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iAcquire Cares: 2013 in Review

We’re devoted to making systems work, online and in our communities. We’re committed to finding charitable organizations who are doing great work, and lending a hand however we can -- whether through outreach efforts, charitable giving, or volunteerism. From our beginnings in 2009, the foundation of our company remains unchanged: a commitment to clients, employees, and our community.

Whether in Phoenix or NYC, our iAcquire family donated their valuable time to various efforts this past year. Read all about it here.

iAcquire had a year that was chock full of charitable giving. From toy drives, to charitable fitness events, to sock drives, our team at iAcquire donated time and resources towards multiple charitable causes. Here are four reasons why “iAcquire Cared” in 2013:

Toy Drive in Phoenix

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This December, in less than 72 hours, iAcquire collected nearly 50 toys for the Youth Assistance Foundation. In this case, the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of a child in need over the holiday season was simply priceless. iAcquire’s Director of Growth Initiatives Andrew Bart notes, “If the opportunity exists to participate in the Toy Drive next year, I see no reason why we wouldn’t eclipse the number of toys that we donated this year. When the representative from the organization picked up the toys, he indicated an immense appreciation of our contributions.”

Arizona LymphoMathon

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Our Phoenix office took part in the 2013 Arizona Lymphomathon in November. iAcquire’s Client Development Associate David Haraldsen is the son of a Lymphoma survivor and spearheaded iAcquire’s participation in the event. Held at the Phoenix Zoo, the event drew some 2,000 participants who together raised almost $125,000 in donations. iAcquire employees joined forces with the 90-member-strong “Team PETER” who collectively raised $11,000 for Lymphoma research.

“Fit for All” 5K in New York City

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iAcquire’s New York office ran for a cause this October in the third annual “Fit for All 5K” run.  Why did they participate? The event was designed to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. In New York City 21.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 years are obese (versus 19.6 percent nationally). Many of our team members in New York are born and bred in the city, so this issue is near and dear to their hearts. The event drew half of the New York office, who all contributed to the Strong Kids Campaign fund to support obesity prevention programs.

Sock Drive

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One of our talented members of the editorial team at iAcquire, Megan Krause, donated time and energy this Christmas Eve to deliver socks to the homeless in Phoenix. After collecting socks from both the Phoenix and New York City iAcquire teams, Megan and a group of close family, friends, and co-workers  served the homeless community at Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix’s primary homeless shelter. The shelter staff noted that “new socks are like gold there.” Meghan and her family also served the homeless Thanksgiving dinner and it was a wonderful experience.

Are you impressed? Take a look at our 2012 charitable acts, or review our business-side accomplishments in the post “Top 10 Milestones of 2013 at iAcquire.” This year and in years to come, the foundation of our company remains unchanged: a commitment to clients, employees, and our community. Cheers to a productive, happy, and service-focused 2014!

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