YCC’s Spirit of Giving
January 24, 2017, Ogden, Utah
– This past holiday season DAKCS Software Systems partnered with PDCflow to sponsor a family of 4 children providing new winter coats, clothing and toys from each child’s wish list during YCC’s Spirit of Giving Program. This program provides Christmas gifts for many of the children at YCC who would not otherwise get anything for Christmas. With the support of many local companies and individual sponsors during the initiative, YCC was able to provide 658 children a Christmas morning filled with gifts!
Your Community Connection (YCC) Family Crisis Center, a local Ogden non-profit organization, recently expanded their shelter and had received applications for 124 more children than in 2015. YCC is dedicated to saving and changing the lives of individuals and families in the Ogden community and includes a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center providing services 24/7 to victims and their children.
“YCC Family Crisis Center owes a debt of gratitude to the great companies, DAKCS and PDCflow and to all the wonderful people who work there,” says Julee Smith, Executive Director of YCC. “The companies stepped right up in December and made a huge difference for those families who come to YCC for safety and help. These awesome people gave Christmas to four children who would have gone without gifts otherwise.”
Julee Smith, Executive Director of YCC continues, “They also did a clothing drive (many of the clients who come to YCC only have the clothes on their backs). When it’s cold and stormy outside, the need for clothing at YCC goes up dramatically and these amazing people didn’t stop there. They raised money that will go to feed the families who are living here. Wow! YCC wants to give a huge shout out to DAKCS and PDCflow for making such a difference in helping YCC save and change lives!”
During the Spirit of Giving initiative, DAKCS and PDCflow employees worked together and shopped for each child and brought unwrapped gifts to the shelter. In addition to the initiative DAKCS Software, a leader in Accounts Receivable management and collection software and PDCflow, a leading provider of payment processing solutions, teamed up to collect gently used warm clothing and career dress items, along with cash donations for YCC victims and their children.
“This was an incredible experience, and the concept of donating career clothing attire put a different spin on the clothing drive. Some of the victims who stay at the center have to start over and rebuild their lives. While going on job interviews, the impact of dress presentation can make a huge difference for these individuals. By providing career clothes along with many other items to those in need, YCC offers a unique place for the betterment for Utah individuals and families. It was an honor to be a part of this program,” says Ashlee Hyden, Director of Marketing at DAKCS.
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