Archive for January, 2014

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the organization that Shannon of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

My name is Shannon Baskerville, and it was an honor to uphold the company challenge and donate my gift of $100.00 to Heartly House Inc.  This organization is committed to protecting families against domestic violence. It was a privilege to meet the CEO and staff of Heartly House, and to learn of the various services offered through this organization.

Domestic violence is an emotional and financial challenge on any family and it does not discriminate.  The mental or physical abuse can take the innocence of a child and easily create a cycle of abuse for generations to come. Nonetheless, an organization like the Heartly House is an awesome testament to mankind; not only does it assists families in their current crisis, but it helps to restore them.

As a preteen, my family lived in a center for abused women and benefited from the many services provided. I can look back on our time in a domestic violence shelter and not feel ashamed because my mother was treated with dignity. My siblings and I were provided all the comforts of home and never felt deprived. What a wonderful feeling to visit this organization and be reminded of the quality care my family received.  It has made me a better person and I look forward to volunteering at the Heartly House as homage to the facility in Pennsylvania that served my family many years ago.

Sincerely,
Shannon B.

 

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The CFI Charity Fund Helps the Elderly

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the elderly woman that Timothy of CFI staff chose to give the money to. 

I donated from the CFI charity fund to a family with no male figure, while tasked with a challenge of bringing up a number their siblings.

I chose to give this money to them because it is amazing what this family has to take care of a big family with no clear source of income, and is only headed by an elderly woman together with her daughter. They manage to take care of a number of children, many of whom are from their siblings who have passed away. They are now tasked with the challenge of taking care of them, which includes taking them to school (offering education), and providing the basic needs of life a child would need.

It is with this simple background that I thought this donation from CFI would really mean a lot to such a family with the need to raise school fees and other life necessities.

The family greatly appreciated the donation and sent a lot of thanks to CFI for this charity which will always be fresh in their minds, Thanks CFI.


Timothy K. 

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Six Children in Uganda Find Hope

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the family of six children who Lucy of CFI staff chose to give the money to.  

The Kamanyi children live in Mwese, a village in Gomba District. The lives of these children have been characterized by what some people would call “unfortunate events”. First, their grandfather died, followed by their uncle. Then their abusive father forced their mother out of their home, which was followed by their grandmother being forced out of her home by her son. The worst happened when their father succumbed to AIDS in 2009. The father produced six children Allen, Gorrett, Moses, Annet, Davis and Nakamya.

The children were left with no one to take care of them after their father passed on because their grandmother did not want anything to do with them and neither did their mother (apparently she had remarried and did not want anything jeopardizing her new marriage).

The younger children Annet, Davis, and Nakamya with the permission of the Local Area Chairman, were adopted by a kind family leaving the older three children with no one to take care of them. They dropped out school almost immediately and are surviving on food they grow in the garden. Some of the basic needs are provided for by well-wishers but they too cannot give them much. Unfortunately, Allen the eldest child who is only 16 years old got pregnant by an irresponsible boy, but she has to be strong for her siblings.

I have always wanted to help these children but I never had the means until I got the Charity money from CFI. I must admit I was so happy when I learned that I had finally got a chance to fulfill my dream. These children inspire me so much because they are always hopeful and giving them this money was so fulfilling.

Lucy N. 

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Cash for Cause Supports a Mother and Her Son

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the woman that Henry of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I am Henry and I work for Computer Frontiers. I gave my charity fund of 250,000 Uganda shillings ($100) to Nasali Edith a resident of Seguku Village in Kampala Uganda.

Nasali Edith is a 17 year old mother of one that was defiled by her boss at the age of fifteen. 

Edith defied all odds and met a good samaritan that took her in and she gave birth to a baby boy. The baby boy now aged one year, but was diagnosed with downs syndrome. Telling from Edith’s stories, she finds it a big challenge taking care of her baby and at the same time doing odd jobs to make ends.When Nasali was working for her boss as a maid, the boss’s wife found out that Edith became pregnant and later threw her out the house when Nasali was six months pregnant.

When I gave her the money, she was too excited and even shed a tear. She couldn’t believe that someone could ever give her that amount of money. She was too grateful to Computer Frontiers for the donation, and told me to extend her gratitude to the management of Computer Frontiers for making her Christmas a merry one.

Henry M.

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Giving Back to the Community

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the families and villages that Patrick of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

When it comes to the festive season it’s all about giving back to the needy in society and also sharing with others. I divided my share into two portions, back in the southern part of Uganda in Gomba District there is a village called Rubanga. I contributed to getting them desks to sit on in church. This is a place of praising the Lord so the community was able to have comfort while praising the God. The other portion, I bought food stuffs for Xmas so as to put a smile a one needy family of Mr Semakula in Nansana. This really exited me because it reminded me of my own old days we were not very different from this family back then, but as they say “There is always a better tomorrow”. 

All this was achieved by Computer Frontier Group who encouraged us to give back to the community both the church goers and Mr. Semakula’s family I believe saw a better day.

Patrick L.

