Pride Card Services Raises Over $5,000 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pride Card Services (www.4pride.com), an industry-leading gay-owned and operated payment processing company serving businesses worldwide, is proud to continue its over 15-year tradition of supporting community-focused, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality-focused charities, with its recent participation in the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles that took place October 13, 2013. The Pride Card Services team raised over $5,000, which greatly contributed to the $2.5 million raised overall.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles raised funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and 27 other important L.A. County AIDS service organizations. These groups provide essential, direct services to thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vital HIV prevention work throughout the Southland. Pride Card Services is especially proud to be a part of this event, as the credit card processor is also an active contributor and partner of APLA with their successful $250-20-20 program launched last year. For every new merchant that signs with Pride Card Services, the firm donates $250 to a charity that supports the LGBT community. Each month thereafter, Pride Card Services donates 20% of the net income it earns on that merchant’s account. And because the merchant’s processing costs are reduced by up to 20% over their current processor, Pride Card Services brings considerable benefits to both its merchants and the community.

“We were thrilled to participate once again in this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles,” said Cliff Teston, President and CEO of Pride Card Services. “With our already established partnership with APLA, the AIDS Walk Los Angeles gives us an extra opportunity to raise funds for the essential services and HIV prevention work that they provide. Our team had so much fun at this event and we were honored to raise over $5,000 for a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts.”

Pride Card Services has carved out a unique niche within the payment processing industry. In addition to the full breadth of custom payment solutions and technologies the firm offers at discounted rates, Pride Card Services provides merchants with a means to support the causes that are important to the community.

To learn more about Pride Card Services or to receive a quote, visit www.4pride.com, call 1-888-590-4977, or email info@4pride.com. For more information about APLA, visit www.apla.org or email info@apla.org.

About Pride Card Services

In business since 1997, Pride Card Services is a gay-owned and operated full-service payment processing company that provides important opportunities for merchants to support community-focused, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality focused charities. Pride Card Services, which processes $500 million in transactions annually, is a registered ISO and MSP for HSBC, Merrick Bank and Westamerica Bank and accommodates most businesses in retail, internet, mobile and mail/telephone order environments. To learn more, visit www.4pride.com or call 1-888-590-4977.

Pride Card Services Announces Partnership With Desert AIDS Project With Its $250-20-20 Program

PCS Will Donate $250 to Desert AIDS Project for Each New Merchant and 20 Percent of Net Income on the Account, and Reduce Merchant Processing Costs Up to 20 Percent

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pride Card Services (www.4pride.com), an industry-leading gay-owned and operated payment processing company, is proud to continue its 15-year tradition of supporting community-focused, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality-focused charities, by forging a new partnership with Desert AIDS Project, D.A.P.

As part of its $250-20-20 program, Pride Card Services will donate $250 to Desert AIDS Project for each new merchant that signs up, plus ongoing donations equal to 20 percent of the net income on the merchant’s account for as long as they are with Pride Card. They also offer up to 20 percent off processing costs for each new merchant account opened, which gives businesses a great incentive to sign up.

Desert AIDS Project is based in Palm Springs, California, and provides medical care and comprehensive support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the desert community. The organization provides testing, treatment, counseling, transportation, housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS.

“This is a natural alliance for us,” said Cliff Teston, Pride Card Services co-founder and CEO. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with an organization of Desert AIDS Project’s caliber. They’re true innovators in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and that makes them a perfect fit for us.”

Darrell L. Tucci, Chief Development Officer at Desert AIDS Project agrees, adding, “We’re thrilled to be working with a company like Pride Card. They strive to give back to important causes that positively affect the local community, and they share our vision of increasing awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS while enhancing health and well-being.”

To learn more about Pride Card Services, visit www.4pride.com, call 888-590-4977, or emailinfo@4pride.com. For more information about Desert AIDS Project, visitwww.desertaidsproject.org or call 760-323-2118.

About Pride Card Services

In business since 1997, Pride Card Services is a gay-owned and operated full-service payment processing company that provides important opportunities for merchants to support community-focused, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality focused charities. Pride Card Services, which processes $500 million in transactions annually, is a registered ISO and MSP for HSBC, Merrick Bank, and Westamerica Bank and accommodates most businesses in retail, Internet, mobile and mail/telephone order environments. To learn more, call 888-590-4977, visit www.4pride.com, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

About Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visitwww.desertaidsproject.org, or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Pride Card Services Joins LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pride Card Services has joined the LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC). As an industry-leading, gay-owned-and-operated payments processing company, Pride Card Services considers its membership in the LAGLCC as a natural step in its mission to support community, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality-focused charities. Continue reading

Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory Partners With Pride Card Services

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA–(Marketwire – Mar 28, 2013) – Pride Card Services, an industry-leading gay-owned and operated payment processing company, is proud to announce that they have been chosen as the preferred provider for The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory.

The partnership will benefit both organizations, as well as the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered (LGBT) community. For every new merchant that signs with Pride Card Services, the firm donates $250 to an LGBT charity. Each month thereafter, Pride Card Services donates up to 20% of the net income it earns on that merchant’s account. And because the merchant’s processing costs are reduced by 10% to 20% — thanks to a quick and easy approval process, lack of hidden fees, and experienced, knowledgeable staff — both merchants and the community come out ahead.

The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory will use Pride Card Services for its own payment processing services, and it will promote Pride Card Services to its base of LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses.

“Pride Card Services represents an incredible opportunity,” said Tom Adler, Owner of The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory. “Businesses will save money on credit card processing fees and support our community at the same time. I’ve been impressed by this company from the beginning, and I’m thrilled at the potential this partnership will bring.”

To learn more about Pride Card Services or to receive a quote, visit www.4pride.com, call 1-888-590-4977, or email info@4pride.com. For more information about the Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory, visit www.gayandlesbianpages.com.

About Pride Card Services

Pride Card Services is a gay-owned and operated full-service payment processing company that helps merchants support equality-focused causes. The company processes $500 million in transactions annually, is a registered ISO and MSP for HSBC, Merrick Bank and Westamerica Bank, and serves businesses in retail, internet, mobile and mail/telephone order environments. To learn more, visit www.4pride.com or call 1-888-590-4977.

About The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory

The Essential Gay & Lesbian Directory is the leading directory for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered (LGBT)-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses in Southern California and beyond. The directory provides a quick and easy means for members of the LBGT community to search for businesses, and for businesses to showcase their support of the LBGT community. To learn more, visit www.gayandlesbianpages.com, www.gayyellowbook.com, or call 1-877-718-GAYS or 1-877-718-LESBIANS.

Pride Card Services Launches $250-20-20 Program to Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

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Pride Card Services Launches $250-20-20 Program to Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

PCS Will Donate $250 to APLA for Each New Merchant, 20% of Net Income on Account, and Reduce Merchant Processing Costs Up To 20%

 

(West Hollywood, CA) – Pride Card Services, an industry-leading gay-owned and operated payment processing company, is proud to continue its 15-year tradition of supporting community-focused, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality focused charities, in a new partnership with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Pride Card Services is also pleased to be a co-chair supporter of the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 14 and has entered as a team to walk in the event as well. Continue reading