Paycom donates $60,000 to Salvation Army to help Oklahomans in need
OKLAHOMA CITY – A national company is helping Oklahomans in need this Christmas.
On Tuesday, Paycom donated $60,112 to the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.
Each year, the company donates thousands to the organization, but decided to increase the donation amount this year.
“I am extremely proud to be part of an organization that is so supportive of its community, especially in the way our co-workers come together to help those who are less fortunate,” said Stacey Pezold, Paycom executive vice president of operations.
To come up with the funds, Paycom employees participated in a raffle, in which every dollar raised was matched with a corporate gift of $1.50.
The 2014 gift was the largest employee-and-company combined donation the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma has received this year.
“We’re so grateful to individuals, families and corporations like Paycom that are able to help The Salvation Army,” Major Carlyle Gargis said. “Due to gifts like this, the red kettle, our Angel Tree program and other individuals, we have been able to help provide Christmas for over 5,000 children.”
Also, employees helped make Christmas possible for 85 Oklahomans through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
Earlier this month, Paycom hosted its second annual HoliDazzle event, also benefiting The Salvation Army.
During the event, guests were encouraged to donate a coat benefiting KFOR’s annual Brad Edwards Warmth 4 Winter campaign.