Simon Says Give® to Receive $10,000 From Express Employment Professionals

Simon Says Give, an Organization Helping Children In-Need, to Receive Donation in Support of Charitable Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - (Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Simon Says Give, an organization founded by Mandi Simon, a local child who is working to make a difference in the lives of children in-need, is receiving a $10,000 donation from Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, along with its franchise locations in Edina and Eagan, Minnesota.

The donation is part of The Impact Project, an initiative of the Express Employment Professionals philanthropic committee, designed to give back to nonprofits nominated by franchisees among their 725 franchise locations.

"We pride ourselves on having a culture built on giving and service at Express," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. "With that in mind, we know how important it is to support the communities where we work, serve and live. The passion and heart exhibited by Jim Johnson, our franchisee in Edina and Eagan, for Simon Says Give is a great example of that support.

Simon Says Give is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that celebrates kids in-need by providing them with birthday parties, school supplies and opportunities for other children to be a part of service projects in Minnesota and expanding globally. The Jefferson Awards Foundation recently recognized Mandi Simon, founder of the Minnesota-based non-profit, as a Globe Changer.

"We are so thankful to Express Employment Professionals for their donation and continued commitment to supporting nonprofits," says Dina Simon, President and Chairman of the Board of Simon Says Give. "With this donation we'll be able to continue on our mission of serving kids in need."

"I'm honored to be a part of a company that believes so strongly in giving back to the communities where we live," Johnson said. "Mandi and Simon Says Give hold a special place in the heart of our team at Express, and we're excited they were selected as one of the charities to receive this donation."

About Simon Says Give

Simon Says Give® is a non-profit with a mission of kids celebrating kids®. The organization founded by 11-year-old, Mandi Simon, has provided school supplies for more than 11,000 students and provided more than 500 birthday celebrations to kids in-need. For more information visit or call 888-470-7523.

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals has generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014, and ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

SOURCE Express Employment Professionals


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