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NewsJun 10, 2013

Credera Serves Local Communities

Credera Team

Credera employees served local Dallas and Denver communities on Friday, May 17th, during the second annual Credera Service Day. This company-wide initiative offered approximately 150 Credera employees the opportunity to engage in meaningful volunteer activities supporting Mercy Street and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

“Credera Service Day is a day where we give our time, talent, and treasure to further a cause much greater than ourselves,” said Laura Looney, Credera Office Manager and Service Day coordinator. Even if only one life was impacted in a positive way, then it’s all worth it.”

“Our hope, as leaders of Credera, is to inspire our teams to serve the communities where we live – not because people need a handout, but because people need help,” said David Dobat, Credera Vice President. “For employees who have served in a similar capacity, we hope Credera Service Day will inspire them to serve more. For those who have not volunteered, our hope is to inspire them to think of opportunities to serve beyond themselves.”

Serving Others

Credera’s carefully orchestrated Service Day spanned locations throughout West Dallas and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.  Specifically, service projects targeted the Boys & Girls Clubs’ gardens, Mercy Street Bike Shop & Sports Closet, Mercy Street “Field of Dreams” baseball field, Carr Elementary, Carver Elementary, and Earhart Elementary.

Service activities included:

  • Building, repairing and painting community property at local schools and sports facilities

  • Improving schools and centers’ gardens and grounds

  • Painting a beautiful mural, signs, and rooms for students and teachers

  • Building shelving and racks, cleaning, and organizing

  • Disassembling bike parts

  • Installing a water fountain, an audio system, and four outdoor fans

  • Providing new equipment: lunch tables, meeting tables, chairs, benches, books, and games

  • Teaching classes to students on HTML technology, dressing for success, and basic reading comprehension/tutoring

2013 Selected Charities

Mercy Street is a faith-based nonprofit that provides community restoration by engaging in mutually transforming relationships with the future leaders of West Dallas. They demonstrate their commitment to future leaders by connecting mentors, coaches, and volunteers with program participants. To learn more about this life-changing nonprofit, view the Mercy Street Video.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Sixteen safe, positive neighborhood centers and a residential summer camp provide after school, weekend, and summer programs for young people between the ages of 6 and 18.

Thank You

Credera would like to thank the leaders of Mercy Street and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver for allowing Credera employees to spend the day with their dedicated teams. In addition, Credera extends appreciation to everyone involved in Credera Service Day 2013 including the Credera’s 2013 Service Day Committee: Andrew Allen, Cody Case, David Dobat, Josh Hamit, Laura Looney, Nick Mulenos, Stephen Morrow, Bryan Plantes, and Thiago Silva.