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Holiday Cheer as Employees Gather for Charitable Gift Giving

Posted by Patrik Jorgensen | Mon, Dec 20, 2021 @ 07:16 AM


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

Petaluma, Calif. (December 17, 2021) - A cheerful moment was had at the Petaluma headquarters of CrossCheck and subsidiary Optio Solutions as employees and executives gathered in front of the colorful lobby Christmas tree to present gifts given to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Local children in need will surely experience a happy moment as gifts are compiled and distributed by the Salvation Army ahead of the Christmas holiday.

Salvation Army to bring smiles to kids for Christmas

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree charity provides hundreds of gifts each Christmas to low-income families. This year’s gifts from CrossCheck and Optio employees include footballs and baseball gloves for the sport-minded, stuffed animals, a couple of impressive Hot Wheels sets, a kitchen playset, board games, books and much more.

“Community involvement and engagement extends to giving,” said CEO J. David Siemieda. “We have always worked to be an influential staple in the Sonoma County business community during our more than 35 years here. And the enthusiasm with which our employees and associates have gotten involved in giving and lending a hand during the holiday season and beyond is a testament to how we can all give back and support each other.”

CrossCheck's involvement with the Salvation Army and the Angel Tree program is a long-standing, annual tradition and employees remain committed to giving each year and for many years to come.

CrossCheck employees also donate to Redwood Empire Food Drive

Food drive pic-1In addition to the gifts for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree charity, the two barrels designated for the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Annual Food & Funds Drive are overflowing with canned goods and non-perishable foods generously donated by employees. So full are the barrels, in fact, that goods have had to be placed on the floor. CrossCheck may need a third barrel next year…

Employees have participated in annual philanthropic programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Dallas Fallen Officers Fund, and a turkey drive organized by COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) for a Thanksgiving Day feast at Petaluma Kitchen.

About the Salvation Army

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. Phone 707-769-0716 or visit its online portal to learn more.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

About the Redwood Empire Food Bank

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. Visit or call 707-523-7900 to learn more.

About CrossCheck

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payment solutions industry, processes billions in check-transaction dollars annually throughout the United States.  The company has offices in Petaluma, Calif., and Southlake, Texas.

About Optio Solutions, LLC

Optio Solutions is a national debt collection agency focused on improving the ROI of clients and protecting the brands via extensive financial services experience, advanced technology, certified data security, legal compliance and professionally designated staff. The agency maintains a corporate headquarters in Petaluma, Calif., and an office in Fargo, N.D.

Topics: Philanthropy, CrossCheck

Written by Patrik Jorgensen