Giving Tuesday: Beast Code Cares About its Community
Giving is so much better than getting! On this Giving Tuesday, rather than giving legacy programming a makeover into next-gen digital solutions, Beast Code proudly reflects upon the ways we’ve given back to help our communities heal and grow. All of these organizations put others first and Beast Code is proud to support them today and throughout the year.
Healing Paws for Warriors is dedicated to providing Post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rescue-to-trained ADA-certified service dogs.
HP4Ws, by training shelter dogs and pairing those dogs with veterans, saves two lives with one mission and at no cost to the veteran.
The mission of One Hopeful Place is to be the front door into permanent housing and to end the cycle of homelessness of those experiencing housing loss in Okaloosa County. One Hopeful Place is currently a 20-bed facility housing twenty male individuals and veterans desiring to make a change in their lives.
United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) is the catalyst in building community change by bringing hearts, minds, and resources together. UWEC's role in the community continues to evolve.
Beast Code helped raise funds for the United Way Emerald Coast. These donations were used locally to help with Covid-19 relief efforts. The United Way's most recent update states that this community partnership has resulted in 418,081 pounds of food distributed, 585 prescriptions filled, 2,128 volunteer hours coordinated, and 31 veterans assisted, just to name a few of the figures.
The mission of the Hsu Educational Foundation is to promote excellence in teaching and encourage classroom innovation.
Beast Code and its employees regularly give to the HSU Educational Foundation in several ways throughout the year. Through donations to the foundation's computer lab, summer camp, and other events as well as our employees volunteering their time to help students at these events, Beast Code helps the foundation support local students interested in STEM subjects.
Every year, the American Heart Association organizes a Heart Walk to promote heart health for community members. Beast Code put together a team, raised some cash, and hit the nature trail. Some of our Beasts even brought their furry, four-legged friends out for a brisk walk and fresh air.
Other organizations and foundations to which our employees volunteer their time include the Emerald Coast Science Center, Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, Okaloosa County Schools, and the University of West Florida.