Stoneridge Software continues to give back to the community with the Pay It Forward program and contributed to seven new organizations during the fourth quarter of 2017. This program gives our team members the opportunity to provide a cause, organization, or charity of their choice with a $100 donation. Listed below are additional organizations that were chosen by team members for donations during the fourth quarter.
A full list of Stoneridge Software charitable donations can be found in previous posts.
Q4 2017 Pay-It-Forward Donations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Village
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches youth who need mentors with volunteers in the Fargo-Moorhead community to form safe, caring friendships. BBBS is America’s leader in one-to-one youth service, with over a century of proven success in creating positive mentoring friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Mentoring makes a difference!
Global Rights for Women
Global Rights for Women envisions a world where women’s human rights to equality and freedom from violence are fully realized. They collaborate with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change.
Hope Lodge – American Cancer Society
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
StreetLightUSA provides crisis intervention, stabilization, and housing, through a variety of programs and services tailored to meet the needs of young girls at risk for and victims of child sex trafficking. StreetLight USA has served over 1,000 girls so far. Their mission is to transition adolescent girls from trauma to triumph by providing timely, accessible crisis intervention, stabilization, and housing.
JDRF Diabetes Foundation
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community.
They partner with local churches and national leaders to implement a Care Point strategy. These Care Points focus on food, education, and discipleship for future Christian leaders. $10 provides 100 meals for a refugee along the border, $300 provides education to a child for a year or provides shelter and clothing for a child for a year.