Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fidelis Marketing Turkey Drive Provides 200 Turkeys to Sacramento Food Bank

Fidelis Marketing coordinates participating car dealers, staff members, the Marine Corps and the Safeway Corporation to provide 200 turkeys to the Sacramento Food Bank.

Folsom, CA, December 02, 2010 -- Fidelis Marketing successfully organized a Turkey Drive at car dealerships to benefit the Sacramento Food Bank. Fidelis Marketing, a direct mail marketing company servicing over 1500 clients nationwide, organized their largest Turkey Drive to date, donating 200 turkeys.

Jeff Garcia, President of Fidelis, said about the fundraiser, "It was extremely successful for the car dealerships. The public response at the dealerships resulted in additional vehicle sales and a stimulus to the dealers’ local economies."

The public, responding to promotional advertising by visiting participating dealerships to inquire about a car as a result of the Fidelis mail drops, received a gift certificate for a free turkey. In addition, with each 1,000-piece mail drop that car dealers ran in alliance with Fidelis Marketing, the local Sacramento Food Bank also received a donated turkey.

Asked about the Turkey Drive, Garcia commented, "We formerly only did half of the event. With this year’s tough economy and so many families struggling, our staff felt it was important to add the second half of the promotion and do our part locally to donate the additional turkeys to the local Food Bank based on the national participation."

Garcia, also a former Marine, enlisted the help of the Sacramento Motor T and Maintenance Division Marines. In response, they provided a 7-ton Marine Corps truck and a group of Marines to help deliver the turkeys to the Food Bank.

Responding to questions on who was involved, Garcia said, "Our staff of 27 participated in selling the promotions to the dealers. In addition, our staff put in countless hours and their own money to the cause. Safeway sold us the turkeys at a bulk rate as a contribution to the cause, and the Sacramento Marines participated in the delivery and donated their time and vehicle."

Fidelis staff aims to recruit more participants next year and deliver 500 turkeys to the Sacramento Food Bank.


Fidelis Marketing, Inc.
Established in 2007, Fidelis Marketing, Inc, located in Folsom, CA, is a private company specializing in Direct Mail advertising. Many car dealerships nationwide rely on Fidelis Marketing to improve their branding image and sales volume. Visit for more information about their direct mail services.

For additional information, contact: Jeff Garcia, President, Fidelis Marketing, Inc., Toll Free 866.400.FIDO, Direct 916.984.2906, Fax 916.244.0604,,

Jeff Garcia
Fidelis Marketing, Inc.
1645 Creekside Dr. Suite 100
Folsom, CA 95630

Ottawa Self Defense, SAFE International Self Defense Experts Reach 120,000 Client Milestone

SAFE International has reached a milestone in self defense training, having taught more than 120,000 clients.

Ottawa, ON, December 02, 2010 -- Ottawa Self Defense, SAFE International Self Defense Experts Reach 120,000 Client Milestone.  SAFE International is the leading provider of mobile self defense training in Ottawa, Canada.  It currently operates throughout Ontario and has taught self defense in Ottawa since 1994. SAFE International has reached a milestone in self defense training, having taught more than 120,000 clients. They have taught self defense to teens, women and men from 8 years of age to 70 years of age.  SAFE International has a focused marketing campaign to provide self defense to both women and men in private, corporate and high school environments .  The company is owned and managed by Chris Roberts who is a professional teaching Director and self-defense instructor.

SAFE International has a wide offering of self defense programs including:

1) Ottawa Corporate Self Defense - Workplace violence is on the rise. Company and organizational leaders have become increasingly concerned about protecting themselves and their staff. SAFE International can address these needs by providing seminars tailored to specific job needs in any service industry ranging from real estate to health care to sales employees. Self protection is a necessity but it is now a form of insurance that will make your business more profitable and your employees more confident and secure.  SAFE International courses are excellent at meeting many aspects of Ontario Bill 168 on workplace violence and harassment.

2) Ottawa Women’s Self Defense - Twenty five percent of women will be assaulted during their lifetime and the highest risk group is teenage women. This is an alarming fact especially since over forty seven percent of crime is unreported. Women will know their attacker fifty seven percent of the time according to studies. Women lead busy lives and need easy to remember tactics that work in real-life situations. They also need training that fits into their busy schedules. SAFE International  understands the challenges that women face and offer classes, group seminars and private lessons to fit into anyone's schedule.  SAFE International offers courses at the client’s home where they can address topics such as home invasions, car safety, family safety, plus much more.  They even have a Best Friends self defense course which can be a fun environment to learn in. 

3) Ottawa High School Self Defense - SAFE International has become Canada's most popular high school course for both boys and girls due to the fact that they don't teach martial arts, but rather a practical approach to personal safety with an emphasis on detecting and defusing potentially dangerous situations. All their instructors are certified through SAFE International and have a unique ability to reach the students in an effective and memorable manner.  SAFE International offers courses from one to five hours in length.

4) Ottawa Men’s Self Defense -- SAFE International provides a no nonsense approach to personal safety. Our goal is to teach men to Recognize, React and Respond to any confrontation in the quickest possible time. This is not a martial arts course, but rather a practical, effective and easy to learn style of personal security. Included in the men’s self defense course is how to deal with Personal Self Defense emotionally, psychologically and physically. Next SAFE International moves on to Close Quarter Striking Tools and learning how to identify the most vulnerable areas of the body and how to strike them in a quick, non telegraphed manner. Discussion on how using a Non-Aggressive Posture is one of your best tools to catch an attacker off guard.  Common Street Attacks are addressed as there are only a few primary attacks that are used in real life attacks. By preparing for those few you are also prepared to handle the secondary attacks. Even then, we still cover all the possible attacks which will include... chokes, punches, tackles, grabs, holds, plus how to handle things in the event that they go to the ground.  In addition, SAFE International can address defense against commonly used weapons such as knives, bats, and guns.

5) Ottawa Cyber Bullying Prevention Program -- for years, schools have offered Anti-Bullying programs, but now with the internet and all its benefits, there is a negative side, Cyber Bullying, another form of bullying which cannot be ignored. Cyberbullying is quite often an extension of traditional bullying and can take many forms.SAFE International - has recognized that this topic can no longer be ignored and in traditional fashion, we have developed a program which is both memorable and effective in teaching our 3 R's philosophy of Recognize, React, and Respond. First students are taught how to recognize the different forms that cyber bullying make take, whether they be through texting, emailing or popular social networking sites. Students are then taught through discussion, case studies and interaction how to react to these forms of bullying whether it be to handle themselves, or to approach the proper authorities / parents on how to respond in the quickest and safest manner.

Chris Roberts also trains/consults people privately on a weekly basis. Private clients include mothers, fathers, daughters, police officers, seniors, and people with disabilities. Tactics are taught and learned quickly. Mr. Roberts constantly studies and implements new tactics when they his criteria of being simple but effective. If the tactic might save a life, he is interested. The techniques are taught on the basis of Gross Motor movements.

Contact SAFE International and Chris Roberts to schedule a private lesson, group class, seminar or school course. You can visit the main site at or their site for schools at You can also view Chris’ self defense blog at

You can also reach Chris Roberts toll free at 1-800-465-5972 or by email at
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Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972