View the press release below regarding CBE and how our employees have shown generosity throughout 2016.
CBE Gives Back to the Community
CBE Employees Show Generosity Throughout 2016
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – December 22, 2016 – CBE Companies and its employees made an impact in 2016 with charitable contributions and volunteer efforts in the communities where it operates.
CBE employees demonstrated their commitment to the health of their local communities through financial donations, volunteering in local events and fundraising. The myriad of efforts make up the CBE Cares program, which includes all of CBE’s charitable opportunities in the communities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa; New Braunfels, Texas; and Manila, Philippines.
In addition to volunteer hours benefitting a wide range of non-profits, CBE employees raised more than $200,000 for charities in 2016.
“Every year our employees find new ways to support their communities. It’s exciting to see the creativity, generosity and leadership displayed by our people as they pay it forward everywhere CBE operates,” said Mary Phillips, CBE Chief Human Resources Officer.
CBE employees take many avenues to giving
Each CBE Cares campaign is led by CBE employees, who assemble committees to plan and execute the campaigns. Some of the ways CBE employees gave back to their communities in 2016 include:
Employees contributed over $80,000 to local chapters in CBE communities, fueled primarily by voluntary payroll contributions and the United Way campaign in October. Fundraising events included contests, food sales, silent auctions, raffles and more, all in a fun and competitive atmosphere that generated enthusiasm throughout CBE.
Pay It Forward
The month of May marked CBE’s seventh annual Pay it Forward. Employees worked together in teams to select a cause and determine how to make a difference, whether through volunteerism or donations. CBE volunteer efforts included cleaning and making repairs at a school in Makati City, Philippines; donating to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank; volunteering at a women’s shelter and an at-risk youth center; and donating to food pantries, kids clubs and a medical charity in Texas.
The Leader In Me
CBE has been heavily involved in the Cedar Valley Leader in Me program since its outset. The program, derived from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, develops life skills and self confidence for elementary through middle school students to thrive as leaders in the 21st Century. CBE provides both leadership and financial support for the program.
Partners in Education
CBE continued its long-standing partnership with Lincoln Elementary school in Waterloo, Iowa to assist with needs of staff and students. In 2016, CBE employees contributed more than $4,500 to its Partners in Education school. Beyond financial assistance, employees gave of their time to serve at events, as mentors and in a pen pal program.
Casual for a Cause
Employees at each CBE location support local, non-profit organizations each month through CBE’s Casual for a Cause initiative. Employee contributions allow them to wear jeans at work, while money generated is given to local charities carefully selected by a committee at each CBE location. In 2016, more than $122,000 was donated to charities, including the Jesse Cosby Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Honor Flight, Comal County (Texas) Senior Center and a variety of other organizations.
About CBE Companies
Founded in 1933, CBE Companies is a global provider of outsourced call center solutions. The company specializes in first and third party debt collection, fraud and customer care services. Our ability to constantly adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the regulatory environment sets us apart from other providers. We’ve implemented the controls necessary to meet the most stringent requirements of federal contracts, as well as heavily regulated and complex Fortune 500 companies. This sustained focus on thought leadership and continual investment inevitably benefits all of our clients by mitigating present and future risk.
CBE accepts change as the rule, not the exception, and has created an environment in which individuals thrive and creativity is valued. Our guiding principle is happy employees equal happy clients. With over 1,000 people in five locations globally, CBE Companies can deliver the right solution in the right location(s) for your ever-changing business needs. CBE’s corporate headquarters is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with two facilities in Waterloo, Iowa, and additional facilities in New Braunfels, Texas and Manila, Philippines. The organization is consistently recognized as a local Employer of Choice. It has also been recognized by Workplace Dynamics as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces.
For more information about CBE Companies, please visit www.cbecompanies.com or call 888-386-0273.