toys as Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Similarly, Fiserv locations are continuing the tradition of delivering toys via organizations they support locally. The Dallas office is donating toys through Salvation Army, Morris Plains, N.J. office is giving toys through Angel Tree, the Pittsburgh office is providing toys through the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children, the Wallingford, Conn. and Norcross, Ga. offices are also collecting toys for local, adopted families and the Lincoln, Neb. office is also holding a toy drive for CEDARS Home for Children.
Fiserv estimates its associates have delivered nearly 1,000 toys this holiday season.
“With more than 19,000 associates in 200 locations around the world, Fiserv has made it a priority to care globally and act locally this holiday season,” said Judy DeRango Wicks, vice president, Communications, Fiserv. “Teamwork on programs like Toys for Tots enables us to work together to bring joy to others as we take an active role in our communities to make a personal and cumulative impact.”
Fiserv's Peachtree Corners office has collected approximately 300 toys for the Toys for Tots Drive. In addition, the Fiserv Global Marketing department adopted families through Families First and collected toys, clothing and household items on their wish list.
In addition to holiday activities, in 2011 the Peachtree Corners office supported the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and the A. Worley Brown Boys and Girls Club with a Spring Festival, which raised over $31,000 for the two organizations. The Peachtree Corners office also held a book sale, which raised more than $500 for Junior Achievement. The remaining books were donated to Operation Paperback, a nonprofit organization that sends books to troops overseas. These efforts were coordinated by the Norcross Site Recognition Committee, a group of Norcross-based associates who focus on giving back.
Among its activities in the technology community, Fiserv supported the Digital Ball to benefit TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit with a mission to help other nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people.
In addition to team projects, the company has donated to two organizations, Feeding America and CARE International, as its holiday thank you in honor of its 16,000 financial services clients.
Fiserv core values are demonstrated by supporting the communities in which its associates live and work, with a focus on youth service organizations and providing assistance in the areas of health and wellness, education and financial literacy. These contributions included both monetary support and the organization of volunteer efforts. The company has a volunteer network called “Fiserv Gives Back” in which more than 7,500 hours have been logged to 121 different organizations in 2011.
One of the company’s most successful collaborations this year was when Fiserv and its associates came together this spring to donate more than $300,000 to the American Red Cross, which helped provide aide and assistance to the many people affected by the natural disasters in Japan and the U.S. in 2011. Over the course of three months, Fiserv associates generously gave more than $150,000, which Fiserv matched, to help the communities in need.
• Fiserv, Inc. - http://www.fiserv.com
• U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots – http://www.toysfortots.org
• Salvation Army – www.salvationarmyusa.org
• Angel Tree – www.angeltree.org
• CEDARS Home for Children – www.cedars-kids.org
• Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children – www.salvationarmy.org
• Families First – www.familiesfirst.org
• Gwinnett Children’s Shelter – www.gwinnettchildrenshelter.org
• A. Worley Brown Boys and Girls Club – www.bgcma.org/club/aworley
• Junior Achievement – http://georgia.ja.org
• Operation Paperback – www.operationpaperback.org
• TechBridge – www.techbridge.org
• American Red Cross – www.redcross.org
• Feeding America – www.feedingamerica.org
• CARE International – www.care.org
• American Red Cross – www.redcross.org
Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry, driving innovation that transforms experiences for financial institutions and their customers. For six of the past eight years, Fiserv ranked No. 1 on the FinTech 100, an annual international listing of the top technology providers to the financial services industry. For more information, visit www.fiserv.com.
About The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 65 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to economically disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.2 million less fortunate children in over 700 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.