For the third year in a row, we looked to you—clients, employees and friends of Compu-Mail—for your input as we allocate our corporate giving funds. This year, you did not disappoint, bringing to our consideration a number of inspiring and deserving charitable organizations. We are so pleased to give back to our community, donating thousands this year to many charitable organizations including our Charity Connection recipients.
Heart Works in Getzville, NY to Receive $1,000 Donation
After much deliberation, we are thrilled to announce that the client nominated recipient of our Charity Connection donation is Heart Works, a charity that funds research and equipment for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York. Heart Works was nominated by Gayle Schultz of Publicis Hawkeye, and will receive $1,000 through Charity Connection.
Heart Works’ story begins with one strong, little boy named Charlie. Charlie was the 1 baby in 100 to be born with some form of heart defect – his being Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. After three open heart surgeries at Golisano Children’s Hospital (which is world-renowned for their neonatal heart care), Charlie is 6 years old and a regular kid, enjoying summer camp and T-ball.
Inspired by her experiences as she saw Charlie through treatment, Charlie’s mom, Merredith Levin, founded Heart Works, whose mission is…
“To improve and extend the lives of babies born with heart defects.”
Merredith explains on the organization’s site that “equipment for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for heart babies like Charlie is very expensive, [and having] the latest technology and equipment to care for these children can and does save lives.”
For the time being, Heart Works focuses its efforts on the purchase of a child-sized ECMO—a life-support machine for children—and the education around the use of it for nurses and physicians. The machine and education planning costs $60,000 combined, and this Charity Connection gift puts the organization at $57,000 raised toward the project!
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Keeping the Giving Going with Wounded Warriors
In an effort to give back to awesome employees who contribute to charities of their own personal interest, this year we extended Charity Connection to them. For the first time, we held an internal Charity Connection and accepted employee nominations for the charities near to their hearts.
After collecting nominations, each employee was given one bell with which they could place their vote. The Wounded Warrior Project will receive the second donation of $1,000! Also to receive donations are St. Vincent De Paul Society and the WNY Women’s Foundation. Our sister company, Dual Print & Mail, also adopted Charity Connection as part of their giving program this year.
Thank you to all our clients, employees and friends who participated and made Charity Connection 2014 a great one!