|By Business Wire||
|December 12, 2013 05:00 PM EST||
Central Payment (www.cpay.com) and SpotOn (www.spoton.com) have contributed $60,000 to sponsor GLIDE’S annual holiday Grocery Bag Giveaway (December 18), Zach and Matt Hyman, co-founders and co-managing directors announced today.
Central Payment and SpotOn co-founders and co-managing directors Matt (left) and Zach Hyman flank Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams of GLIDE. The companies have provided $140,000 in funding to GLIDE in the past three years for food programs. (Photo: Business Wire)
In the three years that the companies have participated in the annual event, they have provided more than $140,000 in donations. Employees from both companies also works on a regular basis in the San Francisco-based organization’s kitchen, which annually serves more than 2500 meals per day to the city’s poor, homeless and hungry.
“We are tremendously grateful to SpotOn and Central Payment for not only providing necessary funding but also the people power to help distribute 6000 bags of groceries to individuals and families in need this holiday season,” said GLIDE’s Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams. “The continued commitment year after year to help the GLIDE community shows the true meaning of the holidays.”
During the year, the companies also established a matching contribution program which allows them to increase the support for nonprofit organizations by making commensurate donations to match those made by employees or sales representatives to a nonprofit.
“Our concept of corporate social responsibility is a reflection of our corporate commitment to building successful and sustainable programs for our employees, sales representatives and the communities in which we operate,” said Zach Hyman. “We are privileged to have attained a level of business success which allows us to fulfill this responsibility.
“Our primary focus is on donating to local, regional, and international nonprofits that address children’s and health issues,” he said.
For GLIDE, Central Payment and SpotOn employees also work monthly in the organization’s kitchen to help serve and to prepare food. In addition to the corporate cash contribution, more than 75 employees will help GLIDE staff hand out 6000 full grocery bags during the event.
Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for 50 years. GLIDE is unconditional in its love, support and commitment to the community it serves – providing a range of holistic services from serving 850,000 free meals a year, to providing affordable housing, free or low-cost state-of-the-art healthcare along with dozens of other programs that help to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. With an unwavering commitment grounded in spirituality and emotional understanding, GLIDE is a leading organization for social justice – inspiring the larger community to celebrate humanity through compassion, generosity and acceptance.
About Central Payment
Central Payment, founded in 2005 by twin brothers Matt and Zach Hyman, is nationally-recognized as a leading provider of transaction processing services and social marketing software, providing support to more than 50,000 small, medium and large businesses across the United States. It annually processes more than 4.5 billion in credit card sales and is an Inc. 500 “fastest growing company.”
As one of the fastest growing and most innovative payment processors in the country, the Company provides best in class service based on 24/7 customer care, competitive pricing and technology-based solutions. Employing a combination of a broadly-experienced staff and an entrepreneurial approach to conducting business, the San Rafael-based company is dedicated to maximizing growth and profit opportunities for its customers. Central Payment utilizes innovative terminal and software technology to provide increasingly important wireless and Internet solutions as part of its cost-effective and seamless approach to payment and transaction processing.
SpotOn, founded in 2010, offers a consumer-facing loyalty platform and a merchant-facing marketing machine to more than 6000 retail businesses across the country. For more than two million consumers, SpotOn eliminates the need to carry multiple punch cards with a seamless digital check-in to access rewards and perks. Using SpotOn's tablet-based dashboard, merchants now have an entirely new and simple way to connect with their customers using social, mobile and email marketing. With one click, merchants can learn more about their customers by viewing typical spend and campaign redemption activity. SpotOn was founded by serial entrepreneurs with decades of experience helping local businesses increase profits with technology solutions. SpotOn is headquartered in San Rafael, CA, with offices in Chicago, IL. More information is available at www.spoton.com.