GENESEO, N.Y. – Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) presented a total of $31,560 to four different charities across the company’s office locations in the month of April. These charities include Operation Build Up, WNY Heroes, the Big Whit 77 foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York. These donations are a result of the company’s dress down for charity program in which employees donate $20 or more for the option to wear jeans and business casual attire for the month. The donations include the employee contributions and the company match of up to $500 per office per month. The employees vote bimonthly for the charity that will receive the donations raised through the program for the upcoming period.
Operation Build Up received a donation of $16,000 from the employees of Coast’s Geneseo, NY office. Operation Build Up was selected for the months of January and February as a result of the impact that this organization has on the community’s local veterans. The proceeds from the donation will benefit Operation Build Up and their mission to have a positive effect on the veteran homelessness and suicide rates by surprising veterans with the basic survival items necessary for a civilian lifestyle. Operation Build Up completes missions to surprise veterans in need with donations that include vehicles and furniture based on the veteran’s current situation. The organization has completed more than 140 missions since its inception in 2016.
The Big Whit 77 Foundation received a donation of $6,000 from the employees of Coast’s West Monroe, LA office. The Big Whit 77 Foundation was selected to be the recipient of the charity dress down program for the months of September and October 2018. The Big Whit 77 Foundation serves to impact the lives of youth and families in local communities. The foundation has programs such as Whit’s Warriors, a program which offers financial assistance to high school students in Ouachita and Lincoln Parishes; Open Arms, a program which offers financial assistance to families in the process of adoption; and the Wish List, an event that partners University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University athletes with local families for fellowship and fun during the Christmas season.
WNYHeroes received a donation of $2,260 from the employees of Coast’s Elma, NY office. WNYHeroes was selected to be the recipient of the charity dress down program for the months of October and December 2018 as a result of the impact that this organization has on the community’s local veterans. The mission of WNYHeroes is to provide veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance, and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, Inc. received a donation of $7,300 from the employees of Coast’s Elma, NY office. The Ronald McDonald House was selected to be the recipient of the charity dress down program for the months of January, February, and March as a result of the impact the organization has on families in the local community. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) keeps families with sick/injured children together and near the care and resources they need. RMHC of WNY is a local chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a not-for-profit organization, which finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC of WNY is operated by a local volunteer board of directors.
“We are proud to provide these donations to organizations of this caliber,” stated Jonathan Prince, Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal is to create positive change in the communities we reside in and these donations play an integral role in accomplishing this objective. On behalf of the amazing employees of Coast, we’re honored to recognize these outstanding charities.”
About Coast Professional, Inc.
Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at www.coastprofessional.com.