At Alliance Data, we believe it’s critical to give back to the communities where we live and work — in fact, giving back is one of our core values. Our generous associates contribute their time, talents and other resources to our communities across the country, making a true difference. In this spirit, we partner with a number of local and national organizations to give back in three philanthropic focus areas: children, education and hunger.
First, we support the well-being of children. We know that approximately 15 million children in the United States are living in households with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. Therefore, our first commitment is to meeting the basic needs for children to thrive and grow, contributing to their overall health, safety and well-being.
Once those needs are met, it is critical to support access to a quality education for children in our communities. We commit to providing resources to improve education outcomes, helping to develop and prepare underserved youth for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.
Finally, we are dedicated to increasing access to healthy food for the hungry. In 13% (15.8 million) of households were food insecure. We are committed to providing emergency food assistance to neighbors struggling with hunger, and to seeking out long-term solutions to fight food insecurity for those who are unsure of where their next meal may come from.
Just as we strive to be deliberately different in serving our brand partners, we also endeavor to stand out in the ways we give back. When we partner with a non-profit organization, we don’t just write a check. In addition to our financial support, we leverage Team Alliance Data! Our associates volunteer, collect items needed, learn about the mission and help to spread the word.
I’m so excited for what is ahead in 2017 and the impact we hope to have in each one of the communities where our associates live and work. Stay tuned for updates about how we’re giving back throughout the year on KnowMoreSellMore.com, and for additional information, email me at Vanessa.VanAtta@alliancedata.com.
Vanessa Van Atta
Manager of Community Relations & Philanthropy