Stoneridge Software continues to give back to the community with the Pay It Forward program and contributed to 18 new organizations during Quarter 3 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 third quarter.
A full list of Stoneridge Software charitable donations can be found in previous posts.
Q3 2017 Pay-It-Forward Donations
Barnesville Area Food Pantry
Our purpose is to receive and distribute food in the Barnesville area to improve the quality of life for those in need and strengthen our community.
BIO Girls, Beautiful Inside and Out, helps girls build confidence and learn life skills through faith-based lessons, mindful mentoring and physical perseverance. Each BIO Girls site meets weekly over the course of 10-12 weeks to train their mind, body and soul. Participants gain the tools and confidence needed to navigate adolescence, dream big and have the confidence to be themselves. The program concludes with the running of a local 5K race.
Churches United for the Homeless (CUFH)
CUFH provides shelter, support, and case management services for men, women, and families. Churches United for the Homeless was incorporated in October of 1987 by local churches. Participation in faith-based activities is completely optional for residents.
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Inc.
The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality and Food Pantry is a loving, Christian community that shelters, nourishes, and empowers people who are homeless and hungry. The Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality was established in 1983 after the City of Moorhead expressed concerns about housing homeless people in the basement of the Newman Center.
Dress for Success – Red River Valley of the Upper Midwest
Dress for Success Red River Valley of the Upper Midwest works 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. Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty; are treated with dignity and respect, and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities.
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. Our process is simple. Donations given by people fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, Inc.
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue is a non-profit pet rescue in the North Georgia mountains, saving dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. They rescue animals from local high kill shelters and from abandonment and then help heal and comfort them and find them forever homes. Their all-volunteer staff is dedicated to their mission.
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (JAUM)
Each year JAUM partners with nearly 10,000 community volunteers to teach our programs to local students. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers, and prepare students to succeed in school and beyond. JAUM strives to provide relevant, fundamental learning opportunities for students in grades K-12, preparing them for a lifetime of success.
Lake Region Healthcare Foundation
With the work of over a century gone by, Lake Region Healthcare Foundation continues its rich legacy of caring and planning for the future, focusing on providing the best possible access and scope of service for our patients, clinical and service excellence, and maintaining a highly qualified and dedicated workforce.
Lost and Found Recovery Center
Lost and Found Recovery Center is staffed by professional counselors licensed in addiction and drug counseling and mental health. The staff is experienced, savvy, knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and caring. A pastoral counselor is also available for 5th Steps and spiritual guidance. All counseling work is confidential and done with utmost love and respect for the loved one who is struggling with the addiction.
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. They operate in cooperation with churches to provide ministry resources to the local church community.
Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center
Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center has been an important regional resource for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer since it opened its doors in 1990. It is widely recognized as a top cancer center in the country. Always seeking to advance and improve its care and services, Roger Maris Cancer Center recently added new services and expertise in cancer care.
Second Harvest Heartland
There is more than enough food available to feed everyone. Second Harvest Heartland leads through innovation, finding creative solutions to connect the full resources of our community with our hungry neighbors. Hunger continues to be a prevalent and pervasive issue in our area, but we believe no one should go hungry. Our clients come from rural, urban and suburban areas, of every age and background.
St. John’s University
Saint John’s University designs programs to meet the needs and aspirations of young men, emphasizing leadership and a personal development profile that includes intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development. Its values-based and value-added residential liberal arts education provides the framework for fulfilling lives of disciplined inquiry and leadership in careers devoted to the professions, public life and service to others.
The Marshmellow Foundation
The Marshmallow Foundation is a non-profit animal shelter located in Detroit Lakes, MN that was created to serve as a public resource for stray, abandoned, and rescued companion animals. One of the main goals of The Marshmallow Foundation is to help educate the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering animals so that we can put an end to the nightmare of unwanted cats and dogs.
The Salvation Army Fargo-Moorhead
The Fargo Salvation Army assists Cass and Clay County residents in emergencies and offers a wide range of ongoing basic needs services. Physical, emotional and spiritual help is provided to anyone in need without discrimination. In addition, Salvation Army officers lead worship services every Sunday.
uCodeGirl is a non-profit organization designed to inspire, engage and equip young girls in the community with leadership traits, computational thinking skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset. uCodeGirl strives to bridge the gender gap in technology so that young girls can confidently pursue opportunities suitable for the 21st century.
Warhawks Wheelchair Athletics Program
UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Athletics exists since 1973. Their program includes a men’s and a women’s intercollegiate wheelchair basketball team competing at the highest level and featuring many current, past and future Paralympic athletes and coaches. In addition, they aim to provide opportunities to all by offering an Intramural Wheelchair Basketball and an Intramural Wheelchair Football program. Their facilities include a fully adapted weight room, many basketball chairs and hand-cycles, a multipurpose gym and much more provided by the university.