ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced that the employees of CBE Companies raised and generously donated more than $6,000 to the fifth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, which runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th, every year.

CBE’s Jeans for Charity campaign is a voluntary program that runs year-round, allowing employees to wear jeans on Wednesdays in exchange for making weekly charitable contributions through a payroll deduction. Each month, the fundraising committee in each CBE location chooses which charity the funds raised will support. This year the Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa employees chose the No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive. The three Iowa locations include participation from 775 employees, accounting for more than 90% of its staff in this community.

“Each year a committee is formed to research and narrow down a list of organizations to donate our Jeans for Charity funds,” said Mary Phillips, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Helping veterans had an overwhelming response from employees, as it hits almost everyone personally in one way, shape, or form. The employees’ high level of commitment, graciousness, and interest is simply a sign of doing the right thing and giving back. Their involvement isn’t mandatory, it’s genuine.”

Incentivizing employees to give to this worthy cause in exchange for dress down days or for other benefits management might think of is one of the easiest ways those in the collection industry can support ARMing Heroes. This year, the charity has made it even easier to get started by offering an Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit, as well as implementing a Donor Dog Tag promotion to encourage and commemorate employees’ support of military vets. Interested companies can learn more here.

Since its inception in 2009, ARMing Heroes has provided grants to nearly 100 military veterans and their families. Most grant recipients struggle with service-connected disabilities, unemployment, and delinquent debt, and have turned to ARMing Heroes for much-needed help to ease their financial burdens and get their lives back on track. Stories of past grant recipients remind us all how rewarding and important this program has become.

The charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th every year. Tax-deductible donations are now being accepted online at and via mail to PO Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may be made to

About CBE Companies

CBE Companies is a global business process outsourcing (BPO) organization offering third-party debt collections, first party collections, customer care, professional services and software-as-a-service products.  CBE Companies is supported by a leadership team of tenured industry experts. The mission of CBE Companies is to make its customers better through:

  • Focus on the deepest understanding of its customers’ business
  • Innovative solutions that provide clear value in solving specific business challenges
  • A unique culture and investment in employee engagement

CBE Companies currently employs over 1,200 people in seven locations globally. Its corporate headquarters is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with two additional facilities in Waterloo, Iowa, and additional facilities in Overland Park, Kansas; Haverhill, Massachusetts, New Braunfels, Texas and Manila, Philippines. The organization is consistently recognized as a top five Employer of Choice in the Cedar Valley.  It has also been recognized by Workplace Dynamics as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces.

About ARMing Heroes

ARMing Heroes was founded and began operating in March, 2009.  The organization’s mission is to serve the needs of U.S. military veterans, including their spouse and children. ARMing Heroes fills a charitable niche by linking people identified with employment, credit, and financial counseling needs with the accounts receivable management industry, an industry uniquely poised to help in these areas.  Persons interested in volunteering their time and others interested in applying for benefits or pledging other forms of support are encouraged to contact the organization at

What Can I Do Right Now to Help?

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