Stoneridge Software Pays It Forward – Q2 2015
Stoneridge Software is committed to community and our team. We have recently initiated a pay-it-forward program as part of our charitable giving campaign that allows employees to support causes they feel close to or consider important. Each team member has been given $100 to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
During the second quarter of 2015, donations have been made to the following organizations:
Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue
Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue is an animal rescue operating out of Fargo, ND. They rescue, rehabilitate and permanently place abandoned animals, as well as educate the public on proper animal care, preventing breed discrimination and the importance of spaying/neutering.
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
The Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality is a caring, Christian community that shelters, nourishes, and empowers people who are homeless and hungry.
Dress For Success Red River Valley
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue is located in in Gilmer County, Georgia. It is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless companion animals. Homeward Bound provides medical care and attention for these animals, attends to their emotional, behavioral and socialization needs, and seeks to place the animals in loving homes through adoption.
Hope Lodge of Rochester, MN
Hope Lodge is an extended-stay facility created by the American Cancer Society. Besides giving patients and families a place to stay, it offers guests a wide variety of cancer programs and services that provide information, resources and support to ease the cancer journey. Fostering a home-like environment, it is equipped with a community dining room, kitchen, family room, library and laundry facilities.
Pink It Forward
Comprised of four family members, the mission of Pink It Forward is to provide hope and empowerment by enriching the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
In May of 2015, two lifelong friends from Hawley, Minn., spent a month on the road performing random acts of kindness such as buying ice cream for children in a park or paying for someone's meal. The trip was funded by an initial $500 donation by each of the friends, as well as donations to the project. With the success of the trip, another has been planned with hopes to continue the trend in coming years.
Learn more or donate to Project Wilderness here.
The Rad Ribbon Riders team participating in the Red Ribbon Ride
The Red Ribbon Ride is a four day, nearly 300 mile bike ride that benefits eight Minnesota AIDS service organizations. The mission of Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes (MN-FAB) is to educate the public about HIV and to raise funds and awareness to support Minnesota AIDS service organizations. Riders often cover the course in teams and are encouraged to spread the word about MN-FAB.
The Regeneration Center – Community Kids Program
The Community Kids Program provides kids with a safe place to have fun. They provide after-school activities which encourage kids to have fun while learning to treat others in a kind and respectful manner.
Learn more about the Community Kids program here or donate by sending checks to The Regeneration Center (Attn: Community Kids), PO Box 1196, Alexandria, MN 56308.
St. Catherine’s Living Center Foundation
St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton, ND, serves individuals of faith in a friendly environment with a true sense of community. Their services are designed to help seniors stay in their homes, improve their quality of life, and prevent premature nursing home placement.
The focus and expertise of Youthworks is working with teens, parents and young adults under 22 years of age. Youthworks has support programs for many different crisis situations including those for runaway, homeless, and street youth, young parents and pregnant mothers under 22, youth arrested and unable to return home, and youth needing emergency care.
Stoneridge Software’s corporate giving plan also includes three larger corporate donations which will be announced later this year.