We’re about to enter the holiday season, a frenetic time of shopping, gifting, re-gifting, cooking, traveling and, for much of the nation, colder weather. But it’s also a time for family, togetherness and giving back. And so, the team at Inflexion was inspired to think about how we could give back in 2015.
We each put thought into charities that we hold close to our hearts, those that could use support and those that are perhaps overlooked. We got together on a Friday afternoon and presented our charity of choice and why we felt it should be selected. We collectively decided upon a charity that we would donate our time and resources to in the coming year.
I’ll get to which charity we decided to support, but first, it’s definitely worth mentioning the worthy causes the team presented.
The American Brain Tumor Association
The American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing support and education programs for all brain tumor types and all age groups.
The mission of the ABTA is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.
Bobby and the Strays
In the summer of 1995, Roberta “Bobbi” Giordano was driving on a busy street when she saw a car strike a dog – and then drive away! She immediately came to the dog’s aid, taking him to a vet for care. Sadly, the dog had a broken back and was unable to be saved. Soon after, Bobbi quit her job in order to turn her passion for helping animals into a full-time mission. In 1998 she established Bobbi and the Strays.
They are a 100% non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization, located in New York – with an adoption center in Queens and a shelter on Long Island. They rescue stray dogs and cats from the streets, and from situations of abuse and neglect. Additionally, they rescue many dogs and cats from “death row” at kill shelters in New York.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BCRF is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today they are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.
Residents for Redwings sponsored by The Hoboken Rotary
The Residents for Redwings are a group of parents committed to Hoboken. Their mission is to help Hoboken High School, the PTO and Board of Education in any way they can to enhance the school.
The Rotary Club of Hoboken was founded in 1921 and is part of the worldwide service organization known as, Rotary International. Rotary International was established in Chicago in 1905, and it quickly grew throughout the US and to over 80 countries in less than 10 years. The Hoboken Rotary gives scholarships to High School seniors, dictionaries to 3rd graders to prepare for 4th grade spelling bee, helps organizations like The American Legion and many more local services.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
We are committed to providing the best care for children in our specialty areas of Orthopedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
The Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. Their aim is to:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
And the winner is…Residents for Redwings! While all of these charities presented excellent ways to support causes, our local roots are very important to us and keep us grounded. Helping to make Hoboken a better place and help to advance the education of the town’s children was something the entire team wanted to get behind. We look forward to doing what we can in 2015 to support the Rotary.