ConServe's Jeans for Charity Program Gives Back to Their Neighbors

Employees Donate to Hillside Special Santa and the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

Rochester, N.Y. – The employees of Continental Service Group, Inc., d.b.a. ConServe, in conjunction with the company's "Matching Gift Program" made a generous contribution in November to support the efforts of the Hillside Special Santa holiday giving program for the Hillside Family of Agencies and the Veterans Outreach Center Inc.  Through its Jeans for Charity, a program in which ConServe employees can elect to participate in monthly charitable donations in exchange for the option of wearing jeans to work, employees have the opportunity to "give back" to their local communities. Symbolizing ConServe's commitment to its corporate mission of improving the human condition, the Rochester, N.Y-based organization and its employees strived to make the holiday season a bit more cheerful for their community neighbors.

"For more than 30 years, thousands of children and families have enjoyed happier holidays thanks to Hillside Special Santa and the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community," said Thomas Hildebrandt, President of Hillside Children's Foundation. "ConServe is a valued business in the community and we deeply appreciate their assistance in making this season brighter for so many youth in need."

Stacy Bartl, Public Relations and Communications Manager at ConServe, adds "ConServe is proud to support the Hillside Special Santa holiday program as well as the Veterans Outreach Center Inc. as they serve and empower the members of our local community." She continues "ConServe employees commit every day to doing the right thing, at the right time, the right way.  Helping to improve the human condition is part of our corporate mission statement and our team of talented professionals take great pride in giving back to their local communities as they exemplify the true meaning of this commitment."

Todd Baxter, Executive Director, Veterans Outreach Center states "We have been incredibly proud to have the support of ConServe in recent years as we have worked to improve and expand services for the 68,000 veterans in the Rochester region, and now since 2014 for the 79,000 veterans of Erie and Niagara Counties as well. To know that these wonderful folks have recognized us yet again and are contributing to our mission to serve their friends, family, and neighbors who are veterans of the United States Armed Services is a true gift. Thank you, ConServe, for your commitment to our community and to our heroes!"

About ConServe

ConServe has been ranked as a top-performer by the federal government during specific performance periods. Representing less than 1% of collection agencies nationwide, ConServe has achieved the ACA International Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification, representing the collection industry's standard for quality management, and has completed the SSAE 16 Type II Engagement. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, ConServe is a recipient of the Rochester Business Ethics Award, has repeatedly appeared on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and has been named a Rochester Top 100 company 13 times in the last 14 years.  ConServe has been voted a Best Place to Work in Collections (for the last three consecutive years) and was recognized in 2015 as the #1 Top Workplace in Rochester, N.Y.    Training magazine named ConServe on its Top 125 list of organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world,  Dale Carnegie has awarded ConServe with the 2015 Enthusiasm Award for maintaining a dynamic corporate culture and the Greater Rochester Quality Council has presented ConServe with both the Customer Excellence and Operations Excellence Awards.

About Veterans Outreach Center

Founded locally in 1973 by returning Vietnam veterans, the Veterans Outreach Center remains anchored in the local communities and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Through the generosity of the community, all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.

Their mission is to provide comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy while striving to be the Nation's best provider of community-centered supportive services for veteran families.

Visit the Veterans Outreach Center online at:

About Hillside Special Santas

Hillside Special Santa is the holiday giving program for Hillside Family of Agencies. This program benefits youth and families who receive residential, community-based, day treatment and/or customized services throughout New York State and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Many families of these youth find themselves in need of assistance during the holiday season. As a result of the continuous dedication and generosity of the communities in which our services are offered, the Hillside Special Santa program is able to collaborate with staff and families to provide 3 gifts to each of the youth receiving services, as well as any of their siblings or children residing in that home.

Visit Hillside Special Santa online at:

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