STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement, today announced a partnership with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission to fight poverty in Fairfield County and help local families in need. In addition to financial support, Affinion Group will be establishing an ongoing employee volunteer program as part of the partnership, including a year-round calendar of events and activities to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. As the first step in this new partnership Affinion Group has committed to be a Gold Sponsor for Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Great ThanksGiving Project, annually held at Webster Arena in Bridgeport providing over 3,000 turkeys, fixings bags and 15,000 winter coats to area families in need. Affinion Group has made a $70,000 commitment to the Great ThanksGiving Project, including a donation of thousands of gift card codes to local families in need, redeemable at local area stores in Bridgeport and Stratford.
"We're proud to be partnering with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and support their cause of helping local Fairfield County families in need," said Affinion Group Chief Human Resources Officer James Daly. "Fairfield County is our headquarters and home, and our employees have always enthusiastically supported Bridgeport Rescue Mission through annual clothing and food drives. This partnership allows us to expand the relationship with a year round employee volunteer program to support the local community."
Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1993 to address the issues of hunger, homelessness and addiction in Fairfield County. By providing a variety of services to the community, including a food and clothing outreach program, emergency shelters for men, women and children, job training and employment services, Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a leader in the fight against poverty in Southwestern Connecticut.
"We are grateful for this new partnership," said Bridgeport Rescue Mission Executive Director Terry Wilcox. "We are eager to work together to meet the needs in our community and look forward to deepening our relationship with Affinion Group in the coming months."
About Affinion Group
Affinion is one of the world's leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions companies servicing over 250 million consumers with more than 5,500 client partner relationships and over 40 years of experience. We design, administer and fulfill loyalty and customer engagement programs that strengthen and expand the value of relationships for our leading clients around the globe, including many of the largest and most respected companies in the financial services, retail, travel, and internet commerce sectors. Based in Stamford, CT, the Company has over 3,000 employees located in 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.affinion.com.
About Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout coastal Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We fight poverty from the inside out by providing a place of hope and dignity through a yearlong educational program, biblical counseling and case management. We are funded by compassionate individuals, churches, businesses and organizations. For more information on the Mission's programs and services for homeless and men, women and children in need, visit www.BridgeportRescueMission.org.
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