Corizon Raises Over $12,000 To Support Children Of Incarcerated Parents
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., —Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced that it has raised over $12,000 to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Program through the first half of this year.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Program was selected as one of Corizon’s corporate charities for 2013 and granted an initial corporate gift of $5,000. In addition to this gift, Corizon’s corporate and operations office employees in Nashville and St. Louis raised an additional $7,000+ for the program over the summer. Fundraisers included “Bowl for Kids,” the sale of casual days, cash donations, etc.
“The Amachi Program is a wonderful program that provides extra support to kids who need it the most,” said Cindy Schupp, Missouri Regional Director and Chairman of Corizon’s Company Culture Committee. “Our employees have really supported this effort that is so applicable to our industry, and have raised money through community events, office-wide initiatives and generous pocketbooks.”
The Amachi Program is a specialized Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative that provides additional support and guidance to children with an incarcerated parent. “Amachi”, a Nigerian word for hope, literally translates to “who knows but what God has brought us through this child.” The program strives to help children realize what they can achieve and support them with their goals.
Other charities Corizon employees are supporting in 2013 include: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Nashville Rescue Mission, Children’s Hospital of St. Louis, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, United Way and World Down Syndrome Day.
Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 427 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 327,000 inmates in 29 states. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and the operational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Corizon is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. For more information, please visit www.corizonhealth.com.