Stoneridge Software Pays It Forward – Q2 2019
Stoneridge Software continues to give back to the community with our Pay-It-Forward charitable program. Based on the passions of our team we’ve contributed to nearly 30 organizations during the first half of 2019. 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 first and second quarters.
2019 Pay-It-Forward Donations
Alexandria Artist Guild
We are the makers, the creative souls in town. We are an inclusive, collective group of visual artists of all abilities, media, and styles with a desire to build rapport and network together. We meet monthly to not only build trust and community but to produce an artist directory and visual arts calendar for the Alexandria lakes area. We present our talented area artists as a unified and comprehensive group to all those looking to view, purchase, or engage with the visual arts.
Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no-kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. Founded in 1977, Animal Ark is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Minnesota corporation.
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers feed and clothe children, enhance and enrich education and support and serve our community.
Barnesville Area Community Fund
Generous contributions over the last 25 years have made a tremendous difference in the Barnesville area. Each and every day, our Barnesville Area Community Fund is touching people’s lives. Throughout every part of the community, you see projects that were funded through the assistance of the Community Fund….parks and playgrounds, libraries and emergency services; as well as new businesses and services. Visit with your friends and neighbors and you’ll hear stories of students who received scholarships and have gone on to make a difference; or families whose lives were changed by donations that helped them through a medical crisis.
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Fargo/Moorhead
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Fargo Moorhead has the mission to evangelize and disciple children by using Good News Clubs during the school year as well as 5-Day Clubs and day camp ministry during the summer, and to provide teacher training to adults and teens that help communicate the basic truths of the Bible in a way that children can understand.
Churches United for the Homeless
Churches United for the Homeless has the mission is to provide safe shelter, stable housing, nutritious food, and a path toward healing. We value integrity, empowerment, compassion, teamwork, and respect for all those who walk through our door.
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. We 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. It is important to us that we have a lasting impact on the lives of animals as well as the people who interact with us.
Dress for Success – Des Moines
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Emergency Food Pantry
The Emergency Food Pantry is a food distribution program whose mission is to provide referred families and individuals facing emergency situations with one week’s supply of healthy food. The Emergency Food Pantry has been located in the Fargo-Moorhead community to help feed the citizens of Cass and Clay counties in times of crisis, unemployment, fire, family violence, medical problems, and other difficult situations.
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) offers services for people with epilepsy and seizures across Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Our programs educate, connect, and empower individuals and families throughout their epilepsy journey.
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million USD for sick and injured kids.
Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
Churches United for the Homeless was formed in 1987 by a group of local churches. Now Churches United is supported by over 66 member congregations. Churches United for the Homeless has a Worship Center in which residents have the option to practice any faith or non-faith traditions. Churches United merged with the Dorothy Day Food Pantry and the Dorothy Day House to work together towards our common goals. Thier mission is to provide Safe Shelter, Stable Housing, Nutritious Food, and a Path Toward Healing. We value Integrity, Empowerment, Compassion, Teamwork, and Respect for all those who walk through our door.
Homeward Animal Shelter
Homeward Animal Shelter is a local and community-funded, non-profit animal shelter. Its mission is: “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”. It provides a second chance at happiness to lost, abandoned and owner-surrendered animals and educates the community in the proper, loving and kind treatment of animals. Homeward Animal Shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation and spays/neuters all animals 6 months or older before adoption.
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization located in Gilmer County, Georgia. The all-volunteer staff is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless companion animals that have been abandoned, owner surrendered or rescued from local high-kill county shelters. Homeward Bound provides the necessary medical care and attention for these animals, attends to their emotional, behavioral and socialization needs, and then seeks to place them in loving homes through adoption.
Small acts of kindness change lives. Simply knowing you are valued — especially during challenging times — can be a great source of hope and comfort. Hope Blooms is a budding nonprofit that repurposes donated flowers by rearranging them into beautiful bedside bouquets and delivering them to community members in need.
Hope Lutheran Brethren Church Community Event
Hope Lutheran Brethren Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Our longing is for people to hear and believe the Gospel message, that though we are sinners, God loved us so much that He sent Christ to die for us and to trust Him for salvation.
Equipping churches to provide immigrants with the hope of the gospel, help finding a pathway to legal residency, and a home in a church that cares for their needs.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a range of effects that can occur when a developing embryo is prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD can include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.
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.
New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment
The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment is a consortium made up of 3 member organizations and led by a diverse Board of Directors. The Consortium’s office and programming space is known as “The WE Center,” for wellness and empowerment, but also for “we,” a community. Their mission is to integrate diverse people to create one community by building trusting relationships.
North Country Trail
The mission of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) is to develop, maintain, protect and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail as the premier hiking path across the northern tier of the United States through a trail-wide coalition of volunteers and partners. NCTA unites individuals, affiliated trail groups, local chapters, corporate sponsors and others linked in support of building and maintaining the NCT and telling its story.
Plains Art Museum
Plains Art Museum connects art, artists, and audiences to foster creative, resilient, and welcoming communities. Plains Art Museum is our region’s primary destination for art appreciation and visual culture. Museum members provide funding for programs that foster creative learning, encourage imagination, and enrich lives. Plus, members support free general admission for the whole community.
Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead (RACC) provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, trafficking/sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse in eastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota. We are committed to transforming our community’s response to violence and abuse to ensure healing for those who have been victimized and personal safety for all.
Rescued Pets are Wonderful
Rescued Pets Are Wonderful is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue organization serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, animals given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.
Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry
Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry’s mission is to develop community by providing services to our guests and by working to help all fulfill their potential. SVdP staff, volunteers, and those we serve to accomplish this through the following actions and services: offering emergency relief, advocating for the dignity of all by addressing the root cause of societal injustice, and to promote the spiritual growth of everyone involved in the ministry.
Secondhand Hounds is a nonprofit animal rescue in Minnesota. Founded in July of 2009, our many volunteers have made a positive impact on the lives of many dogs and cats in our community. Our organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care, and daily necessities for animals at risk while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home!
St. Stephen’s Human Services
St. Stephen’s Human Services goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. We progress toward this goal through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. We meet people where they are and work together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability.
TNT Kid’s Fitness
TNT Kid’s Fitness believes that every individual is able to unlock their potential through movement. There are 3,000+ children with special needs living in our community. TNT is unique in welcoming children of all abilities. For the first time, children with special needs are active side-by-side with their peers. TNT is one of two facilities in the country that are all-inclusive, accepting all children of all abilities