FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2013
Contact: Bevin Theodore
Director of PR & Communications
OneMain Financial collects school supplies for KidsPeace foster youth
BALTIMORE – The employees of OneMain Financial helped foster youth in Maryland and Washington D.C. get ready to go back to school.
During the month of August, the company collected $2,500 worth of school supplies, including binders, notebooks, planners, markers and other items necessary for the start of the school year.
“OneMain Financial is truly committed to our community where we do business,” said OneMain volunteer leadership council member Christine Guido. “We are thrilled our employees gave so generously to help the local foster youth of KidsPeace.”
Guido got the chance to watch the youth “shop” for supplies they needed at an end-of-summer cookout and game day held for foster families.
“The volunteer leadership council and employees of OneMain Financial have been avid supporters of KidsPeace and the foster youth we serve,” said Gina Seyfried, Volunteer Coordinator. “Their generosity is never ending and their impact meaningful. We are honored to have such a committed partner that has wrapped its support around the foster families and children.”
For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland or on Twitter @KidsPeace.