Thursday, February 07, 2013
Coupons.com Rolls Up Its Sleeves at InnVision Shelters to Fight Bay Area Homelessness and Hunger
Coupons for Change Philanthropy Program Enables Employees to Give Back
Mountain View, CA – February 7, 2013 - Coupons for Change, the philanthropic arm of Coupons.com Incorporated, is kicking off its second annual Community Days, during which Coupons.com employees volunteer to fight hunger and homelessness in the Bay Area through InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN). On February 7th and 8th, hundreds of Coupons.com employees will spend the day volunteering and giving back at four different InnVision Shelter Network shelters. IVSN is the leading nonprofit provider of housing and supportive services for homeless families and adults in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula.
“Coupons for Change is dedicated to fighting homelessness and hunger in our community and committed to educating parents on how to create healthy, well-balanced meals for their families,” said Michele Boal, chief philanthropy officer of Coupons for Change and co-founder of Coupons.com Incorporated. “The Coupons for Change team has worked closely with InnVision Shelter Network to determine the scope of projects that will provide the biggest impact at their facilities. We look forward to going out as a company and rolling up our sleeves to create a warm, welcoming environment for the organization’s clients to show we care.”
Changing focus from work behind a desk to the task at hand, employees will engage in a wide range of interior and exterior improvements, including painting rooms and murals, knocking down walls, setting up computer facilities, installing flooring and lighting, landscaping, and preparing a special Valentine’s Day luncheon for mothers and children.
“Coupons.com continues to be one of our leading corporate partners in terms of both volunteering and financial giving,” said Jaynie Neveras, InnVision Shelter Network senior manager of community partnerships. “Their commitment to improving the lives of our clients is unparalleled, and we are grateful for the impact the Coupons.com team is making here in the Bay Area.”
Volunteering support will be provided at the following InnVision Shelter Network facilities:
- Commercial Street Inn, which provides emergency shelter for women and children, with support to secure permanent housing.
- Georgia Travis Center, which is a primary gateway for emergency assistance for homeless women and children and a safe place to help families get back on their feet.
- Julian Street Inn, which provides short-term emergency shelter to individual men and women diagnosed with mental illness.
- Montgomery Street Inn, which provides homeless men, including many Veterans, with emergency shelter, case management, employment assistance, and other supportive services.
About Coupons for Change
Coupons for Change is the philanthropic arm of Coupons.com Incorporated, the leader in digital coupons. Coupons for Change is dedicated to fighting homelessness and hunger in our community and committed to educating parents on how to create healthy, well-balanced meals for their families. Through its free website, www.CouponsforChange.org, Coupons for Change is dedicated to empowering those who want to give back, but don’t always have the time or resources. By simply using free coupons on CouponsforChange.org, users of the site will be stretching their own dollars, while at the same time, providing meals for children and their families struggling with hunger. When consumers use coupons from the Coupons for Change website, a portion of the money from each coupon will go to Feeding America. Every three coupons used will provide a meal to children and families.
Coupons for Change offers coupons from some of the world’s top brands, including Clorox, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark and Kraft Foods. To start printing coupons via Coupons for Change visit www.couponsforchange.org. Visit Coupons for Change on Facebook at www.facebook.com/couponsforchange.
About InnVision Shelter Network
InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter/housing and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. IVSN operates 18 major sites from San Jose to Daly City, providing emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing, along with a vast array of supportive resources to help clients secure a place to call home. IVSN is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. InnVision Shelter Network supports over 20,000 homeless men, women, and children annually. For more information, visit www.ivsn.org.