Accounts receivable management company TekCollect has partnered with the Open Shelter of Columbus to hold a drive within corporate headquarters for a large donation in February.
The shelter drive kicked off in the middle of last month and was held for just under two weeks. Within that time, TekCollect employees donated over 215 one-gallon bags full of clothing, as well as several boxes full of new hygiene products and canned goods.
The drive was incited by employee interest and corporate desire to provide staff opportunities for regional philanthropy. “With the harsh winter we’ve had, it’s one way we can help our neighbors in the community while getting the whole team involved.” said Ron Douglas, Vice President at TekCollect. “Staff from every department showed initiative, compassion and desire to contribute, many going out and shopping specifically for donations to the shelter.”
The Open Shelter serves Central Ohio by providing emergency shelter and assistance to the homeless and marginally housed in the Columbus area and beyond. Services include providing a legal mailing address, food pantry, clothing room, business center, bag lunches and financial management services. “Serving homeless people is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. No one has all the answers, but everyone brings their own piece to the table and that’s how you get the whole picture. Thank You!” said Kent Beittel, CEO of Open Shelter. To learn more, visit TheOpenShelter.org.
TekCollect provides comprehensive accounts receivable management, collections and customer retention solutions to nearly 20,000 businesses nationwide. The Company partners with business owners to optimize their internal accounting practices, limit and control delinquencies, and improve positive cash flow for the long-term. TekCollect’s technologically advanced approach generates the highest recovery ratios in the marketplace, and their non-alienating strategies preserve business’s valued customer relationships. For more information, visit www.tekcollect.com.