Support Needed for Orange County Foodbank, Miracles for Kids, Free Wheelchair Mission, and Family Assistance Ministries
Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data storage, backup and recovery, may not have a charity of their own, but the company’s employees are very active in supporting charities within Orange County serving those in need both domestically and abroad. Every quarter, employees pool together their time and energy to help others.
“We are so fortunate to live and work in Orange County and to be in an industry that keeps growing exponentially over time,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “Giving back to the community is an important part of our culture; we are very happy to participate in a variety of worthy causes that provide a positive impact locally and around world.”
Orange County Charities Supported by Paragon
Family Assistance Ministries provides food, shelter, and client-aid to thousands of people in South Orange County. The charity provides help with shelter, utilities, transportation, medical, dental, prescriptions, financial counseling, and courses. The charity also collaborates with other social services organizations to provide referrals and medical screenings, immunizations, eye glasses, and more.
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, non-profit organization that distributes free wheelchairs to the disabled poor in developing countries. To date, they have provided over 682,000 wheelchairs in 87 countries. There is an estimated 100 million people who cannot walk due to the effects of war and landmines, untreated birth defects and injuries, polio, and malaria. Many literally drag themselves across the ground or rely on loved ones to carry them to meet their most basic needs. Providing the gift of mobility gives them independence to go outside, attend school, and become employed. Each February, the Paragon Software Group running team participates in a ½ marathon to help raise funds. In 2013, runners raised over $100,000 — providing over 1,300 people with a new wheelchairs!
Miracles for Kids’ mission is to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The organization has different programs to carry out their mission including grants for patients and their families, Fund-a-Family, Basket of Miracles and funding for research programs.
The Orange County Food Bank distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually and provides food and personal-care items to more than 400 other helping organizations including churches, shelters, and senior centers. At the food bank’s warehouse, volunteers receive and package 26,000 boxes of food each month, which its clients can pick up at 50 sites across the county.
For more information on Paragon Software’s outreach programs, or to suggest another worthy cause please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.