The combined total from donations at the Expo and through Select’s corporate donation site reached an incredible $4,316, in addition to approximately 600 pounds of food items also collected. Donations were then tripled with the help of Feeding America, Bank of America Foundation’s pledge to give $2 for every $1 donated nationally, for a grand total of $12,330 in cash to the local nonprofit. These contributions equate to over 53,000 meals to needy members of Santa Barbara County through the organization’s distribution channels.
“The generosity and selflessness of the Santa Barbara community is astonishing and continues to amaze all of us at Select Staffing each year,” says Steve Sorensen, Chairman and CEO of The Select Family of Staffing Companies. “It is wonderful to see people from all walks of life come together to support such a worthy cause.”
Select Staffing served as title sponsor for the Santa Barbara International Marathon, and its employees accepted canned goods and monetary donations from race participants as they retrieved their registration packets. In preparation for the event, Select managed all marketing and communication activities to the nearly 6,000 registered participants. In exchange for donations, Select generously supplied over $1,500 of gift items and rewards, including runner’s pace tattoos (a temporary tattoo that helps runners stick to their pace), pedometers, environmentally conscious water bottles, and more.
“We were thrilled to hear from Select Staffing again this year with their wishes to host a fund-raiser and food drive to benefit our organization,” says Jane Lindsey, Chief Development & Resource Officer for the Foodbank. “The generosity of those who gave is beyond anything we could have asked for. As a nonprofit that is supported through donations and countless hours put in by volunteers, we cannot thank Select Staffing and the marathon participants enough for their contributions. It is great to know that with this help, we are all taking the steps needed to provide nutritious food and education to those in need this holiday season.”
This year, the fourth-annual Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon saw significant participation increases, offering registrations to 2,300 more runners than in 2011. Due to the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and the cancellation of the New York Marathon, many runners chose to enter this race as it is a qualifying opportunity for the prestigious Boston Marathon.
Sorensen continues, “As Santa Barbara’s largest private employer, we are proud to be an integral part of our local community. We saw a great opportunity to benefit the lives of others and did not hesitate to take aggressive action. The participants in the Marathon and Half-Marathon have shown their dedication and determination toward reaching a challenging goal, and we knew they would be an incredible help and contributor to the cause. I could not be happier with the support from our Select Staffing colleagues, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara, and the race participants.”
Donations to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County are collected year-round to support the needs of the community. If you would like to contribute to this cause, visit their website at: foodbanksbc.org. The 2013 Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013 and registrations are currently being accepted here.
About The Select Family of Staffing Companies
The Select Family of Staffing Companies offers premier workforce management services, including recruiting and screening professional job candidates, payroll and time attendance management, on-site supervision, and specialty staffing solutions to a wide variety of client companies, including manufacturing, industrial, clerical, administrative, accounting, finance, information technology, and professional services. Select is the only staffing agency to have ever won the Risk & Insurance Industry’s highest award – Risk Manager of the Year.
Founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1985, The Select Family of Staffing Companies is one of the nation’s top 10 staffing agencies, as ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts. The company operates as Select Staffing®, Remedy Intelligent Staffing®, Select Truckers Plus®, Westaff®, and RemX® Specialty Staffing. It also has divisions focused on professional development training (Power Training Institute) and Managed Services Program (SinglePoint Solutions).
For more information on The Select Family of Staffing Companies, please visit the company’s website at selectfamily.com.