In March 2014, two separate employees were honored as Employees of the Month (EOM) for their hard work, dedication, and domination in their areas. Both chose to give their donations to two separate charities.
Feed The Children
The first employee chose to give their donation to Feed The Children, which was founded in 1979 to provide "hope and resources for those without life's essentials." Currently, they are one of the largest international charities based in the U.S. and they have a simple mission: no child should ever go to bed hungry. To accomplish this mission, they work both domestically and internationally in more than 20 countries.
Domestically, Feed The Children works to provide assistance following disasters and emergencies. In 2013, they were successful in donating nearly 100 million pounds of food and supplies to over 10 million individuals. Internationally, they provided nourishing meals to more than 350,000 children in 2014. They worked to distribute more than $129 million worth of food, medicine, and other essential items.
To learn more about this organization or to donate yourself, visit them online at www.feedthechildren.org.
Bridges to Ability
The second Employee of the Month chose to give their donation to a local charity, Bridges to Ability. In 2005, Bridges to Ability was founded under the name LETMESAIL, Inc. by concerned parents who wanted to create more social and recreational abilities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Later in 2010, the Board of Directors changed to name to Bridges to Ability, which they believed was a better-fitting name.
Since its founding, Bridges to Ability has grown exponentially and currently serves more than 200 individuals. It is Bridges to Ability's mission to improve the lives of teens and adults through programs that meet all of their needs—vocational, education, social, recreational, and more. Currently, support for individuals with developmental disabilities drops drastically once they turn 18 or so. Through their work, Bridges to Ability hopes to provide a "bridge" to these individuals to keep them stimulated, supported, and active.
Learn more about this cause and get involved by visiting them online today at http://bridgestoability.org.