Chosen Inc. Selected to Receive Client Donations from International Monetary Systems

Local members of national trading network encouraged to support organization that supports foster and adoptive parenting
By: Chosen Inc.
Chosen Inc., supporting foster & adoptive families
Chosen Inc., supporting foster & adoptive families
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Aug. 4, 2021 - PRLog -- Chosen Inc. ("Chosen"), a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting foster and adoptive parenting, has been "chosen" by a large national trading network to receive donations from its clients.

International Monetary Systems, headquartered in nearby New Berlin, Wis., is encouraging its Wisconsin clients to support Chosen. The Waukesha-based organization participates in the IMS network, which spans 16 offices nationwide and transacts more than $225 million in trade volume annually.

IMS employs a form of barter where businesses sell goods and services to other IMS members, and are paid in "trade dollars" deposited into internal accounts. They use the trade dollars to purchase items and services from other IMS members. The network helps clients save cash and find new customers.

IMS is asking its 2,000 Wisconsin clients to donate trade dollars to Chosen. With these resources available for everyday expenses – professional services, office equipment, printing and more – Chosen can direct more money toward its mission of helping foster and adoptive families.

"We are tremendously grateful to IMS for selecting us for these generous donations," said Karen Schlindwein (, Vice-President of Education and Development for Chosen. "The IMS network holds tremendous value for an organization such as Chosen, where every dollar is precious."

IMS members have donated $15,000 thus far, Schlindwein said.

"Chosen's focus on children and families aligns directly with our goals to serve as stewards to both businesses and the community," said John Strabley, CEO of International Monetary Systems ( "IMS Barter was founded on helping businesses grow and supporting local communities in need, and Chosen serves a very vital lifeline."

"Without these good people, hundreds of children would be without a safe and loving home. Through our network of 15,000 businesses nationwide, including 2,000 in Wisconsin, IMS Barter is able to provide the essential support necessary for this organization to thrive. We are proud to sponsor Chosen's efforts, and partner with them to make a difference and improve the quality of life for children."

Founded in 2016, Chosen is dedicated to educating the public about the impact of adoption and fostering, and providing spiritual, material, and emotional support to families who have chosen these oft-misunderstood paths. Through its Waukesha-based Family Closet and other outlets, Chosen has given away more than 28,000 items to families in 12 Wisconsin counties.

More information about Chosen is available at, by calling (262) 853-1078, or following on Facebook at

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