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Charitable initiatives program aimed at spreading awareness and inspiring action

Feb. 21, 2012, ATLANTA – CentricsIT announced Thursday the official launch of Centrics Cares, a company-sponsored charitable initiatives program. Since the company’s inception in 2007, CentricsIT has actively supported a number of charitable organizations, most recently sending 22 employees to sort food at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The program is intended to spread awareness and inspire charitable action on behalf of the organizations the company supports through community volunteering, e-mails, blogging, and donations.

Rally Children’s Foundation, Goshen Valley Boy’s Camp, The Georgia Educational Technology Fair, Heifer International, and Feeding America are among the charities that CentricsIT has actively supported, typically through interactive awareness e-mails and donations. The company also aids a number of charities ardently campaigned for by CentricsIT employees, including: Relay for Life, Shepherd Center Society, Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Walk to Defeat ALS. Centrics Cares aims to elevate the company’s current charitable efforts and exist as an embodiment of its core values.

“We have and always will care about the world we live in and the charitable institutions that are important to our employees,” explained CentricsIT President Derek Odegard. “Whether it’s doing our part to go green, helping amazing kids obtain scholarships, or sorting meat at the food bank, we’re excited to have the company as a platform upon which we can continue building a culture of compassion and generosity. Establishing Centrics Cares will just help formalize and organize our efforts.”

Odegard and 21 additional CentricsIT employees kicked the program off with a trip to the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The volunteer outing capped off the company’s 2012 holiday initiative to raise awareness for Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank. Future Centrics Cares initiatives will be communicated through the CentricsIT blog and social media outlets.