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June 07, 2012 at 23:55 PM EDT
Federated Payment Systems Sponsors Summer Picnic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted their Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday June 2nd. This event was sponsored by Federated Payment Systems, a leading international provider of credit card processing and merchant services.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted their Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday June 2nd. This event was sponsored in full by Federated Payment Systems, a leading international provider of credit card processing and merchant services in both the U.S. and Canada.

The Annual Summer Picnic is a highly anticipated event for those in the BBBSLI mentoring program. This year nearly 200 Bigs, Littles and their families gathered to enjoy a fun-filled day together and interact with BBBSLI staff and members of the Federated team.

“We at Federated Payments are proud to sponsor BBBSLI’s Summer Picnic,” said John Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO. “Giving back to the communities we live and work in has always been of great personal interest to me and our company. To know that every child at the picnic had a smile on their face and an exhilarating day away from whatever adversity they may face makes it all worthwhile.”

”We are grateful for the generosity of Jon Levitt, John Guirguis and the rest of the Federated Payments team,” remarked Susan Samaroo, Chief Operating Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. “Our Annual Summer Picnic provides the opportunity for those in our program to connect with one another, and make positive, lasting memories together.”

Games of dodgeball, softball and a water balloon challenge filled the fields and a DJ performed all afternoon. Inside the pavilion, Bigs and Littles worked together on arts and crafts such as a 15’ agency mural or played board games while enjoying a catered picnic lunch. In addition, every child was invited to select two brand new books from the book fair table. Thanks to Federated Payments, BBBSLI was able to provide a day filled with excitement, without worrying about the impact on their budget.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island matches children who may be facing adversity who would benefit from an additional caring adult in their life with a volunteer mentor. Once matched, the Bigs and Littles get together a couple of hours a couple of times a month. Through events like this Annual Picnic, Bigs and their Littles experience different outdoor activities together, while strengthening their relationship. Most certainly, it is the consistency of our Big Brothers and Big Sisters that has the greatest impact on the life of a Little.

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About Federated Payments

Headquartered in Melville, NY, Federated Payments is a leading international provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services for independent business owners in the U.S. and Canada. Named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies, Federated offers a diverse suite of cost-effective solutions that include credit and debit card processing, equipment leasing, gift and loyalty card programs, cash advances and check approval services. Founded in 1999, Federated Payments has serviced the electronic payment needs of over 100,000 satisfied merchants. For more information, visit www.federatedpayments.com.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Incorporated in 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed. BBBSLI makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’). Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, please visit us at www.bbbsli.org.

Company Contact Information
Federated Payments
Greg Slote
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, New York
11747
877-333-3728

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