Santa Ana, CA (PressExposure) December 13, 2011 -- Partnership to improve the lives of youth and families in Orange County, CA
For a second consecutive year, Meritus Payment Solutions will donate to StandUp for Kids and Families Forward in an effort to help families maintain self-sufficiency and homeless youth improve their lives in Orange County.
Contributions include providing warm meals and fulfilling gift wish lists for individual youths and entire families. Over 100 people will receive support this year.
Next year, Meritus will institute an internship and employment program with both organizations. Youths will be invited to participate at the headquarters location to gain on-the-job training while unemployed adults will be given first consideration for open job opportunities.
"It's encouraging to think we can make a difference in our local community," says Alan Kleinman, Principal of Meritus Payment Solutions. "We're proud of our consistent and growing efforts and feel it complements our ethics in the workplace. We look forward to increasing our philanthropic activities in the coming years."
About StandUp for Kids Stand Up for Kids helps homeless and street kids stabilize and improve their lives. In cities across America, volunteers find street kids and assure them that someone cares about them. The focus goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet.Learn more at http://www.standupforkids.org
About Families Forward Families Forward helps local families in crisis achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. The comprehensive services include career coaching, life-skills education, and food assistance. Learn more at http://www.families-forward.org