These are some of the charities that CCL Mechanical has supported. Please let us know if you would like to donate to them or if there is a charity that you would like us to support.
ACTabilities™ is a business developed to provide jobs for young adults with intellectual disabilities. They have partnered with local artisans to offer you only the highest quality products.
Purchasing their products aide in supporting their mission of providing jobs that build confidence and self-esteem and encouraging each person's special ability. In addition, you help them spread their message of Acceptance, Consideration and Tolerance. Learn more about ACTabilities at http://www.actabilities.com.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization. Its purpose is to help prevent America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke. The AHA is an advocate of good health, promoting positive behaviors, nutritious eating habits and healthy lifestyles. It also funds cutting-edge research and professional education programs.
Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system, interrupting the flow of information between the brain and the body. Symptoms range from tingling to blindness and paralysis. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
Every year the staff at CCL Mechanical, LLC participates in Muckfest MS to raise money to help fund research into MS. 100% of the funds raised in this event benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Learn more at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research - and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country to work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. They create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Only 6% of pancreatic cancer patients survive more than five years. This is the LOWEST survival rate for all cancers. This year 43,140 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010 and 36,800 will pass away from the disease. There are no early detection methods, and currently there is NO CURE.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is making an impact. They have increased federal funding for pancreatic cancer research from $17 million in 1999 to $87 million in 2008. However, this is simply not enough.
Their mission is to generate awareness of the devastating affects of alcoholism. With funds raised, they are working to put in place school and youth programs to educate the young on the severity of addiction. With the decrease in community funding and an increase in underage drinking we feel that these programs for the youth are a necessity. In addition for the past two years, the Foundation has assisted local charities who provide support to victims of alcoholism. With your support and Scott's spirit, they hope to improve the lives of many others.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
Learn More about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer here http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
The walk for hunger is an annual walk and fundraiser to help fight hunger in Massachusetts. Over the 46 years that the Walk has taken place, it has generated more than $100 million dollars through individual contributions of less than $100 each. The Walk does not rely on financial support from multinational food corporations so the dollars raised are able to work for local needs and integrated with local businesses. This sets the walk apart from every other statewide and national anti-hunger organization in America.
To learn more about the Walk for Hunger visit http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/about-history.html.