WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associates atING DIRECT USA are kicking off their annual Orange Days of Giving on Thursday, August 16. Acting on their belief in giving back to their community, more than 500 Associate volunteers will lend a helping hand to 13 nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware.
"ING DIRECT values the opportunity to touch lives and make visible contributions to the areas where we work and serve," said Jim Kelly, Head of Direct Bank, ING DIRECT USA. "Our Orange Days of Giving and the transformations we achieve for our community partners are a source of great pride for many of our Associates and something we look forward to each year."
For this year's Orange Days of Giving, ING DIRECT partnered with local schools and organizations in Delaware with a particular emphasis on helping and empowering children including:
West End Neighborhood House
Boys and Girls Club of Delaware
East Side Charter School
Children & Families First of Delaware
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council
Meals on Wheels Delaware
Communities in Schools Delaware
Junior Achievement of Delaware
Latin American Community Center
Food Bank of Delaware
Wilmington Head Start
William Hicks Community Center
From painting to tutoring, more than 500 ING DIRECT Associates will be making the most of their day by helping others. Since Orange Days of Giving kicked off six years ago, ING DIRECT Associates throughout the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast locations have dedicated more than 69,000 hours toward charitable causes that support the bank's mission of assisting communities through economic empowerment, financial education and life skills.
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