Public encouraged to cast online votes as Regions’ What a Difference a Day Makes program highlights autism awareness.
ATLANTA, Ga. – June 15, 2020 – Throughout this month, Regions.com is raising awareness and providing financial support for nonprofits serving people with autism, as well as their families. And people across metro Atlanta are encouraged to show their support through online voting.
Locally, Spectrum Autism Support (Spectrum) is one of the nonprofits participating in Regions’ What a Difference a Day Makes contest. Through June 30, Regions is using its web and social media
channels to spotlight Spectrum and other organizations making a tremendous impact in the lives of people and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder.
Spectrum was founded in 1998 and has grown to serve more than 4,500 families with autism each year. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide support, education and resources for individuals and families impacted by autism. Spectrum also supports Latino and Korean families in the area by providing written materials in English, Spanish and Korean.
The public is invited to learn more about Spectrum and additional nonprofits through brief articles in the What a Difference a Day Makes section of Regions’ news website, regions.doingmoretoday.com. Then, through June 30, eligible voters can vote once daily for their favorite organization. After voting concludes, the nonprofit participant with the greatest number of votes will receive a $5,000 grant from Regions. All other contestants will receive grants of $500 or $1,000 based on vote totals. Further, Regions will provide a day of volunteer service to all organizations in the contest.
Currently, Spectrum is in second place out of 11 participating nonprofits. Additional votes are needed to help the nonprofit finish strong when the contest concludes. “Regions Bank is committed to offering a welcoming environment for all people, and we are honored to support Spectrum Autism Support and additional nonprofits that empower people through supportive services and customized programs,” said Bill Linginfelter, Metro Atlanta Market Executive for Regions Bank. “Through What a Difference a Day Makes, we have a unique opportunity to highlight the work of Spectrum and other worthy nonprofits while encouraging greater public awareness of their exceptional programs and service.”
In addition to the articles on Regions’ news website, each participating nonprofit is receiving social media promotions through @RegionsNews on Twitter. A video illustrating the initiative is on Regions’ YouTube channel. More information and complete contest rules can be found at doingmoretoday.com/what-a- difference. Voters must be 16 years of age or older and live in one of the 15 states where Regions has branch offices.
Regions has a long-standing commitment to serving people with autism. The bank worked with physicians and behavioral psychologists to create an autism-friendly branch network so people can bank independently and with ease. Regions branch associates have been educated about autism spectrum disorder and how to respond to a customer’s needs. Additionally, sensory packs and quiet rooms are available at Regions locations across 15 states. The What a Difference a Day Makes program extends beyond the June contest. Through the program, Regions gives every associate a paid day off each year to volunteer in support of nonprofit outreach. Additional information on Regions’ year-round commitment to community involvement can be found in the Community Engagement section of Regions.com.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $133 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at regions.com.