In July 2013, Scorpion Design had an unprecedented month where four separate employees were honored as the Employee of the Month (EOM) for their individual contributions to the betterment of the company.
The first charity that received a donation from one of the July EOMs is
A Light of Hope (ALOH). ALOH is located in Newhall, California and is a family support
system that seeks to help young people to "fight against destructive
forces." They live by the motto that when there is light, there is
hope. ALOH uses Alternative Peer Group activities, weekly support group
meetings, and more to help young adults and parents alike find support
in their individual battles. At ALOH, youth and young adults (ages 14
to 26) can find help for anything from substance abuse to self-destructive
behaviors, including drugs, alcohol, depression, cutting, sexual abuse,
and behavioral issues through their compassionate programs and services.
To learn more, visit them online at www.alightofhopescv.org.
The second charity chosen by an EOM to receive a donation is
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). This charity's roots reach all the way back to 1990 when then
manager of the Oakland A's, Tony La Russa, saw a cat run onto the
field on a game against the New York Yankees. After taking the cat in,
Tony tried to find a No-Kill facility in the East Bay region of San Francisco
to no avail. The next year, Tony and his wife were inspired to start ARF,
a No-Kill organization for helping abandoned animals find homes, as well
as educating the public about the importance of pet control population.
In their 2011-2012 report, ARF was honored to announce that nearly 2,000
dogs and cats had been adopted.
Learn more online at www.arf.net.
The third charity is the
American Cancer Society (ACS), which has been leading the march in the fight against cancer for
more than a century. As a world-renowned organization, the ACS has made
it their mission to do everything possible to "eliminate cancer as
a major health problem." Together with millions of supports, the
ACS has spread its influence through more than 100 geographic Divisions
and more than 900 local offices; in fact, it is a prominent presence in
more than 5,000 communities. It comes together with all of its supporters
to raise money to help people stay well, get well, find cures, as well
as to provide programs and services, host fundraising events, and to help
pass laws that defeat cancer.
Learn more at their website: www.cancer.org.
The fourth charity that was selected is
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS). For more than 100 years, BBBS has been working to "help children
realize their potential and build their futures." They are the largest
donor and volunteer supported mentoring network in their entire agent
and work by matching adult volunteers with children between the ages of
six and eighteen. These matches help to create nurturing bonds that can
set the children on the path of success for years to come. It is the vision
of BBBS that all children will receive the tools and support that they
need to achieve success in their life.
Learn more online at www.bbbs.org.