WebDevStudios (WDS) believes in giving back. Between sharing knowledge and donating time at WordCamps, to Five for the Future, to raising money for charity during the holidays, WDS is up to doing good. This holiday season, we decided to make our charity fundraising efforts a friendly competition between our team members.
We divided into three teams, each named after one of Santa’s reindeer. Selecting a tech-based beneficiary, our challenge is to raise the most money for our chosen charity. While there is no prize involved for the winning team, there are bragging rights to be had and satisfaction in knowing we accomplished something altruistic. Even the teams who fall short in the competition have something to be proud about, because win or lose, all money collected will go to each team’s nonprofit.
Below, listed in alphabetical order are the charity fundraising teams and their selected organizations. All are varied. So, if you spot a cause you support, we implore you to get involved with our efforts and make a donation! You can even give anonymously, but know that anything given is deeply appreciated by everyone at WDS.
So explore the list, find a charity you like, and click to donate. It’s a win-win situation for WDS, the selected charities, and you. Happy holidays!
Team Blitzen for The Able Gamers Charity
The AbleGamers Foundation, also known as AbleGamers Charity, is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit public charity that aims to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games. Video games allow individuals with disabilities to experience situations that may be difficult or limited in the real world, provide social networking opportunities to maintain mental and emotional health, and participate in one of the world’s largest pastimes.
Team Comet for Code for Progress
Code for Progress brings women and people of color into the coding workforce through holistic investment in their technical training. The organization offers a yearlong web development fellowship that includes an intensive five-month instructor-led classroom training followed by a six-month internship with one of our internship host partner organizations.
Team Rudolph for Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI)
An amazing man by the name of Ed Finkler started bringing awareness to mental illness by speaking out about his personal experiences. The response was overwhelming. OSMI works directly in making supportive environments for those impacted by mental health disorders within the tech community and educate employers. For every dollar ($) raised, OSMI can directly help expand education and awareness in the tech community and help our fellow peers.