ConServe Supports Camp Good Days and the Matthew Foster Foundation

ConServe Employees Support Families Affected by Cancer

Rochester, N.Y. – ConServe employees, along with the company's "Matching Gift Program," donated $8,600 through its "Jeans for Charity" program in June to Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. and the Matthew Foster Foundation.

"A key part of our ConServe mission is that we are dedicated to improving the human condition, and one of the ways we do this for our community is through our 'Jeans for Charity' program, in which we select a different charity, frequently smaller local charities, to support every month," said George Huyler, PHR, Vice President of Human Resources at ConServe. "I am always very impressed by the commitment of our employees to our community. Over 400 of our employees donated to this program for the month of June."

For Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization that provides free summer camp experiences to families affected by cancer, donations like ConServe's were especially crucial after the damage experienced from flooding in May.

"It's heartwarming to see the support from the employees of ConServe," said Phil Martello, Communications Director at Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. "Their support and generosity could not come at a better time for Camp Good Days. We're still picking up the pieces from the flood damage we sustained, and cannot thank ConServe enough for their donation."

The Matthew Foster Foundation also supports families affected by cancer by providing financial assistance. From buying groceries, to helping with mortgage payments, medical bills and travel expenses, the Foundation is committed to serving families in the Buffalo and Western New York area.

"My son, Matthew, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 17," said Burt Foster, President of the Matthew Foster Foundation.  "In his short time with us, he made a positive impact on everyone he met. Matthew inspires my family and I to continue his legacy by supporting families right here in our community who are impacted by cancer. To date we have helped over 425 families in the Western New York area and with ConServe's donation, we can continue our mission."

About ConServe

Founded in 1985, Continental Service Group, Inc. (d/b/a: ConServe), has provided accounts receivable management services in the higher education, government and commercial markets. The mission of ConServe is simply: "ConServe is dedicated to satisfying the needs of its Clients in a manner consistent with improving the human condition, and that will foster the development of long-term, profitable business relationships with our Clients, our employees, our vendors and the community as a whole."

ConServe was ranked as the #1 performing Small Business collection agency on the U.S. Department of Education's student loan collection contract from 2004-2010. In 2009, ConServe was again awarded a long term contract by the Department of Education.

ConServe has also achieved the ACA International Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification. Less than 1% of collection agencies nationwide offer the benefits of this certification to their Clients. This designation is the collection industry's standard for quality management. ConServe was a recipient of the Rochester Business Ethics Award, listed on the Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing companies, named a Rochester Top 100 company 11 times in the last 12 years, named by insideARM.com as the Best Places to Work in Collections and earned the Greater Rochester Quality Control's Customer Excellence Award.

About Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. 

Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities.

Founded over 30 years ago by Gary Mervis to provide a residential camping program for his daughter, Teddi Mervis, along with 62 other children with cancer from Upstate New York, Camp Good Days has grown to become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world.

All of the programs and services at Camp Good Days and Special Times are offered free of charge for the participants and are only made possible because of their many successful fundraising events and the generous donations from individuals and organizations in the community. Camp Good Days Maintains its own Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake, where the residential camping programs take place. The Camp Good Days' Headquarters and Volunteer Training Center is located in Mendon, NY and Camp Good Days also maintains offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, and Ithaca, NY. For more information, please visit: www.campgooddays.org.

About the Matthew Foster Foundation

The Matthew Foster Foundation was established by the family and friends of Matthew Foster in February 1999 after they lost Matthew to a 25 month battle with cancer. Inspired by the positive influence Matthew had on the lives of everyone he met, his family and friendly honor his legacy by helping families who are affected by cancer. The Foundation's mission is to assist families with children that are suffering from cancer by providing financial assistance to cover some of their extraordinary costs.

The Foundation works closely with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Essential Care, Women's and Children's Hospital and other local organizations. These organizations identify families of children with cancer that are having a difficult time with the huge financial burden that accompanies their battle. After these needs are identified and qualified the Foundation provides families with financial assistance. For more information, please visit: www.matthewfosterfoundation.com.

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