CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has once again chosen Sittercity’s Corporate Program to help hundreds of thousands of military families across the nation find in-home caregivers. Sittercity is America’s largest and most trusted online solution connecting families with high-quality, local babysitters, nannies, elder care providers, dog walkers and more, with nearly 2 million caregivers nationwide.
The Sittercity Corporate Program, which was originally selected by the Department of Defense in 2009, provides all Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force families (including active duty, reserve and guard) with a paid membership to Sittercity through a custom built military portal at www.sittercity.com/dod.
Since the Sittercity Military Program launched in January of 2010, Sittercity has helped tens-of-thousands of military families find the right caregiver for their family. In fact, Sittercity connects a caregiver with a military family every nine minutes.
“Sittercity is honored to continue working with the Department of Defense,” said Martin Clifford, Sittercity CEO. “The challenges military families face in serving their country while caring for their family are significant and we are proud serve them and be a part of their support system.”
Eligible military families can activate their paid Sittercity membership at www.sittercity.com/dod.
Sittercity, founded in 2001, is America’s largest and most trusted online solution for connecting families with high-quality, local caregivers, including babysitters, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters, and housekeepers. With over two million members nationwide, Sittercity connects families with pre-screened caregivers by providing detailed profiles with photos, parent reviews, background checks, up-to-date availability, references and caregiving experience. In fact, every seven minutes Sittercity connects a family with the local caregiver that meets its unique needs. As the Department of Defense’s solution of choice, military families in all four branches (Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force) have access to Sittercity funded through an exclusive Department of Defense contract. Many other leading employers provide Sittercity’s Corporate Program as an employee benefit including UnitedHealth Group, MasterCard, Northwestern University, Avon and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.