DataCeutics' Philanthropy

DataCeutics' leadership feel that happy workers do great programming.  We encourage our employees to participate in charity work and social groups that give them a sense of belonging as well to provide a better life for others.  It's part of keeping our employees happy.

SCAR RESEARCH FUND

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"Not a day goes by that we don't deal with the results of my son's accident." Matt Ferdock, CEO, DataCeutics

The Reality of Scarring -

"At the age of seven, our son Vinny suffered severe burns to over half of his body in an accidental explosion. When he came home after 22 days in Lehigh Valley Health Network's Regional Burn Center, battling scar tissue from his burns became our way of life.

"Medical research is expensive, and our hope is that with proper funding burn injuries will no longer mean a life of pain and suffering. I cannot tell you how much it means to our family and other burn survivors to find people who care enough to help."

-- Lori Ferdock, Douglassville, PA

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MISSION TO HAITI

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DataCeutics recently supported a mission trip to Beaudois, Haiti by a medical/nutrition team from a local church.

While the main reason for this trip was to take part in an inaugural medical/nutrition clinic, the group took along additional laptops, donated by DataCeutics, for use in the computer lab at the school and also presented one of the laptops to a young Haitian gentleman to assist him in furthering his education.

In Haiti, students go to primary school until they complete Grade 13, mostly at paid private schools as there are very few free government primary schools. Unfortunately, for many young men and women who have completed their primary education in Haiti, they have little to no opportunity to continue their education at the University level due to the high costs of education.

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Our GLOBAL Community

At DataCeutics, we encourage everyone to spend available time to helping their community and/or social cause.  DataCeutics currently employs over a hundred programmers, many who individually contribute their time, money and voice supporting a cause important to themselves, their company,  and their family.  

There are 1.5 million charities available and seeking support, throughout the world.

According to Entrepreneur a philanthropy that ultimately does good — whether for the planet or the community — reflects positively back on a business and leadership. Some may think that this credential is solely about reputation, but it’s much more than that. When charitable endeavors lift a community, this boosts the company and perhaps profits, as a result. The reciprocal nature of the relationship between philanthropy and business means that doing good and doing well become one and the same. View some of the charitable causes our employees are involved with:

 

Habitat for Humanity

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image source: habitat for humanity

At Habitat for Humanity, building is the core of all activity of the organization because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.

MORE OF OUR CAUSES

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PARADOX SPORTS (INDIANAPOLIS, MN)

Indy Adaptive Climbing is a group trained by Paradox Sports. In a 3 day seminar of classroom learning and hands on scenarios, participants experience what it is like to be disabled. Volunteers work scenarios for different disabilities such as blindness, various degrees of paralysis, mental challenges such as PTSD, and subtleties such as the difference between an above the knee amputee versus a below the knee amputee, which at first seem similar but they aren’t. Volunteers practice by acting out the various disabilities, such as wearing a blindfold, or tying of a limb simulating a paralyzed limb. These were revelatory in what the Adaptive Climbers are experiencing. One member shared "I’ve been rock climbing since my youth, and always enjoy sharing my passion, but this group takes it to another level." Disabled participants enter the gym with palpable excitement, which is contagious.  

"GREAT BALLS OF FIRE" DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT

DataCeutics takes great pride in partnering with the community. Over the past three years, we have sponsored the annual Great Balls of Fire Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Burn Survivor Community.

Within the past three years, over $20,000 has been raised at this event, which goes to support Lehigh Valley Health Network Burn Survivor Programs and fund scholarships for burn patients and their families. Some of the programs include providing reduced cost of stay at the LVHN hospitality house, gas cards, and food vouchers to burn patients and families in need. Each year this event continues to grow. What a great way to have fun while supporting those around us in their time of need. For more information on the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Burn Survivor Program, please visit http://www.lvhn.org/burncenter.

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image source: shattered studios

 

SHATTERED STUDIOS (BECHTELSVILLE, PA)

Shattered Studios  is an educational organization committed to share the hope, healing, and love of God by utilizing the performance, creative, and media arts; unleashing the artistic gifts of individuals; and supporting other organizations to do likewise. Fundraisers, collaborations and various events are hosted to enable those involved with Shattered Studios continue to share hope and faith to young people through the media, creative, and performance arts.