Shortly before the holiday season, SWK Technologies revealed the creation of a website dedicated solely to its partners managing charitable causes – SWKGives.com. This includes the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, the American Cancer Association’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the Movember Foundation, the Jillian Fund, and the Tour De Cure. Each of these organizations help to generate funding and awareness for several people in need and contribute to improving their communities.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta serve over 40,000 girls and 17,000 adults in the Atlanta metro area. They have partnered with STEMPower of Georgia Tech to increase promotion of STEM topics for young women with an interest in those fields. Tutors from STEMPower work in concert with Girl Scout troops to guide them through their educational journey.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a three to five-mile marathon established by the American Cancer Society specifically to aid in fighting breast cancer. For over 20 years, Making Strides has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research along with providing educational and risk reduction programs. The SWK South New Jersey office has contributed to these fundraising efforts as well as actively participated in events.
The Movember Foundation began as an idea between two friends in a bar that evolved into a movement of its own. By promoting moustache-growing contests among associates, they encourage participants to donate to several leading causes of early death among men worldwide. SWK recently participated internally and donated to the Movember Foundation on behalf of the winners.
The Jillian Fund was founded in honor of the late Jillian Lauren Gorman, who was diagnosed with blood cancer at 16. The Fund supports parents going through similar circumstances with terminally ill children, as well offers scholarships to young women who excel academically and contribute to their community.
The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure is a fundraising campaign through athletic events that include cycling, running, and walking. Held annual in 40 states, the money raised by the Tour go to research, educational efforts, and assisting those with diabetes. They also support programs such as Camp Aspire, a site for children diagnosed with the disease to interact with each other and live normally as kids.
SWKGives.com provides information, updates, and links to the donation portals of these organizations.