Collector - August 2017 - 34
Sarah Landon, Ashley Bridges and Mike Yankoski participated in American Profit Recovery's March Madness bracket during Collectors Challenge Month.
North American Credit Services held its popular People's Choice
Chili Cook-Off Competition as part of Collectors Challenge Month.
planning activities, including favorites from
past events and new ideas, in March. Among
other things, Pro Com Services of Illinois
held a raffle, silent auction, board game
day, Taco Tuesday and a series of dress-up
days such as "Twin Day" and "Hat Day"
to support the ACAEF. "We bring back
favorites that staff has enjoyed each year and
we try to add something new each year to
keep it exciting," Cline said. "It seems like a
lot to put together, but it's not."
Williams & Fudge employees participated
in Collectors Challenge by donating
approximately $220 to the ACAEF. The
company held its annual cornhole game
tournament and provided opportunities for
employees to donate money and earn prizes,
such as a parking pass and vacation days.
For its ninth year in the Collectors
Challenge, American Profit Recovery held
several fundraisers, including casual dress
days, the annual March Madness bracket
contest, an egg hunt and golf putt contest.
Employees also donated money for the
chance to participate in the "Putt to Win"
contest, including a 75-foot-long golf putt
across the office. The company raised $1,778
for the ACAEF. "We offer our employees
several different options (and price ranges)
to donate to the Collectors Challenge
fund," said American Profit Recovery's
Administration Manager Melissa Mallia.
Another regular participant in Collectors
Challenge, Agency of Credit Control, held
a raffle to raise money during the month
as well as an outdoor barbecue. One of
the company's collectors, Thor Hauth,
volunteered to take one for the team and
(gently) took a pie to the face for a good
cause, according to Zinah Borgia, legal
accounts manager and organizer of the
company's Collectors Challenge activities.
With a company match, Agency of Credit
Control donated more than $600 to the
ACAEF. "This is such a wonderful event
for so many reasons and we're thrilled to be
able to participate each year," Borgia said.
"We participate in the Collectors Challenge
for a few reasons: one, ACA International
is immensely important to what we do and
the support derived from ACA's efforts is
immeasurable, [and] two, it's our way of
paying it forward and helping others whose
efforts help support our industry."
Helvey and Associates, a past participant
in Collectors Challenge, returned to the
event with a cornhole tournament, walka-thon, dress-up day and more. With
the company's match to the fundraiser, it
donated $580 to the ACAEF.
Sunrise Credit Services, which has been
participating in Collectors Challenge
Month since 2010, this year held a silent
auction, bake sale and "film-raiser" to
see Beauty and the Beast. "Our company
believes strongly in education, family and
giving back," said Dawn Simmons, vice
president of training and quality assurance
at Sunrise Credit Services. "Participating
in the Collectors Challenge Month allows
us to demonstrate all of those principles.
It also allows us to show how Sunrise
Credit Services comes together as a family
to support educating children and young
adults in financial literacy." The company
donated $4,150 to the ACAEF.
This year, the ACAEF offered a new
contest for Collectors Challenge participants
to win one of five $1,000 Loomer-Mortenson