FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSEBURG, OR – January 13, 2015
FCR, the premier provider of outsourced live agent call center and business process solutions, announced today that it is partnering with the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay, Oregon to sponsor a clothing drive for the Maslow Project of Coos County.
“We will be sponsoring a screening of the original movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Egyptian Theatre,” said Aaron Grusi, Site Director of FCR’s Coos Bay location. “This is the original film from 1971 starring Gene Wilder. It’s a cult classic and we’re happy to partner with the Egyptian Theatre to sponsor the showing for a good cause,” Grusi added.
“The best part is that it is free and open to the public and the event will help children in need,” said Becca Pica, Human Resources Admin for FCR. “All that we ask is for those attending to bring gently used or new winter clothing to the event for admission.” Pica added, “We will have members of FCR’s Community Alliance Team at the event to collect winter clothing for the Maslow Project of Coos County, a local non-profit that helps homeless children and youth in need. We are hoping for a large turnout so we can help as many kids as possible.”
The event will take place at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay this Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Those attending are asked to bring gently used (clean and in good condition) or new clothing for donation to children and youth between the ages of infancy and 21 years of age. Suggested clothing for donation includes: winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, ear muffs, gloves, mittens, scarves, and socks (new only).
According to the Maslow Project’s website roughly one out of every ten students in Coos County meets the federal definition for being homeless, and the state of Oregon has the highest percentage of homeless children in the nation. The Maslow Project’s mission is to identify homeless kids in need and ensure their basic survival needs (food, clothing, and safety) are met, and to support them as they work towards reaching higher-level goals. In addition to providing basic survival needs, the Maslow Project also focuses on keeping kids in school, teaching them valuable life skills, finishing their education, and attaining employment.
“This is such a worthy cause to support and we are happy to help the Maslow Project provide much needed assistance the children and youth of Coos County,” said Katheryn Carnahan, COO of FCR. “We are also very proud of FCR’s colleagues who volunteer for our Community Alliance Team and who have helped to put this all together in partnership with the Egyptian Theatre.”