Homeless shelter’s largest single donation in a decade comes from rapidly growing payment processor with roots in Pittsburgh
CardConnect™, a fast-growing payment processing company that helps more than 50,000 U.S. businesses process transactions each year, today announced it has donated $200,000 to the Washington City Mission (City Mission), a homeless rehabilitation center that provides food, clothing, shelter and recovery services to homeless men, women and children in Western Pennsylvania.
The donation will be used to expand City Mission’s shelters, food pantries, medical and legal services, and recovery programs for its residents, as well as aid in the future development of new shelters for homeless men, women, children and veterans.
“As a Pittsburgh native, I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that the Washington City Mission has had on the community,” said Brian Shanahan, CEO and Chairman at CardConnect. “CardConnect has roots in Western Pennsylvania, and it’s our hope that other businesses will follow us by investing in causes that help our neighbors get back on their feet.”
Last year, City Mission provided more than 107,700 meals and 30,000 nights of shelter to more than 900 people. It also assisted more than 1,000 individuals in the community through its Samaritan Care program, which offers a food pantry, clothing and furniture – as well as other household items – to the public. “We are incredibly grateful to CardConnect for this generous donation, one of the largest donations our shelter has ever received,” said Dean Gartland, President & CEO at Washington City Mission. “These funds will be used to enhance our capacity to serve our residents, including homeless veterans.”
A check for $200,000 will be presented to City Mission on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST in CardConnect’s Canonsburg office: 380 Southpointe Boulevard, Suite 200, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
CardConnect is a full-service provider of electronic payment technology and processing services for merchants, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and financial institutions. It helps more than 50,000 businesses across the U.S. accept billions of dollars in bank card transactions each year. CardConnect offers a comprehensive line of solutions for credit and debit cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion, verification and guarantee, as well as terminal services, online Payment Gateway Solutions, ERP Integration and PCI Compliance. Founded in 2006, CardConnect is one of the 10 largest independent sales organizations (ISOs) of First Data Merchant Services, the world’s largest electronic payment processor.
About Washington City Mission
The City Mission, established in 1941, is the largest private not-for-profit homeless shelter in southwestern Pennsylvania. Its mission is to serve the homeless and impoverished by providing the essentials of food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and rehabilitation programming. In 2012, the City Mission provided over 30,000 nights of shelter for men, women and children, served over 107,700 meals and assisted 1,000+ individuals in the community through its Samaritan Care program.