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Navient Foundation donates $15,000 to the Ministry of Caring to help support homeless

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient Foundation, the philanthropic fund of the nation’s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, donated $15,000 to the Ministry of Caring Inc. in Wilmington. The contribution will help provide food for residents at the Ministry’s two shelters for women and children and to purchase new computers and printers for its Job Placement Center. The Ministry of Caring Inc. provides a network of social, health and support services for those living in poverty, including the homeless and working poor, in the greater Wilmington area.

“When women and children arrive at our Hope House emergency shelters, they no longer have to worry about whether they’ll have enough food to eat, and that allows them to focus on bigger goals related to education, employment and housing,” said Pete Kennedy, communications director, the Ministry of Caring Inc. “We’re very grateful for this generous donation from Navient Foundation, which will provide nourishment for our shelters, as well as computers that will be vital tools for those seeking dignified work through our Job Placement Center.”

The Ministry of Caring Inc. provides many programs, including multiple child care centers, emergency shelters, long-term and transitional housing, job placement centers and other support services.

“Local residents always have a place to turn to for shelter, thanks to the Ministry of Caring,” said Sheila Ryan-Macie, senior vice president, Navient. “We are grateful to help assist in the Ministry’s efforts in providing the local community with a haven of support for those who need it most.”

In addition to its care-giving services, the Ministry of Caring Inc. also hosts fundraising events throughout the year, such as its Mardi Gras celebration and monthly International Night dining series from January through October, which features a different cultural theme from selected foreign countries, such as Polish night and Spanish night.

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About Navient
As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of public and private sector clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com.


Contact: Nick LaMastra, 302-283-2964, nicholas.lamastra@navient.com

Source:Navient Corporation