If you’ve been following us for any length of time then you know we like to raise money. And yes we do collect money because that our business, but our team also loves to bring in money for several worthy causes and initiatives. From Cancer charities, jumping in a Lake in the middle of the winter for Special Olympics and funding Veterans causes, our team hits a home run every time.

This past April our team participated in the Annual Collector’s Challenge to raise money for the ACA Education Foundation. They raised over $2,300 by paying to dress in casual in the office, a March Madness Bracket event and fun games throughout the office. This brings our total over the past seven years to well over $12,000.

The ACA Education Foundation funds scholarships for those in the credit and collection industry. Why is this important? Well for one, it works to dispel that image of uneducated people trying to collect money. Many in our company have advanced degrees and use them wisely to help create solutions to a person’s debt problems.

The Foundation helps those that want to grow professionally, build a career and make a difference in the industry. These are the types of professionals we like to bring on board here at APR. For those who get scholarships from the foundation, they want to grow and want to contribute. It’s not just another job to them; it’s a career that contributes immensely to our national economy and to a business’s bottom line. In the end, a better educated workforce in the collections industry helps both the business and the consumer by putting more professional individuals in the business of creating solutions to outstanding debt. In our opinion, it’s money put to very good use.

More on the ACA Education Foundation can be found here:

http://www.acainternational.org/about-foundation-92.aspx