OGDEN, Utah -- This past holiday season PDCflow and DAKCS Software sponsored a family of 4 children providing new winter coats, clothing and toys from each child’s wish list during YCC’s Spirit of Giving Initiative. Your Community Connection (YCC) Family Crisis Center, a local Ogden non-profit organization, recently expanded their shelter and had received applications for 124 more children than in 2015. With the support of many local companies and individual sponsors during the initiative, YCC was able to provide a Christmas morning filled with gifts for 658 children!
YCC is dedicated to saving and changing the lives of individuals and families in the Ogden community and includes a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center providing services 24/7 to victims and their children.
“YCC Family Crisis Center owes a debt of gratitude to the great companies, DAKCS and PDCflow and to all the wonderful people who work there,” says Julee Smith, Executive Director of YCC. “The companies stepped right up in December and made a huge difference for those families who come to YCC for safety and help. These awesome people gave Christmas to four children who would have gone without gifts otherwise.”
Julee Smith, Executive Director of YCC continues, “They also did a clothing drive (many of the clients who come to YCC only have the clothes on their backs). When it’s cold and stormy outside, the need for clothing at YCC goes up dramatically and these amazing people didn’t stop there. They raised money that will go to feed the families who are living here. Wow! YCC wants to give a huge shout out to DAKCS and PDCflow for making such a difference in helping YCC save and change lives!”
DAKCS and PDCflow employees shopped for each child and brought unwrapped gifts to the shelter. “I'm grateful to have the opportunity to get involved with YCC's Spirit of Giving project with DAKCS & PDCflow this holiday season. YCC is an incredible organization that provides resources for many families in need and is one that truly makes me proud to have in the city that I live in. I consider myself lucky to have been able to represent PDCflow with this project and look forward to working with YCC in the future,” said Angelica Iniguez, Customer Success Team Lead at PDCflow.
“Some of the victims who stay at the center have to start over and rebuild their lives. The impact of dress presentation while going on job interviews can make a huge difference, and some of us may take that for granted. By providing dress clothes for those in need, YCC offers a unique place for the betterment for Utah individuals and families,” says Ashlee Hyden, Director of Marketing at DAKCS.
In addition to the Spirit of Giving initiative, PDCflow, a leading provider of payment processing solutions and DAKCS Software, a leader in accounts receivable management and collection software, teamed up to collect warm clothing and career dress items, along with cash donations for YCC victims and their children.