Rochelle and Diamond faced last Christmas with growing anxiety. Both young mothers knew that even a little holiday spending could break their already stretched household budgets. Gifts provided by Anybill employees, however, helped alleviate the pain of these difficult circumstances.
Anybill, a leading accounting automation software provider, sponsored the women through the Healthy Babies Project’s (HBP’s) Adopt-a-Family campaign. Anybill’s interest in HBP’s mission of equipping underserved D.C. women to break the cycle of poverty was very high, and many employees volunteered their time and resources to buy gifts of clothing, baby supplies and toys.
“If it wasn’t for what I received from Anybill,” said Rochelle, 21, “I wouldn’t have had a Christmas.” She and Diamond, 18, both said the company’s support brought joy into their homes.
The gifts were distributed at the HBP Christmas celebration at the nonprofit’s District headquarters on December 20th. The event allowed Anybill team members to meet Diamond and Rochelle and wish them, and their families, a happy holiday season. Diamond had to make four trips out of the building to carry all the gifts she received.
“We’re honored to have met and helped (Rochelle and Diamond) through our collaboration with Healthy Babies Project and Adopt-a-Family,” said Peter Bepler, President and Co-founder of Anybill. “The ‘pay-it-forward’ conviction is central to our company, and philanthropy a core trait of our employees. We look forward to becoming more involved with HBP in 2012.”
Healthy Babies Project, Washington, D.C., executive director Regine Elie also looks forward to a continued relationship. “We’re very grateful to Anybill and our other corporate sponsors who provide ongoing, loving support to the women and families we serve,” she said.
Since 2001, Anybill has been developing and delivering the most secure, comprehensive and advanced suite of complete, on demand Accounts Payable Software-as-a-Service and sales tax payment solutions to small and medium sized companies, public accounting firms and not-for-profit organizations. Anybill’s unique back office business process enables users to save time and money through workplace automation, instant data visibility, financial transparency, records security, fraud protection and contributions to the conduct of financial audits.
Anybill is based in Washington, DC, and has a Western Region office in San Mateo, CA.
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About Healthy Babies Project:
Healthy Babies Project, Inc. (HBP) is a private, not-for-profit, community-based support organization for District of Columbia pregnant and parenting women and families. We help at-risk D.C. families have healthy babies and move out of the cycle of poverty.
Learn more about HBP by visiting www.healthybabiesproject.org