Local Glendora Business Awarded 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces By Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption
Glendora, CA, September 5, 2013— On September 3, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced America’s Christian Credit Union as one of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2013. ACCU currently ranks in fourth place among other small businesses. To view the full list, visit adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.
Every year the Foundation announces America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry from its annual survey of U.S. employers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt.
“It is vital for adoptive parents to spend time with their children to bond and develop trust,” said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Foundation. “Employers who offer adoption benefits understand the initial needs of adoptive families are no different than families formed biologically. And family-friendly work environments create strong and loyal workforces.”
America’s Christian Credit Union established a workplace program in order to support employees looking to adopt children. “We are grateful to the Dave Thomas Foundation for the work they are doing and their generosity in recognizing the work of others to support the cause of orphans. We believe every child deserves a forever family and will continue to support the important work of the Dave Thomas Foundation in their tireless efforts to serve foster children around the world,” said President and CEO, Mendell L. Thompson.
There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 26,000 children in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families. The seventh annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list helps increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating businesses that support adoptive families.
About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 134,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.
About America’s Christian Credit Union
America’s Christian CUprovides a broad range of financial solutions to individuals and ministries that empower them to reach their stewardship goals while expanding God’s Kingdom. Founded in 1958 and currently managing nearly $500 million in assets, ACCU serves the financial needs of its individual, family, ministry and business members. Funds entrusted to the credit union are reinvested in Kingdom purposes, supporting the Church worldwide. For additional information, visit www.AmericasChristianCU.com.