SOURCE: Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Software Systems

December 09, 2014 11:46 ET

Paragon Software Systems Helps My Time Provide Christmas Cheer for Young Carers

'Tis the Season for Giving

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces making a generous donation to My Time for Young Carers, which will help the organization provide a Christmas party and gifts for the children. My Time for Young Carers is a UK-based charity that provides a meeting place for children and teenagers within the local community whose lives are adversely affected by the disability or ill health of other family members. My Time offers fun group activities as well as support for those who have added caring responsibilities. Many of these youngsters were previously supported by Mid-Surrey Young Carers until it closed in 2012 due to changes in funding.

Kirsty Hudson, Paragon's Marketing Administrator, is a helper at My Time. "I was walking down the street a couple of years ago, thinking I'd like to do some volunteer work and wondering which charity to choose. Then someone handed me a leaflet about My Time. It was as simple as that," she says. "My Time had only one branch back then -- in Ewell, and I ended up helping to establish the Dorking branch."

My Time opened two more branches this year: one in Stoneleigh, and another in Fetcham, in the United Kingdom. Together the four centers support around 50 young carers, giving them a safe place to relax, have fun, and interact with others who understand the stress that comes with the territory of being a carer.

"Our mission is to reach each and every young carer and make a difference," says Barbara Watts, Chair of My Time for Young Carers. "Thanks to the amazing generosity of companies like Paragon Software Systems, we can afford the little extras that make such a big difference and go towards helping our young carers enjoy their Christmas just that little bit more."

"We are delighted to be able to support such a great local organization," says William Salter, CEO and President of Paragon Software Systems. "My Time makes a big difference to so many young people's lives in the local area, and we are proud to have been involved with the organization for more than a year now."

About Paragon Software Systems:

Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon's advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon's North American truck routing software clients include George's Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK's number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.paragonrouting.com/us.

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