(LARGO, FL – Oct. 9, 2012) – Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., a leader in local print and digital coupons, will participate in the United Way Suncoast’s Day of Caring in a big way this year, with nearly150 employees volunteering.

United Way with ValpakThe 20th annual Day of Caring will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 and will bring together more than 3,300 volunteers working more than 24,000 hours in one day to help Tampa Bay organizations to provide important community services.

Valpak employees will roll up their sleeves to paint, clean, do woodworking, and make handyman repairs Valpak at the Happy Workers Children Center in south St. Petersburg.

“I couldn’t be happier with how many Valpak employees signed up this year,” said Jim Sampey, chief operating officer of Valpak. “Our people have always had a generous spirit, but they are really getting on board this year in a big way.”

The Happy Workers Children Center was founded in 1929 and provides children ages 2 months to 5 years and their families with quality childcare and innovative early childhood education. It also provides innovative early childhood education through a values-driven, family-based curriculum.

Valpak also worked with local businesses to have products and services donated, which will make the work the employees do go even further.

  • Home Depot (Store 6321) provided materials at volume pricing;
  • Shoreline Stone Manufacturing provided discount on pavers ;
  • Anvil Paints & Decorating provided 60 gallons of paint, stain, and sealer at cost;
  • The Rental Depot waived delivery fees and reduced rental fee.

As a platinum sponsor of the United Way, Valpak has supported The United Way as a core charitable cause for at least 10 years, providing more than $1 million in support in printing and storage in that time. Valpak also matches employee donations every year in the annual United Way fund-raising campaign.

About Valpak

Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. With nearly 170 franchises throughout the United States and Canada, The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 500 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions with www.Valpak.com®, an online site for printable coupons and coupon codes, which has nearly 70 million offer views each month, as well as apps for smartphone platforms. For more information, please contact 1-800-676-6878.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Cox Target Media, providers of Valpak, a leading North American direct marketing company and Savings.com, a leading online coupon site and community. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.


Marsha Strickhouser
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