Paymerang Spends Their Spring Giving Back to the Community

Paymerang believes in creating a better world. That starts with our employees volunteering at various organizations and events throughout the city of Richmond, Chesterfield County, and other surrounding areas throughout the year.

“Paymerang strives to make a positive impact and give back to the community,” said Gloria Garber, VP of People and Culture. “We are always grateful for the opportunity to put our core values into action through various philanthropic events and initiatives throughout the year.”

This past quarter – April, May, and June – was filled with volunteer opportunities at our Richmond Office headquarters and beyond. During that time, Paymerangers participated in:

Earth Day Walk for Wellness Litter Clean-Up

Each day, Paymerang employees are given time out of their schedules to go for a walk for wellness on the trails located outside our office. During Earth Week, team members used that time to pick up litter outside the office.

James River Parks Clean-Up

Also, during Earth Week, a group of team members participated in a James River Park System Cleanup, which includes over 600 acres of shoreline and islands in the capital of Virginia.

Easter Basket Silent Auction

Paymerang held a charity silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society. Each department chipped in to make themed baskets ranging from “self-care” to “beach fun” to “taste of RVA.” Together, Paymerangers raised over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.

“One of the coolest things about our team at Paymerang is how much of a priority we all place on supporting meaningful causes that affect our communities and our families,” said Marco Pinon-Farah, a Paymerang Client Account Manager. “The gift basket auction allowed all our teams to be creative, to work together, and to contribute in a tangible way to the improvement of the lives of people all over the country. It’s what we do here, we lift each other up and work together to make change.”

Shalom Farms Volunteer Event

Paymerangers once again volunteered at Shalom Farms, a local non-profit that operates two small farms to grow and supply food for Richmond-area communities in USDA Food Desserts. Ten volunteers spent three hours spreading compost for a spring garden in one of the Shalom Farm greenhouses while two others dug rows in a separate garden area for future planting.

Covenant Woods Volunteer Event

Paymerangers helped assist the residents in wheelchairs to the different areas of the event, including a petting zoo and popsicle treats.

Summer Activity Drive benefitting Glen Lea Elementary School

Paymerangers collected backpacks filled with puzzles, sidewalk chalk, coloring books, activity books, crayons, colored pencils, jump ropes, bubble wands, new or used read aloud books, and similar items. The goal was to collect 85, and we met that goal!

Anthem Corporate Run

Paymerangers laced up their sneakers in June for the Anthem Corporate Run 5K hosted by Richmond’s Sports Backers. This organization provides active living opportunities for all residents, with emphasis on underserved communities.

Kari Wright, Paymerang Office Manager, plays a major role in organizing philanthropic events like these throughout the year. Her goal is to consistently expand Paymerang’s impact on the community.

“As Paymerang continues to grow, I look forward to being a part of growing our philanthropic impact on Richmond, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas,” Wright said. “We are always looking for more organizations where we can volunteer or support in other ways.”

Now in its next quarter, Paymerangers are once again dedicating time to volunteer efforts. We look forward to giving back to our community throughout the rest of this year.

Jaclyn Barton

Jaclyn Barton