From One Family to Another: Employees at Maxim Healthcare Pay It Forward

Employees Give Their Cash Rewards to Ronald McDonald House Charity

Nov 10, 2011, 10:00 ET from Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees from Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. ( Payroll Department recently donated their cash rewards to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore. Maxim Healthcare employees regularly volunteer at and provide dinner for RMH families. However, the employees from the Payroll Department were so moved by the situation of the families that they chose to give away their personal rewards to the residents of the house in the form of a gift card.

Maxim's Payroll Department recognizes and rewards employees when they maintain a professional attitude, work effectively in a team, or go above and beyond daily operations. While employees may use their rewards on themselves, the team decided to donate these funds to the Ronald McDonald House instead.

"It's really a team effort," says Customer Service Representative Valentine Freezegoode, who is credited with making the suggestion to donate the department's rewards. "I couldn't have done this without my team. My department and my peers are my family. Our culture here at Maxim Healthcare Services is to care for others, and giving back is just an extension of that."

Dawn Dandridge, Customer Service Manager and Freezegoode's supervisor, says their effort "came from the heart. It feels great to give back. Serving dinner to the families at the Ronald McDonald House puts everything into perspective for me. We do great things every day at Maxim Healthcare, but nothing makes me feel the way I do when I leave the Ronald McDonald House."

The Payroll Department employees have now pledged to contribute rewards to the Ronald McDonald House year-round.

Maxim Healthcare Services has been partnering with the Ronald McDonald House since 2009. Maxim regularly organizes volunteer groups to serve dinner and holds "Wish List" drives to support the families throughout the year. For more information on Maxim's community involvement, please visit

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Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. provides medical staffing, home healthcare, and wellness services across the U.S. Founded in 1988, Maxim is focused on delivering quality patient care and a commitment to employee development with an emphasis on customer service. Today Maxim is an established partner in the industry and is constantly evolving to address the needs of the healthcare industry. We regularly research new markets, expand our geographical presence, and diversify our client services. Our innovative approach to managing our clients' needs is the foundation for our success. For more information about Maxim Healthcare Services, visit, learn more about Maxim Healthcare's Homecare solutions, Maxim Staffing, or connect with Maxim Healthcare on LinkedIn..

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