HELPING HANDS: PREPPING KIDS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
AUSTIN, TX, August 9, 2010 — Employees of Austin-based business consultancy Chasse Consulting Sales Strategies Inc. were on hand Monday to volunteer at the annual Manos de Cristo Back-to-School Program.
The event allows more than 2,000 pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students and their parents to visit with Manos volunteers to choose school supplies, backpacks and clothing for the upcoming school year. Chasse employees offered their time as part of the company’s annual charity initiative.
“It’s an experience I am wonderfully grateful for,” Chasse technical writer Sheryl Floyd said. “In many ways I think, as employees, we gained more satisfaction than the kids did, simply because not only did we send them off with supplies but with smiles too, and, hopefully, excitement for the new year.”
Community service is a guiding principle of the Chasse company mission. Employees are encouraged annually to dedicate 10 percent of their skill or resources to a charitable event of their choosing, a company practice since 2002. President and CEO Beverly Chasse, a current member of Manos de Cristos board of directors, is also heavily involved in community service, including work with the West Hills Presbyterian Church and various national and international philanthropic organizations like World Vision, Charity: Water and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She also recently spent two weeks in Zambia, Africa where she met with locals to discuss the need for education around AIDS and the need to address key issues such as the lack of food and a sanitary water supply.
“Manos de Cristo provides critical programs to our Austin impoverished. To give back to this community of wonderful people is simply the right thing to do,” Chasse said. “As an organization, the Chasse Consulting team thrives on working with Manos de Cristo. It is a blessing that we have the means help, and I hope that more people discover this wonderful charity.”
About Manos de Cristo Founded in 1988, Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income individuals through a variety of community programs including adult education classes, a food pantry, a clothes closet and dental clinics. Through the support it receives from individuals, churches, businesses and foundations, Manos is able to help more than 15,000 people in central Texas each year. For more information, you can visit www.manosdecristo.org.
About Chasse Consulting Chasse Consulting is a leading provider of sales solutions and services focused on sales organizations. Companies such as Adobe and IBM have invested in the unique tools and services of Chasse Consulting to develop sales strategies, improve forecasting accuracy, aid in mergers and acquisitions, and finally, enhance sales performance. Customers have seen up to a 400% increase in the number of sales since implementing Chasse solutions. For more information, please visit, www.chasseconsulting.com.