Flower Mound, TX (May 26, 2011) – Ivie Cares, a community service program of Ivie & Associates, Inc. recently raised $11,520 for the Family Resources Domestic Abuse Shelter in Davenport, Iowa, through creation and sale of an employee cookbook.
In total, 640 cookbooks were sold at $18 each with 100% of the proceeds from the cookbook going to the domestic abuse shelter. All of the recipes in the book were submitted by Ivie employees, and associates in Davenport put in extra hours during evenings and weekends to ensure that the books were printed, trimmed and bound in time for distribution.
Jeri Chandler, an Ivie associate in Davenport, recommended Family Resources Inc. to be the project’s recipient. Chandler has a personal connection with the organization. After suffering domestic abuse in 1993, Family Resources provided needed support.
“Family Resources helped to provide counseling for me and my son,” Chandler said. “I attended group and individual sessions, while my son had play therapy. All of this was provided to me at no charge. Since then, I have visited the shelters and met women and their children who have benefitted from the safe haven they provide. It is very rewarding for me personally that the company I work for gives back to the community in such a positive way.”
All of the drawings in the cookbook were created by children who were staying at the shelter during the time of the book’s creation. In addition to creating, printing and the fundraising efforts aligned with the cookbooks, Ivie Cares also donated cookbooks to the women who were living at the shelter.
“The ladies were so surprised when they received the cookbooks,” Domestic Violence Shelter Supervisor Ashley Schwalm said. “One of them said it is just what she needed to make her feel like she is getting her life back to somewhat normal. We are very appreciative of the generous donation by Ivie & Associates.”
Founded in 1993, Ivie & Associates, Inc. is a full service marketing solutions company based in Flower Mound, Texas, with additional offices located throughout the United States and in China. Ivie Cares was established in 2007 to support local charitable organizations through associate involvement. Ivie associates’ support includes charitable donations of funds and resources, organization, hosting and participation in annual fundraising events and engagement in volunteer opportunities. As a company, Ivie rewards volunteer spirit by providing all associates with paid volunteer time each year. To date, Ivie Cares has donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $78,000 for numerous charitable causes.