Giving Innovations is a framework we’ve developed that will allow us to showcase a different program each month with a promotional campaign designed to increase awareness, raise money and provide physical assistance for worthy causes.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
Applied Innovations’ Giving Innovations Corporate Relations Program Focuses on Boca Helping Hands in November
Applied Innovations today launched its November Giving Innovations corporate responsibility campaign, focusing on Boca Helping Hands, a Boca Raton-based organization that provides food, job mentoring and family resources to those in need. This is the second monthly installment of Giving Innovations, a dedicated year-round effort designed to raise awareness and donate funds for charitable causes each month. AppliedI will donate 10% of all new sales made during November to the organization, as well as organizing an employee volunteering field trip to Boca Helping Hands (BHH) to assist in the Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen or Computer Lab.
“We recently took an active position as a company, in both local and national non-profit programs that are doing important charitable work,” stated Jess Coburn, founder and CEO of Applied Innovations, Corp. “Giving Innovations is a framework we’ve developed that will allow us to showcase a different program each month with a promotional campaign designed to increase awareness, raise money and provide physical assistance for worthy causes.”
“We wanted to alternate between national high profile programs and smaller community organizations that would allow us as a company and as individuals to get more personally involved,” said Lisa Perry, sales consultant at Applied Innovations. “We wanted to do something a little bit different. Something more than just sending volunteers to a soup kitchen. One of the things that intrigued us about Boca Helping Hands was the opportunity to offer our technical expertise to their Computer Lab.”
Formed in 1998, BHH’s mission is to provide compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families and children to instill dignity and break the cycle of dependence. BHH volunteers serve hot meals five days a week to families and individuals including the working poor, single parents, children, the elderly and homeless. They also supply bags of groceries to help people meet their basic food needs. In 2009, BHH served 24,454 meals, delivered another 6,797 meals, and provided over 7,000 grocery bags. The BHH Job Mentoring program features experienced Human Resources professionals who assist individuals in finding employment by working on interview skills and job hunting tactics. And the BHH Resource Center helps hundreds of clients each year with financial assistance and counseling.
“Boca Helping Hands is making a difference right in our back yard,” continued Perry. “It’s exciting to find a local, grass roots program like BHH for Giving Innovations to sponsor. And a number of our team members are really looking forward to getting involved.”
October launched AppliedI’s Giving Innovations program, with a campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 10% of all new sales made during the month to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Giving Innovations will continue in December with a campaign for Toys for Tots, a national program that’s a favorite of Coburn’s, particularly since starting his own family three years ago.
“It’s just amazing to see how much joy a child gets out of even the simplest toy,” said Coburn. “Toys for Tots is a great program and we’ve participated in the past, but this year we’re making it official.”
A campaign calendar for Giving Innovations 2011 will be announced in January. Applied Innovations will be soliciting feedback from customers in December to identify both local and national charities and programs deserving of recognition and support.
About Applied Innovations Corp.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Applied Innovations is a Microsoft Gold Certified hosting provider specializing in Windows hosting since 1999, including Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting. Promising superior performance, innovative world-class hosting services and Total Customer Satisfaction at highly competitive rates, Applied Innovations hosts thousands of domains for small to medium sized businesses worldwide. Applied Innovations has developed a reputation for implementing the latest hosting technologies as soon as they become available, offering customers a cutting-edge Windows hosting experience for PHP, .Net, Ecommerce and CMS applications; business, personal, professional and novice customers alike.