In her role as business owner and a community leader it was a priority to launch a corporate social responsibility program. For those that do not know Claudia, she is the heart of Merchant Processing Solutions Inc. She has always been involved with helping the community especially when it comes to children. As the mother of four, Claudia understands the difficulties facing today’s families, not only here in the United States but other children’s organizations internationally. We are so proud of the work that Merchant Processing Solutions Inc does not only in South Florida but also in Colombia.
For the past seven years, Claudia has been the heart and soul of Americas Planning Giving (APG) Foundation, a non-profit run by Americas Community Center. This organization works with child organizations that do not have enough resources to survive and thrive! APG is working to bring education, and other valuable resources to impoverished areas in South Florida and Latin América to stop the cycle of poverty and give children a better future. Claudia and Fabio Andrade, CEO of Americas Community Center, along with fellow members have gone to Colombia to lend a hand to these groups.
Over this last year, Claudia has also become Chairman of the Board at Highland Food Resources. Highland Food Resources is providing healthy meals to approximately 13,000+ children in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The goal of this invaluable program is to ensure that nutritious meals and snacks are served daily and that healthy eating habits are taught in child care settings.
Last fall, a devastating hurricane left many Immokalee, Florida families homeless. Claudia, jumped into action with many others and personally drove her SUV several times to Immokalee to bring fresh water, food, clothes and other supplies to those in need. This past December 2018, America’s Planned Giving along with Claudia participated in gift collecting to bring Christmas to the children of Immokalee. Without the generous donations by many people including the members of America’s Community Center and the MPS Community, most of these families of Immokalee would not have been able to provide any Christmas for these children. After the presents were distributed, the community participated in a hearty meal.