Petaluma, Calif. (December 21, 2018) — Employees of CrossCheck and its subsidiary, Optio Solutions, celebrated the holidays by donating gifts to children in need through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and food for the hungry via the Annual Food & Funds Drive by the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Holiday cheer was "in the air" as employees watched gifts and food pile up throughout the week around the Christmas tree and in the large food barrels.
To donate gifts, employees chose tags containing gift suggestions hung from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Each year, the Salvation Army of Petaluma gives hundreds of presents to children in need over the holiday season. Low income families with children age 0 – 17 are able to sign up for donations.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Annual Food & Funds Drive provides the opportunity for community organizations and businesses alike to aid the reported one-in-six Sonoma County residents who struggle to afford basic nutrition.
“The Angel Tree program is unique in that it provides an opportunity for our employees to add their personal touch to the spirit of the holidays,” said CrossCheck CEO J. David Siembieda. “The Angel Tree and the food drive are just two examples of how our staff gives back to the community throughout the year.”
CrossCheck and Optio Solutions frequently participate in programs by national and local non-profits, including the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Collectors Challenge (a scholarship program of the ACA International Education Foundation), Redwood Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet, and numerous American Red Cross campaigns.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. Since 1987, the REFB has provided food and nourishment to those facing hunger, currently serving 82,000 children, families and seniors in Sonoma County while striving to end hunger in our community.
The Petaluma Corps of the Salvation Army organizes fundraising efforts and provides other ways for locals to help their community via volunteer work or donations.
CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payment solutions industry, processes billions in check-transaction dollars annually throughout the United States. Since 1983, it has helped increase profits and reduce risk for businesses in verticals such as automotive, auto aftermarket, building materials, home furnishings, specialty retail, medical-dental and veterinary by providing efficient and affordable check verification, guarantee and conversion services. CrossCheck’s suite of services includes check conversion technology, web-based transactions, remote deposit capture and premium products for specific industries and applications. The company has offices in Petaluma, Calif. and Irving, Tex.
About Optio Solutions, LLC
Optio Solutions, LLC is a national debt collection agency focused on protecting its clients’ brands and improving ROI via extensive financial services experience, advanced technology, certified data security, legal compliance and professionally designated staff. Optio is a member of ACA International and the California Association of Collectors. The company has offices in Petaluma, Calif. and Fargo, N.D.