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Northern Virginia Family Service [Success Story]

Video Length - 02:38

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) helps families and individuals in need create stability and self-sufficiency with a wide range of critical services. Sharp's easy to use multifunction printers (MFPs) provide the best amount of good for the least amount of money – allowing NVFS to reduce the total cost of industry for devices by approximately 50 percent.


FEMALE SPEAKER: Our mission is to help families. If you have a strong family, you have a strong community, city, state, and it goes out from there. And it all starts with the family, and that's what we do.


MALE SPEAKER: Northern Virginia Family Service started in 1924 by a group of volunteers who provided coal during the winter months for families that didn't have a way to afford it. We've evolved tremendously to what we are today, an agency with over 30 programs and over 400 employees. We each have a partner that supports our mission by providing us with the solutions that are affordable and reliable.

FEMALE SPEAKER: In the non-profit world, the demand is always higher than the supply. Food comes in seven days a week. We distribute to 650 families a month. Reliable technology is important. Easy, reliable technology for a non-profit is even more important, because our area of expertise is family services and helping families, not fixing printers.


MALE SPEAKER: In 2010, 2011, we started to pay attention about our budget spent in printing. Everything was not standardized, and it was costing a lot of money to maintain and to support. We decided to replace all of that with Sharp devices. What made Sharp stand out, it was because they are very easy to use, and they provide us with consistency all throughout the agency, which actually helps people to be more productive and more efficient.

FEMALE SPEAKER: Secure printing is very important, because we have confidential information from both clients and volunteers. Only I can access what I've sent to the printer, and I can send from the printer directly into my files and it's all secure with me.

MALE SPEAKER: We made this investment knowing that we would be in it for the long run, because we tend to keep our devices as long as possible. Our goal is to provide the best amount of good for the least amount of money. And Sharp helping us has allowed us to reduce our total cost of ownership for devices by at least 50%, I would say. What Sharp has done for us is to allow us to focus on our mission and to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life. But it's also very important that we support our employees who work and do a sometimes difficult job every day.