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.