Stoneridge Software remains committed to its pay-it-forward program through the first half of 2017. This program gives our team members the opportunity to choose a cause they feel connected to and provide that organization or charity with $100. Listed below are the organizations that have been chosen for donations during the second quarter.
Stoneridge Software charitable donations made in prior years can be found in previous posts.
Q2 2017 Stoneridge Pay-It-Forward Donations
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes. Their activities include funding research, delivering services to hundreds of communities, providing objective and credible information, and giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Twin Cities-based Angel Foundation provides emergency financial assistance, education, and support to local adults with cancer and their families. Since 2001, Angel Foundation has provided more than $7 million in emergency financial assistance and has provided more than 25,000 services to local individuals.
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Assistance League is a nonprofit organization of volunteers committed to identifying unmet needs and addressing them through programs developed and administered by the members. These programs feed and clothe children, enhance and enrich education and support and serve the community. The money for the programs is generated from the Assistance League Thrift shop and from grants and donations.
Be The Match
Over the past 25 years Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Be The Match works every day to save lives through transplant. For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists.
Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue
Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue works to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned animals before permanently placing them in loving homes. They also aim to educate the public about proper animal care, prevention of breed discrimination, and the importance of spaying/neutering animals in order to combat the escalating overpopulation problem in our community and across the country.
Feed My Starving Children
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their mission is to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.
Feed The Fish
Feed The Fish is a ministry that provides children a place to enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, and know that God loves them. Their camp on Hoffman Lake is for children ages 7-12 and provides activities including fishing, hiking, swimming, tubing, boating, tent camping, bonfires, games, and Bible stories.
Homeward Animal Shelter
Homeward Animal Shelter provides a second chance at happiness to lost, abandoned, and owner-surrendered animals and educates the community in the proper, kind, and loving treatment of animals. Homeward Animal Shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation and spays/neuters all animals 6 moths or older before adoption. Its mission is : “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”
Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers by rearranging them into beautiful bedside bouquets and delivering them to community members in need in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area. All flowers are delivered with one message: you matter. With the caring hands of many volunteers, Hope Blooms has created and delivered more than 1,100 bouquets to community members in need.
Kenna Couch Recovery Fund
Kenna was recently injured in an ATV accident and lost her lower foot and limb as a result. She will need multiple prosthetics as she continues to grow, as well as physical therapy.
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) was founded in 1998, with a clear vision: a world where women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, recognized and valued.
North Dakota State University Computer Science Department
The Paul Juell Scholarship is given to one incoming undergraduate student each year that has declared Computer Science as their major and gives preference to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In its urgent mission to save lives, the organization attacks pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services, and advocacy. The organization is determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.
People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
More than 40 years ago, People Reaching Out to People (or PROP) was founded on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors, by donating time, food, and money to those in need. More recently, we expanded our services to not only meet the basic needs of the 1,100 families we serve but also provide skills to set clients on a path toward greater self-sufficiency.
Red River Dance & Performing Company
The mission of Red River Dance & Performing Company, a non-profit corporation, is to promote and support the art of dance through professional and creative instruction, choreography and performance. Red River Dance believes that the art of dance can touch your soul and stir emotions in wonderful ways. Red River Dances believes their most important job is providing opportunities for all students in a family-friendly environment.
Relay For Life
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 counties. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The realities of childhood cancer include 300,000 children being diagnosed with cancer each year. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease-more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to change these realities. By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, they determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.
The Regeneration Center
The Regeneration Center, a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Minnesota, was established in February of 1982 to minister healing to those trapped by destructive behavior through Christ-centered teaching, Biblical training and local and global Community Partnerships. The Regeneration Center is a non-denominational Christian organization that operates in cooperation with churches to provide ministry resources o the local church community.
Wiggle Your Toes
Aaron Holm lost both of his legs in a horrific accident on January 2, 2007. Armed with a laptop and a cell phone, Aaron started Wiggle Your Toes from his hospital bed. Aaron and his dedicated team built Wiggle Your Toes so others could not just get by but live life to its fullest. Through personalized support, practical answers, resources, and tools, Wiggle Your Toes helps amputees in Minnesota and beyond keep looking and moving forward.