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 twenty-two organizations during the third quarter of 2018. 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 third quarter.
Q3 2018 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. In addition to funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, the ADA delivers services to hundreds of communities, provides objective and credible information, and gives a voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown
Located north of Marshalltown, Iowa, the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown is a private animal shelter that opened its doors in 1948. Their facility takes in stray and unwanted animals in Marshall County and attempts to find as many as possible new, loving homes. 150-200 domestic animals cross their threshold each month in need of shelter and care.
Be the Match
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, they find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. They work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. They are drawn to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems, and health.
Fill the Dome
The goal of Fill the Dome is self-explanatory: Fill the entire floor of the Fargodome (80,000 sq. ft) with food for local food pantries. The Metro Area Student Ambassadors have adopted the phrase “Hunger has no face” to describe Fill The Dome’s mission. This year, the ambassadors emphasize the fact that hunger can affect anyone. Fill The Dome is aimed at feeding those in need in our community, teaching about our community needs, and developing volunteerism.
Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota through community partnerships. It is the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serves as its only food bank. Each year, they touch the lives of one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.
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 months or older before adoption. Its mission is: “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”
Lost and Found Recovery Center
Lost and Found Recovery Center is a Christian ministry of healing for those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction and their family members, friends, employers, and allies. Located in Moorhead, Lost and Found respectfully serves people of all backgrounds in the Red River Valley through counseling, coaching, and support.
Mission Ferris Bueller
Mission Ferris Bueller has been created to help bring cheer and support to US Military troops based in Afghanistan. Their goal is to send a large number of Care Packages to the troops and civilians serving in the United States military. Mission Ferris Bueller is a tribute to the classic 80s movie, which represents a “break from reality, having fun, surprises, and impacting many people in a good way, all while appreciating the things and people that mean the most to you.”
National Kidney Foundation
Fueled by passion and urgency, the National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in their work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless
Open Your Heart has been targeting donations to help hungry and homeless Minnesotans since 1986. They fill specific, unmet needs: helping food and shelter providers of all sizes get the things they must have to serve more people. 15,000 Minnesotans will be homeless tonight. They help emergency shelters, supportive housing programs, and domestic violence shelters purchase necessities such as mattresses, security cameras, and repair heating units for our cold winters.
People Reaching Out to People
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, they expanded their services to not only meet the basic needs of the 1,100 families they serve but also provide skills to set clients on a path toward greater self-sufficiency.
Pink It Forward
Pink It Forward is comprised of 4 family members; 3 cousins and a daughter. They are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends, but also resoundingly – 3 breast cancer survivors and one who is adamantly doing what she can to prevent herself from being diagnosed. Pink It Forward works to provide hope and empowerment by enriching the lives of all those affected by breast cancer.
Proof Alliance (formerly MOFAS)
The Proof Alliance 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.
Purr Paws Rescue
Purr Paws Rescue is a non-profit no-kill rescue. They depend on donations to help cover the costs of providing the veterinary care for the cats and kittens in our program. Purr Paws Rescue is a volunteer only group. We do not have any paid employees. Thus all donations are used for the animals and their related care.
Robin Weunski – Supplies For Our Soldiers
For the last ten years, since her own son was deployed to a combat zone, Robin has been assembling and mailing packages consisting of essentials and treats to members of our armed forces serving overseas. Combining items she buys with some donated goods, she packs and ships the boxes all year long at her own expense and largely unassisted. Hundreds, if not thousands, of soldiers, have had their dreary and often hazardous tours of duty brightened by the arrival of these packages, and many have sent letters of appreciation. Robin’s business, The Pittsburgh Inn, is her base of operations but this effort is strictly a personal labor of love and patriotism.
Ruby’s Pantry holds Pop-Up Pantry’s in a number of locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin every month. Ruby’s Pantry is faith-based and is organized and hosted by a group of volunteers from a local church. A Pop-Up Pantry is held either at the church location or at a site easily accessible for guests. There are no income or resident limits/requirements and you can attend a Pop-Up Pantry at any city/state location.
Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry
The mission of Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry is to provide high-quality basic health care to individuals and families who are uninsured or underinsured regardless of race, religion or beliefs. They provide care in a manner that demonstrates respect, dignity, trust, and confidentiality. Their goal is to improve the health of the community, to be wise stewards of our resources and to assist in providing access to necessary community resources.
Founded in July of 2009, Secondhand Hounds and their many volunteers have made a positive impact on the lives of many dogs and cats in the community. The 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. John 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.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead invites everyone to strengthen their faith through Word and Sacrament.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the seven-county metro region by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.