Paycom Software, Inc. recently donated $125,000 to provide support for foster families and homeless youth.
“Investing in the community is at the forefront of Paycom’s culture, and communities start with strong, stable families,” said Brad Smith, chief information officer at Paycom. “From Paycom’s beginning, CEO Chad Richison has emphasized the significance of supporting the needs of those in our community, and this year, we’re grateful for the continued opportunity to leave a lasting impact on those who need it most this holiday season.”
Paycom presented a $75,000 check to The Anna’s House Foundation, a local nonprofit with a mission of providing immediate, stable homes for Oklahoma children in state custody. Employees also participated in a toy drive for Anna’s House as well.
“Our employees always look forward to the annual toy drive and the opportunity to spread holiday cheer to foster kids and families,” Smith said. “The Anna’s House Foundation is an organization near and dear to our hearts, and it’s an honor and privilege to support such an impactful organization.”
Paycom has a longstanding partnership with The Anna’s House Foundation. Since 2016, the HR tech company has donated critical supplies and nearly $465,000 to the local organization, helping Anna’s House offer invaluable hope and resources to foster children and families across the state.
“The holidays should be a season of joy and celebration, but for foster children, it can be a very difficult time,” said Katherine Craig, executive director at Anna’s House. “With this generous donation, we were able to give our children the Christmas experience they deserve. We’re so grateful to have compassionate community partners like Paycom that are dedicated to strengthening foster families.”
In addition, Paycom employees across the nation also participated in the monthly giving initiative, raising $25,000 to benefit National Foster Parent Association (NFPA), a national nonprofit that provides foster families opportunities for advocacy, networking and education.
“Family foster care is an integral facet of the child welfare system, and it’s critical that these families receive the necessary resources so that the children in their care are safe, cherished and able to reach their full potential,” said Arnold “Arnie” Eby, director at NFPA. “Thanks to Paycom’s donation, we are able to further fulfill this vital mission and ensure foster children across the country receive the quality, comprehensive care they need and deserve.”
Paycom also donated $25,000 to Promise House, a North Texas-based organization that provides homeless or runaway youth with emergency shelter, counseling, educational support, advocacy, outreach services and more.
“Youth homelessness is a serious and chronic issue in our community that can be prevented by giving youth the shelter, support and resources they need for safety and success,” said Charles M. Wolford II, chief executive officer at Promise House. “Our vision is that every youth has a safe and nurturing place to call home, and with Paycom’s contribution, we are that much closer to making this a reality.”
Since 1984, Promise House has provided life-saving care to thousands of youth experiencing homeless. Last year alone, the organization served more than 2,000 clients, offering stability, safety and hope for a better future to the youth who need it most.
Last month’s donations come as part of Paycom’s ongoing giving campaign, in which employees have the opportunity to donate to a variety of local and national causes. Additional ways they give back include volunteer events and service initiatives that strengthen families and communities.