VeriFacts, the leading location and employment verification service provider in the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry located in Sterling, IL, gave back this past holiday season with four separate community donation drives aimed at providing for its community’s children. 

VeriFacts began the holiday season with a gift basket auction supporting Shop with a Cop, a local organization that raises funds to allow kids to buy Christmas gifts for their families and themselves while helping foster a positive relationship with their local police department. Following the auction, VeriFacts collected new or gently used coats while raising money for vouchers to help supply local kids with warmer clothing for the season. 

As Christmas approached, VeriFacts worked closely with local homeless shelters and the Salvation Army to provide help wherever needed and gifts for kids who need extra support this time of year. 

“We are so thankful for our team at VeriFacts,” says Stephanie Clark, VeriFacts CEO. “Ringing in the new year and celebrating with everyone that makes our organization special is always a  treat, but giving back to the community we serve is the real honor. Helping children, and those in need, find peace, joy, and cheer throughout the holidays is our goal and privilege as a team.”

Shop with a Cop 

Shop with a Cop is a growing national movement that focuses on fostering healthy, productive relationships with local police departments. While there is no central organization, Sterling, IL has put on Shop with a Cop for many years and the earliest known event was in 1989 when a small group of officers passed around a hat and collected money to take a single child in need shopping for toys. 

VeriFacts has long supported both its community’s police officers and its community’s children in need. With a perfect opportunity to meld two focal points, VeriFacts set up a gift basket auction where all proceeds went to the local police department to put on such an important holiday event.

Making a Difference 

In the spirit of the holidays, VeriFacts once again supported its local Sterling, IL Salvation Army drive to help all of those in need this holiday season, but specifically, the children of Sterling who could use a little extra support. Each year, VeriFacts makes extra donations toward the local homeless shelters in the tri-county area, but this year VeriFacts wanted to provide essential help where it’s needed most. VeriFacts joined in fighting to cure hunger, overcome poverty, provide housing, equip families, empower youth, partner with adults, combat addiction, and fight for justice this holiday season.

A Culture of Giving 

From the start, VeriFacts worked to intentionally build up an employee-centric culture that was also actively invested in the community. VeriFacts is located in a small town, so employees are its fellow community members, friends, and family. Many of VeriFacts’ decisions are made based on what’s right in that context. Caring for its people and its community is good for business. The more VeriFacts grows, the more they’re able to invest back into its people and its community. 

This cycle of giving has led to thousands of donations over the years including donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, the YMCA of Camp Benson, the WYCA of Sauk Valley, the Granny Rose Animal Shelter, and the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust. These local organizations mean the world to our employees, executive team, and the community.

About VeriFacts 

VeriFacts, LLC is the top employment location and verification service for the receivables management industry. Having been in business for over 30 years, they are committed to offering guaranteed customer location and employment verification services to creditors across the nation. The VeriFacts brand has become synonymous with high-quality service and a positive customer experience. Over the years, their services have expanded into residential location information, data verification, and unique data aggregation. VeriFacts is proud to be a Certified Women-Owned Business by the WBENC.