After taking care of business, we help take care of others.
BluePay and CDI Raise Funds for the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. This longstanding not-for-profit organization depends solely on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
During the holiday season, employees participated in a charity raffle and raised $560 for the American Red Cross, to which BluePay contributed an additional $1000. Disasters can strike at any time, and BluePay is proud to support an organization that provides relief for so many people in their time of need.
BluePay Brings Joy to Children through Toys for Tots Program
Originated in 1947, the Toys for Tots Program collects new and unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children at Christmas. The program’s goal is to deliver a message of hope to these children and help them grow up to become responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.
In 2018, BluePay became an official drop-off site for the DuPage County Toys for Tots campaign, locally coordinated by the Marine Corps League Detachment #399 of Wheaton, Illinois. Over $300 worth of toys were collected for tots up to tweens. The BluePay team continually looks for ways to make a positive impact throughout the holiday season and beyond.
BluePay Continues Mission to End Breast Cancer
As the world’s largest nonprofit breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen® provides funding for research and real-time assistance for those stricken with the disease. Each October, BluePay employees come together to raise awareness for the cause. On Friday, October 19th, 2018, the team donned their pink gear and participated in a charity raffle. Including company match, a total of $1226 was raised for the Chicagoland chapter. BluePay is proud to support this worthwhile organization.
BluePay Holds Charity Raffle to Benefit JDRF
JDRF is the leading organization funding research to end type 1 diabetes. This autoimmune disease affects both adults and children, and it can strike at any time without warning. There is no way to prevent it, and there is currently no cure.
BluePay encourages its team members to give back to the communities where they live and work. Each company event includes a fundraising effort for different types of charities throughout the Chicagoland area. At this year’s summer outing, employees participated in a charity raffle benefitting JDRF, which featured a variety of prizes from Google, Amazon, Samsung, and more. Altogether with company match, $1,420 was raised for the foundation.
BluePay & CDI Turn Hunger Into Hope at Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit that provides nutritional meals specifically formulated for malnourished children around the globe. Monetary donations fund the ingredients (rice, vegetables, soy, and vitamin-packed flavoring), while volunteers hand-pack the meals.
In June 2018, a team of BluePay and CDI employees were hard at work packing meals at the FMSC location in Aurora, Illinois. Combined with the other groups that participated, they packaged 45,576 meals – enough meals to feed 124 kids for an entire year! BluePay is honored to support this worthy cause, and is proud of its employees who continue to volunteer on a regular basis.
BluePay and CDI Give Back to the Greater Chicago Food Depository
'Tis the season to give back! The BluePay Naperville, Chicago, and CDI offices recently participated in a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD).
With company match, the BluePay and CDI teams raised a total of $2,160 for GCFD. Our donation will provide 12,960 meals for needy families across the area.
A member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has provided food for hungry people in Cook County since 1979 and strives to end hunger in the community. BluePay is proud to support this organization and we look forward to supporting more charitable causes in the future.
Fridays were better in Flip Flops at BluePay
During select Fridays in the summer, BluePay employees were provided the opportunity to wear flip flops for a good cause! In exchange for wearing flip flops, employees were asked to donate $5 to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Several BluePay employees, who decided not to wear flip flops, found it in their hearts to still donate to this worthy cause.
BluePay team members raised $420, and with a company match, we sent the Wounded Warrior Project a check for $840.
BluePay is committed to serving the communities in which we live and work, and we will continue to have “fun”draising opportunities like this in the future.
BluePay Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities and Brings Happiness to Local Children
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana has provided parents and families of sick children with medical, lodging, and financial support for over 40 years. Just several miles from BluePay headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, Edwards Hospital offers a Ronald McDonald Family Room for families whose children and newborns are receiving treatment at the hospital. It is a home away from home for parents and families either visiting or staying overnight, complete with a kitchenette, two sleeping rooms with private bathrooms, a television area, computer stations and multiple sitting areas. It is completely staffed by volunteers who help make the room a home. Recently, BluePay visited the Family Room and donated over $400 of toys, games, and art supplies that filled 20 gift bags for toddlers up to teens being treated in the hospital. The BluePay team plans to do more for the charity, including providing meals for the families staying at the facility.
BluePay Contributes to Hair Cares NFP in Support of Local Not-For-Profits
Art + Science is a cutting-edge salon in Chicago bringing together the creativity and craft of artists, visionaries, and stylists to every service. The salon is focused on making a difference in the communities through its Hair Cares NFP program and annual Art and Soul fundraising event. BluePay is proud to support the not-for-profit program and donated $300 to the 2016 event supporting the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago.
The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization our Executive Chairman, John Rante, has been passionate about for some time now. This organization devotes resources to wounded American veterans across the country, helping to heal their minds and bodies, and provide assistance for financial well-being. In the spirit of giving, the BluePay team was challenged to raise $1,000 for The Wounded Warrior Project at the company’s annual holiday party. BluePay team members opened up their hearts and wallets and raised $2,300 in one hour, to which BluePay matched 100 percent, for an impressive grand total contribution of $4,600 to this worthy cause. BluePay has donated over $7,000 to the organization since 2014.
At BluePay’s corporate headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, the office building displays an Angel Tree in the lobby decorated with tags for children in the Family Focus program. This local organization promotes the well-being of children by supporting and strengthening families within their communities. Teen and adult parents are eligible to receive assistance with child development education and skills training, developmental health screenings, afterschool programs, and much more. In addition to the Angel Tags sponsored by BluePay employees, the company donated over $500 in unwrapped toys to the organization. In some cases, this is the only gift the child will receive this holiday season.
For the second consecutive year, the BluePay offices were a sea of pink as team members came dressed to show their support for breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 9, 2015. In addition to the fun pink cupcakes, accessories, and even rubber ducks, employees contributed money to a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Chicagoland Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The group generated an amazing total of $865, and the winner graciously donated back a portion of his earnings. BluePay was proud to present Susan G. Komen with a check for $565.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the BluePay team donned their pink on Friday, October 17, 2014, to show their support for families, friends, survivors and victims of the devastating disease. With 1.3 million women and men diagnosed annually, everyone knows someone who has been affected by one of the most prevalent cancers in the world today. Employees took a moment to recognize affected family members and friends by writing their names on a centrally located whiteboard in the office. In addition to their pink apparel, employees accessorized with “BluePay Cares” pink ribbons and pink cause bracelets with the words “Faith, Hope, Strength and Courage.” Sweet treats, including pink ribbon bagels and cupcakes, rounded out the day.
This summer, at the Fresh Meadow Golf Club in Hillside, Illinois, BluePay hosted an employee charity golf outing to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. We’re proud to say that the event raised $1,500 in employee donations to the organization!
The Wounded Warrior project is an organization dedicated to helping injured service men and women overcome physical, emotional and financial obstacles.