CLEVELAND – June 14, 2012 – Every four years, we get an extra day. A bonus 24 hours tacked on in February each leap year to spend as we please. To make the most of that additional day this year, Hyland Software partnered with HandsOn Northeast Ohio and participated in their Leap Year Campaign, a program created to encourage volunteerism in our community.
Almost 300 Hyland employees will be painting classrooms, cleaning lockers and landscaping today, Thursday, June 14th and tomorrow, Friday, June 15th in an effort to restore the Margaret Ireland Elementary School, a former Cleveland Municipal school building that will soon become a Positive Education Program (PEP) school.
“PEP is an amazing organization that serves one of our community’s most valuable resources – our children,” said Lisa Johnson, Hyland’s corporate responsibility manger. “We are so proud that one of the largest volunteer projects in Hyland’s history is going to help the 100 PEP students who will be attending this school in August. And we’re grateful to HandsOn for aligning us with such an amazing local organization.”
Volunteers are fulfilling the Leap Year Campaign volunteer day in June, but Hyland employees first helped out by opening up their wallets in February. In just two weeks Hyland raised their goal of $75,000 to purchase educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, that will enhance learning for all PEP students.
“It’s amazing how this one extra day has brought so much good to our PEP kids,” said Dr. Frank Fecser, PEP’s chief executive officer. “We are extremely grateful to the Hyland employees who are giving their extra day to our PEP students through their gifts of time, talent and dollars.”
“We are proud to have partnered with Hyland and PEP in this amazing volunteer experience,” said Jeff Griffiths, executive director of HandsOn Northeast Ohio. “Hyland’s employees really show the impact volunteer projects, organizations and individuals can have on the community. These people will have a lasting effect on every child who attends the new PEP school.”
For more information about Hyland’s corporate responsibility program visit Hyland.com/CorporateResponsibility.
About Hyland Software
For more than 20 years, Hyland Software has been dedicated to meeting organizations’ needs for document and process management with OnBase, an enterprise content management (ECM) software suite. As OnBase has evolved through consistent product innovation, it remains focused on automating business processes that depend on documents, content and people to operate more effectively.
Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with an organization, whether it chooses an on-premise or software as a service (SaaS) model. OnBase enables more than 10,800 organizations to be more efficient today and into the future. Leveraging more than 300 Authorized OnBase Solution Providers, Hyland’s partner network, these organizations span 63 countries. For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit Hyland.com.
About HandsOn Northeast Ohio
HandsOn Northeast Ohio strives to be a leader for community volunteerism. HandsOn provides an opportunity for individuals, youth, families and businesses to improve the community through citizen-managed volunteer engagement. HandsOn Northeast Ohio is the official volunteer action center for Cuyahoga County and Affiliate of the HandsOn network. The HandsOn Network is the World’s largest volunteer network. For more information on HandsOn Northeast Ohio, please visit handsonneo.org.
About Positive Education Program
As Greater Cleveland’s largest non-profit agency committed to children, Positive Education Program (PEP) positively impacts the lives of 2,500 children and their families each year. Founded in 1971, PEP provides services in the following areas: Integrated Special Education & Mental Health; Early Childhood; Autism; Community Support; and Consultation & Training. PEP operates many programs including eight Day Treatment Centers, Early Childhood Plus, PEP Assist and PEP Connections. For more information, please visit pepcleve.org.