GENESEO, N.Y. – The employees of Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) donated canned goods to the Geneseo / Groveland Emergency Food Pantry in Geneseo, NY on December 12, and also donated toys to the Center for Children and Families in Monroe, LA on December 18, 2017 as part of Coast’s companywide “Giving Back in December” events. The toys and canned goods were collected and donated by Coast employees as a way to provide holiday cheer for families in need in their local communities.

According to the Geneseo / Groveland Emergency Food Pantry, the donation of canned goods will help feed about 38 families in the Livingston Country region. The Geneseo / Groveland Emergency Food Pantry helps to feed the needy living within the Geneseo Central School District.

The toys collected by staff support the Center for Children and Families’ holiday gift drive, The Christmas Project, which aims to ensure that the children in the local community have a joyful Christmas each year. The project also helps put together personal “wish lists” for each child that is currently served by the agency.

Coast’s voluntary “Giving Back in December” events are a month-long celebration of the holiday spirit through daily events and acts designed to inspire staff to give back to their community and enjoy the festive time of year. The events were created by Coast’s President, Roxanne Baker, as a way to celebrate the company’s mission to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. Other “Giving Back in December” events include an office-wide caroling competition, an ugly sweater day, donating canned goods to local food shelters, creating handwritten ‘thank you’ cards for friends and co-workers, and making baked goods for all to share.

“The holidays bring a chance to reflect on the year and show gratitude for the things we have,” stated Roxanne Baker, President of Coast. She continued, “I’m proud of our staff for coming together to make a positive impact in our local community. This is a perfect way to end 2017 and set the tone for the coming year. With the growth we expect, I look forward to what our team can continue to accomplish.”

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About Coast Professional, Inc.

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges and universities, guaranty agencies, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at www.coastprofessional.com


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