Company tops off three decades of charitable giving with $200,000 in gifts to numerous organizations.
In the spirit of the recent holiday season and the company’s decades-long tradition of charitable goodwill, Immediate Credit Recovery, Inc. (ICR), donated $200,000 to non-profit organizations before the holidays.
Employees at each of the ACA International member company’s three offices—Poughkeepsie, New York; Kennesaw, Georgia; and San Angelo, Texas—considered charities from within and around their local communities. ICR’s donations honored these 17 selected and exceptionally worthy organizations with gifts ranging between $1,000 and $15,000:
Habitat for Humanity – Dutchess County; Food Bank of the Hudson Valley; Sparrow's Nest; Support Connection; Hillside Food Outreach; The Chamber Foundation; Food Kitchen St. John's School Mahopac; Father Tomas Del Valle Soup Kitchen.
Institute of Cognitive Development; Veterans of Foreign Wars; House of Faith; In the Spirit of Christmas.
Wounded Warrior Project; Habitat for Humanity; Salvation Army – Marietta Sweetwater Mission; Must Ministries.
ICR’s strong history of philanthropy reaches back to the company’s origins, thanks to the enthusiasm of company owners Efraim “Frank” Roa and Felipe Yanes who habitually give back to the community and encourage ICR’s staff to get involved through fundraising, charity drives, and volunteering.
“As business owners, family members, neighbors, and ultimately humans, we have an obligation to give back and pay it forward,” Yanes said. “This world is what we make it—we must each do our part so that tomorrow shines brighter than today. Our staff makes ICR a better company every day by serving our communities as well as our clients.”
For one organization, Habitat for Humanity, ICR is a long-time contributor of numerous man hours as well as monetary donations. ICR supports Habitat for Humanity through employee paid time off earned through volunteering. In all, ICR employees have performed more than 1,000 volunteer hours at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and home construction sites.
“ICR has been a critical partner of [Habitat for Humanity] for a number of years, and we’re ecstatic to receive this donation,” said President of Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Board of Directors Christopher Brown. “Financial support from organizations like ICR help make our mission for safe, decent, affordable housing for all, a reality for our family.”