CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
IPS Group, Inc. believes very strongly in making a positive impact in the world –and that includes making a difference to our cities' employees, community and constituents. With a focus on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit), IPS is ensuring that we remain mindful of the public's interest. As IPS achieves rapid growth, it is our goal to include the public's interest with our success.
To that end, IPS has woven a corporate social responsibility (CSR) goal into our mission statement. IPS is committed to offering our customers a public-private partnership as a means of giving back to the community through the profit of our parking meters. This approach is customized for each city.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Presents IPS Meters
IPS Donated Meters, Help Fight Homelessness in San Diego, CA
By using the IPS credit card enabled parking meter to accept charitable donations, cities are able to maximize giving while providing a very convenient means to donate. While many cities are targeting homeless campaigns, the beneficiary is any cause the City wants to empower. And, as a partner, IPS will also donate a portion of the revenue received.
Flanked by San Diego City Council members Kevin Faulconer and Todd Gloria. IPS Chief Operating Officer Chad Randall Makes the First Donation to Movin' Home Initiative
Making a Difference
IPS has teamed with local agencies in the City of San Diego in an effort to help chronic homelessness. IPS has donated parking meters to be used as “donation stations” to the San Diego Downtown Partnership in the joint “Movin' Home” initiative. The donation stations, located in and around downtown San Diego’s Horton Plaza, allow folks to drop in some change or insert a credit card to contribute to helping people move off the street and into permanent supportive housing (housing that's combined with a variety of social services). The primary use of any money raised will be for "move-in kits"—bedding, toiletries, kitchen supplies and basic furniture—which cost roughly $1,000 each to put together. So far, more than 50 people have been moved off the street under the "Ending Homelessness in Downtown" campaign, with the goal of housing 125 of Downtown's most vulnerable homeless individuals and, then, another 150 beyond that.
In addition to donating meters to this worthy cause, IPS is providing all communication and wireless services as well as coin collection services at no cost.
Learn more about the partnership at the San Diego Downtown Partnership’s website: http://www.sdcleanandsafe.org
Click here and talk to an IPS CSR professional for more information: CSR@IPSGroupInc.com. Together, we can make our cities and the world a better place!