Fall Corporate Outreach Results
October 7, 2014
IntelliWare Systems is pleased to announce the recipients of its semi-annual charity contributions. Since the company's inception, it has donated over $325,000 to non-profits that are actively supported by IWS employees and are making a difference in our communities. The selection process is employee-led and solicits employee nominations. An employee working group reviews nominated organizations' mission and vision to ensure they align with the corporate outreach program criteria, their non-profit status, and the involvement of IWS employees.
This fall fifteen (15) charities were selected to receive contributions.
Fall 2014 recipients include:
- Families of the Wounded Fund: FOWF provides financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded in combat operations or injured as the result of line-of-duty activities in support of combat operations.
- Canine Partners for Life: For over 20 years, Canine Partners for Life (CPL) has been dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.
- Casey Cares Foundation: The Casey Cares Foundation is involved in the care and support of those affected by significant medical diseases with a dedicated team of caring staff with years of experience in the field of helping critically ill children, many of who volunteer their time. Casey Cares Foundation is dedicated to providing uplifting programs with a personal touch for critically ill children and their families.
- MicroGreens: MicroGreens is an innovative program that works with school and non-profit organizations to educate children and low-income families about how to make healthy choices based on a government supplemented food budget. Through one class per week over an eight week period, MicroGreens fellows (trained volunteers) showcase how anyone can shop for, prepare, and enjoy a healthy meal based on a total budget of $3.50 per meal per family of four.
- Rosaria Communities: Rosaria Communities builds and renovates houses to provide independent living opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Montgomery County, Maryland. But this is not a typical bricks and mortar operation. As an affiliated corporation of the Archdiocese of Washington, Rosaria partners with Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Washington, public and private funding sources and care providers, to meet the comfort, care and spiritual needs of residents.
- St. Joseph's House: St Joseph’s House is a home-based care provider for children with severe and multiple, developmental and physical disabilities. It offers before and after-school care, weekend respite, summer camp, and emergency 24-hour care. It is the only entity in the state of Maryland offering this type of service.
- YoungLife – Capernaum: Capernaum is an arm of YoungLife of Greater Fredericksburg that focuses specifically on helping teens with disabilities participate fully in activities that build self-esteem, challenge their limits, and bring them out of isolation into a life in an accessible society.
- YoungLives: YoungLives is an arm of YoungLife of Greater Fredericksburg that focuses specifically on the development of and providing support to pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers and their children.
- Rappahannock Area YMCA: YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA offers several youth development programs for kids in our area to attend regardless of age, income, or background through its ‘Open Doors’ program.
- Boulder Crest Retreat: BCR for military and veteran wellness is the first 37-acre country retreat established in 2013 to provide free respite, activities and programs for our nation’s seriously wounded warriors and their families to reconnect and recover during their recovery and rehabilitation. IWS’s gift will help wounded military warriors and their families enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental, financial and spiritual recovery.
- Fredericksburg Christian Health Center: FCHC is a non-profit organization seeking to serve those who cannot afford medical with quality health care in the name of Jesus Christ. They strive to minister to the whole person – body, mind and spirit – in order for healing to come about in all three. FCHC meets the medical needs of families and individuals in the Fredericksburg area who are unable to afford health care insurance.
- Fredericksburg Counseling Services: FCS provides access to counseling and other related services, at no charge, to low income, uninsured residents of our region.
- No Greater Sacrifice: NGS is dedicated to children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members by delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: PHWFF is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly-fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
- The Movember Foundation: MF’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Movember campaigns take place in November and get men to grow moustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun and engaging annual campaign that seeks to achieve the following: fund men’s health programs; bring awareness and understanding of the health risks men face; and provide treatment and care to men living with prostate or testicular cancer as well as mental health issues.