The 100 Club of Chicago, which provides for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty, has announced a new partnership with Cale America, supplier of payment technology for parking and transportation in the Chicago area and throughout the United States.

"We are excited to welcome Cale America to the 100 Club of Chicago's family," said 100 Club of Chicago CEO Joe Ahern. "Their support will go a long way in helping the 100 Club of Chicago fulfill our mission of supporting the families of first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

Andreas Jansson, President of Cale America Inc., added that the 100 Club of Chicago is a perfect fit to Cale America's strategy of supporting children and families in need. "We are honored to be able to give back the Chicago communities through great organizations like the 100 Club. When we heard about their incredible mission, we didn't hesitate to sign up."

Over the course of its near five decades of service, the 100 Club of Chicago has provided assistance to 260 families, giving away approximately $10 million.

About The 100 Club of Chicago 

Founded in 1966, the 100 Club of Chicago is an Illinois not-for-profit (501)(c)(3) charitable organization that provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook and Lake Counties are included.

About Cale America 

Cale Group incorporates over 60 years of experience in the design and development of secure and innovative payment solutions for unattended parking and transit locations with cloud-based management applications. Headquartered in Kista, Sweden, the Cale Group has subsidiaries in ten countries and a network of partners in over 30 countries worldwide. Cale America Inc. was established in 2012 and is Cale's largest subsidiary with systems installed in over 200 municipalities, campuses and privately-managed properties throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.