IWS Announces 2013 Community Contributions
September 12, 2013
IntelliWare Systems is pleased to announce the recipients of its semi-annual charity contributions. Since the company's inception, it has donated over $250,000 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 year ten(10) charities were selected to receive contributions.
2013 recipients include:
- Bethany Christian Services: Bethany provides services to individuals and families struggling with unplanned pregnancies and infertility. They offer counseling services, adoption services, and temporary foster care services. Their mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.
- Boulder Crest Retreat: Boulder Crest Retreat 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.
- Capital Caring: Mission – To improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy. Capital Caring provides expert end-of-life in-home care to over 850 patients and families in need every day in Northern VA, Washington DC, and Prince George’s County MD.
- Families of the Wounded Fund: Mission - To provide 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.
- Fredericksburg Christian Health Center: Mission - The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (FCHC) is a non-profit organization who seeks to serve those who cannot afford medical with quality health care in the name of Jesus Christ. We 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: Mission – to provide access to counseling and other related services, at no charge, to low income, uninsured residents of our region.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: JDRF funds research towards treatment and cure of T1 diabetes. JDRF provided more than $110 million for T1D research in 2012 and currently has research projects in 17 countries, totaling $530 million. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has funded more than $1.7 billion in diabetes research and has dramatically advanced the T1D scientific frontier and the management of the disease.
- Stage Door Stars: Stage Door Stars is a division of Stage Door whose mission is to serve children with special needs by offering opportunities in theatre education, performance and outreach. Right now, Stage Door Stars offers a Summer Camp and Fall Workshops for children and young adults with special needs, focusing on using theatre, dance, music, and art to further educate them, teach new skills, and enrich their lives. IWS’s gift will allow families who would otherwise not be able to participate a chance to reap the benefits for their special needs kids as well.
- YoungLife/YoungLives of Fredericksburg: Mission - This organization is making an impact through its YoungLives program for kids with disabilities, as well as working with teens from nearly every high school in the Fredericksburg region. It is dedicated to helping young people develop the skills, assets, and attitudes to reach their God-given potential.
- Young Life – Capernaum: Capernaum is an arm of Young Life 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.