It only takes a brief conversation with Jon Melzer to understand the compassion and commitment he has to helping others better their circumstances, in whatever way he can.
Jon is the general manager of Print Promotions Plus, a family owned printing business, based in the Inland Empire. With 27 years of printing experience, Jon believes that it is his duty as a company and individual to give back, especially during such difficult economic times.
“This is my community too. I grew up right here in this very area,” said Jon. “I believe that I am compelled by God to serve others and it’s good to give to the community. I always feel like I get something back in return.”
As a co-owner of Print Promotions Plus, Jon is a humanitarian who has worked silently, assisting such organizations as Trinity Youth Services.
Located in Colton, California, The organization provides foster care, mental health services, therapy and homes for children who have been victims of abuse, violence, neglect and abandonment.
Each year, Jon assists Trinity Youth Services during their major fundraiser, the Trinity Classic. An annual golf tournament, the organization depends on this event to raise much needed funding to support the multiple programs they offer throughout the year.
“We have been doing business with Trinity for the last 27 years,” says Jon. “They are about helping families. They were hit hard by the recession, so more than ever they need for companies like Print Promotion Plus to bridge the gap where possible.”
Donating the printing of programs and tee signs for the Trinity Classic, Print Promotion Plus has become the event’s media sponsor. In addition, the Melzer family has made contributions to Trinity Youth Services on an individual basis as well.
“Jon has been a long time supporter of our organization,” said Vanessa Vizzard, Trinity Youth Services Community Outreach Specialist.
“It is wonderful when you can have support like this, during such tough economic times. Print Promotion Plus really helped save the day for our golf classic.”
That same generosity has also been extended to Camino Real Elementary School in Riverside, California. Each year, Print Promotion Plus assists them by donating the printing and production cost of their parent handbooks.
By printing and donating 1,000 copies of the handbook, along with other small copy jobs and supplies, Jon says the school is able to direct funding to other things that will help enhance student education.
With one child currently enrolled in this school and another who recently graduated from there, Jon is committed to helping Camino Real Elementary School make the most of the resources that they have available. After finding that teachers were asked to use their own finances to cover the cost for printing, he generously offered to help by cutting cost in that area.
“Jon has been a great on-site parent for his child as well as a wonderful community business partner,” said Caron Winston, principal of Camino Real Elementary School.
“He produces our quarterly newsletter too. All we need to do is provide him with a list of names and addresses and he does the printing and bulk mailing. He has been a real godsend.”
To add to Print Promotion Plus’s growing list of community activities, Print Promotions Plus has expanded efforts with the San Bernardino County Museum to include the annual Wildlife Art Festival.
The San Bernardino County Museum Association produces the event, which was held from November 20 through 21, 2010. “This is our biggest event of year,” said Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist, San Bernardino County Museum.
“Print Promotions Plus has been extremely generous in helping and has agreed to do all print and production at no cost. We have worked with Jon and his team for three years and they have always been very giving with their time and understanding of our budget woes. They are truly wonderful.”
Now celebrating its 28th year, the festival featured more than two-dozen artists, activities for the family and the top entries for the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp competition. The first showing of the stamp competition on the west coast, the revenue raised by this collection is used to enhance wetlands.
For more information about Print Promotion Plus, contact them at 909-370-0860 or visit www. PrintProPlus.com.
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