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CASH FOR CAUSE SUPPORTS THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the organization, the Wounded Warrior Project, that Charity of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I chose to donate to Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that serves veterans and service members of the United States Armed Forces who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

Every day, the members of the U.S. military not only fight to protect the lives and freedom of U.S. citizens, but to protect the lives and to help secure the freedom of civilians in the countries where the serve.  Those that are injured on the battlefield may have lost limbs, become paralyzed or mentally disabled.  Many are dealing with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Wounded Warrior Project gives support to these veterans and service members and their families during their rehabilitation and help them to reintegrate into society.

I chose Wounded Warrior Project because they serve people who have put their lives on the line for others and, because of that, have sustained an injury that will change their life forever.  They and their families have made a huge sacrifice and it is only fitting that they should be supported as they attempt to recover from or adapt to their injuries.

Charity T.

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Cash for Cause Impacts the Children of Uganda

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about two organizations, Kitenge African Foundation and Child Aid Foundation that Christine of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Kitenge African Foundation

Kitenge African Foundation (KAF) is looking after poor orphaned children and women, helping them off the street and making sure that they get care from different individuals so as to live a normal life like the other children.

They have different projects like Life Skills Camp; Micro Finance, Educational Camp; Learning Program, and Family Reunion Program which helps homeless children to be resettled and reunited with their families or relatives. Children often end up on the streets due to a lack of love, a family crisis, and breakdowns.

They will be able to see more homeless children off the street and give them better food and medical treatment.

Child Aid Foundation (CAFI)

CAFI foundation helps orphaned and homeless children from the age of two to twelve years to continue to pursue an education and also get safe housing plus other basic needs. Older children have also been able to perform well in school and get accepted in some of the best schools in the country. It also trains them on ways of coping with the changing technology and also good and responsible behavior amongst themselves in preparation for a better future.

The whole team received the donation (200,000) UGX with thanks on the day that they were having their general meeting. They were all very pleased to receive the money and sent thanks and blessings to CFI. 

The executive Director Julius received the 50,000 UGX and was very grateful and thankful to Computer Frontiers. He promised to buy clothes for the little children.

 

Christine N.

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Cash for Cause Shines Light in Frederick

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about an organization in Frederick, Maryland that Allison, CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I chose to give my $100 to Frederick Rescue Mission, an organization that offers assistance from emergency services to transitional shelters for the homeless and those with low income. Despite the bitter, cold weather in Maryland, I was touched by the warm hearts at “The Mission” when I met with the Director to present my donation, on behalf of Computer Frontiers Inc.

 
Allison H, CFI Staff (Left) and Arnold Farlow, Executive Director of The Frederick Rescue Mission (Right) at the Frederick Rescue Mission Building in Frederick, Maryland.

The Mission makes an effort to reach out to hundreds of families through various services and programs. This organization serves breakfast and lunch 365 days a year to those in need of food, and provides a grocery aisle of foods where families can grocery shop. Through this venture, over 150 families and individuals are served through the Mission’s Grocery Aisle on a consistent basis. The Mission also provides a clothing and furniture program and a men’s recovery program.

I chose to donate to this organization because their goal is beyond providing food, clothes, and shelter. This organization brings empowerment, sustainability, and hope to families and individuals throughout the community.

I met with Arnold Farlow, Executive Director of The Frederick Rescue Mission, and was pleased to meet the friendly and loving staff members. Overall, the leaders and directors of this organization have a passion for what they do and truly have a heart for the people they serve.

Furthermore, The Mission has long term projects and goals, like starting a women’s recovery program, maintaining the building, and obtaining resources for events and outreaches. Financially supporting this organization will allow The Mission to pursue their future plans to grow, and I know that the donations will positively impact families and their children’s future. In conclusion, it was a blessing to donate to this organization, for it is always better to give than to receive.

Allison H.

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Cash for a Cause Travels to Masaka, Uganda

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it to. 

Please read below about the woman, who was able to reunite with her family, that Ronah of CFI staff chose to give the money too.

I met Doreen who seemed to be knocking door to door looking for something to do in Kireka. I prolonged the conversation just to know more about this young lady’s life. She informed me she never had a chance to live with her parents after her daddy dying at a very tender age and not having a chance to see him. Her mother left Masaka and headed for Kampala and cut off communications with the family back in Masaka. Raised by a grandmother with limited support, a friend brought her to Kampala with a promise to get her job, which never happened.Doreen really wanted to go back and check on her grandmother during the Christmas season but she had no funds and nothing to give to the woman who raised her.After having this conversation I decided to to use the charity money to shop for Doreen and give her pocket money and transport to Masaka.She was really happy and I hope her Grandmother was happy to see her back in Masaka after such a long time.

Ronah K. 

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Cash for a Cause Builds Peace

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about a family from Uganda that Stella of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Cash was given to St Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish for construction of a church building to seat over 1,000 worshippers. The current church building houses approximately 200 worshippers and is not nearly enough to house all worshippers who are forced to stand on the outside. This money goes towards building the House of God and will benefit the Ntinda community spiritually. Though much of the external work on the building is done, another 700,000,000 Uganda shillings (approximately 2.8 million US Dollars) is required to complete the interior of the church. The contribution was handed over to the church treasury to help with the completion of the church.

By Stella N.

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