Netspend, a TSYS® company hosted the seventh iteration of its “pay it forward” community event, Community Connect, benefiting the company’s hometowns of Austin, Atlanta and San Mateo, as well as areas affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires. On December 7, 2017, armed with Netspend prepaid cards and the day-to-day life stories of cardholders, over 70 teams of employees and partners hit the streets in these communities to surprise and delight lucky individuals they encounter, buying groceries, paying bills, filling gas tanks, sending money to relatives, and covering other daily costs that Americans face.
In Atlanta, Jeff Johnson, Netspend’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Prepaid was out and about doing good deeds and leading the Atlanta effort for Community Connect.
“It was very enlightening to actually walk in the shoes of our Netspend cardholder — or anyone that’s underserved — and their experiences everyday,” explained Johnson. “From cashing a check, loading funds to a card or even just putting gas in a car, it makes you realize how important every dollar is to that cardholder.”
Community Connect is inspired by the stories and day-to-day lives of Netspend Scholarship recipients, and this year eight of the recipients are participating. Netspend Scholarships go to cardholders who are looking to increase their family income through training, certifications or higher education. The Netspend Foundation is entering its third year of awarding scholarships to deserving recipients. To learn more about the Netspend Foundation, please visit http://www.netspendfoundation.com.