Wheels for Humanity
UCP Wheels for Humanity collects new and used wheelchairs in the U.S., and both distributes and custom-fits them to very poor kids in countries like Ethiopia, Mexico, Vietnam, Uganda, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Mongolia, Thailand, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and now Cuba. Their families would not have the means in a lifetime to be able to purchase such equipment.
Thank you all so much for following the incredible family of girls in Kenya we are so proud to support at Apogee. The girls had a bit of a shock this month when they were asked to leave their home. Their apartment building was being shut down and demolished by the government- the structure didn’t meet housing standards. But not to worry! Zitah was able to secure a new home and the girls have moved to another gated community just outside of the slums of Nairobi.
A Place to Call Home
Apogee Electronics has been a supporter of Corazon de Vida Foundation (CDV) for over 8 years, providing not only funding, but also an opportunity for employees to participate in visits to the orphanages and to be a consistent presence in the lives of the children.
Holiday Greetings from Kenya
Please take a moment to read these letters sent from Kibera, Kenya where Apogee provides housing and education for an amazing young woman, Zitah, and her sisters.
We hope it brings you all a little holiday cheer as it did for us!
Apogee Sponsors Corazon de Vida Foundation’s Annual Career Day
Apogee was proud to sponsor Corazon de Vida Foundation’s annual career day in Ensenada, Mexico. The event provided Jr. high and high school teens living at the CDV-supported orphanages with an opportunity to learn about
Apogee attends UCLA’s Evening of Environmental Excellence
On Friday, March 21st, 2014 Apogee sponsored an event recognizing environmental leadership and activism in support of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Rock to Recovery
Apogee is proud to sponsor Rock to Recovery, a program that gives recovering addicts, troubled teens, and victims of the abuse the opportunity to express themselves through music during the early stages of recovery.
Yoly’s Story: Tacloban City, Philippines
Apogee’s Yoly Enriquez volunteered in Tacloban City with the non-profit organization, Experiential Learning International. While there, Yoly lived with and helped the people of Tacloban City as she learned about their lifestyle and culture. Her productive visit is a great example of Apogee’s commitment to serving the greater worldwide community.
Apogee Sponsors Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Summer Camp
Pittsburgh became the 50th worldwide location of the Girls Rock! Institute, where a weeklong day camp was held for girls ages 6-16. Apogee Electronics was proud to sponsor the musical empowerment program, which aims to foster confidence and encourage creative expression for girls and women through music.
Apogee Software Engineer, Daesuk, aids the needy in Hungary
During this past summer I took advantage of Apogee’s Volunteer Program and made the trip to Budapest, Hungary where my mission team from Sarang Community Church spent two weeks helping the homeless and kids from gypsy slums by serving food and performing music and skits.
Apogee donates iPads to local middle school
November 2012 – Apogee recently donated 6 Apple iPads to Thomas Edison Middle School in Los Angeles for a learning lab where students could interact with the technology and enhance their educational experience.
Letters from Kibera
Told by Apogee’s Alexandria Jackson, ‘Letters From Kibera’ gives a first hand look at life in Kibera, Kenya where Apogee provides housing and education for an amazing young woman, Zitah, and her sisters.
Amnesty’s Electric Burma Concert
Driving Opportunities: Rancho El Faro Orphanage
The Kalabia Marine Conservation Vessel
Located in the global epicenter of marine biodiversity and with approximately ten times the coral diversity of the entire Caribbean Sea, Raja Ampat is undeniably one of the top global priorities for marine conservation.
Cambodia: Orphans and Disabled Arts Association
Dean’s Story: Siglufjordur, Iceland
“Volunteering with “World Wide Friends” in Siglufjordur, Iceland was a monumental experience. The trip afforded us both a deeper understanding of the environmental issues facing Iceland and the opportunity to ‘roll up our sleeves’ and help the preservation efforts first hand.” -Dean Hinds
Mick’s Story: The Corazon de Vida Foundation
“Mick Patterson has 750 children. At least that is what he says whenever he talks about “his kids,” down in Baja. Mick is responsible for having spearheaded Apogee’s initiative and involvement with the Corazon de Vida foundation that supports fourteen orphanages in Baja California, Mexico.”
Elvira Ovalle: Costa Rica Volunteer Abroad Program, Soup Kitchen in Heredia Area.
“The Volunteer program in Costa Rica has been one of the greatest trips of my life…Working at the Soup Kitchen to feed the poor and hiking at the Rainforest. This experience was Amazing and my family enjoyed it- a must for everyone’s life.” -Elvira Ovalle
A portion of Apogee Electronics’ profits has been distributed among the following charities:
Apogee has recently partnered with Amnesty International in a series of large scale and exciting projects to celebrate Amnesty’s 50th Anniversary. Please continue to revisit this portion of Apogee’s site for more information about these projects and how you can become involved. We will release more information as soon as we are able.
In the meantime check out the incredible work Amnesty International has done over the past 50 years! Let us know if there is a particular campaign you are interested in and if we get enough requests we will make sure to allocate some of our yearly donation towards specific campaigns our customers care about.
Amnesty International, Toast to Freedom
Apogee’s Studio on Berkeley St. hosts the Art for Amnesty Band’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno Rehearsal
Corazon de Vida
The Corazón de Vida Foundation is the foremost U.S. charity providing funding, services and support to aid the plight of Mexico’s abandoned and orphaned children in the 50 orphanages of Baja, California. Founded in 1994, the CDV vision is to eradicate child homelessness in Baja, Mexico, by the year 2020.
Mick’s Story: The Corazon de Vida foundation
Donation letter from Corazon de Vida
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. With its work, Plastic Pollution seeks to put plastic pollution at the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse.
The ONE Campaign
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans – ONE by ONE – to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE is students and ministers, punk rockers and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life, united as ONE to help make poverty history.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well being of children.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special emphasis on working with women to create permanent social change. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Conservation International is a nonprofit organization committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development – one that considers and values nature at every turn. Every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. But our planet is experiencing an unprecedented drawdown of these resources, and it is only by protecting nature and its gifts – a stable climate, fresh water, healthy oceans and reliable food – that we can ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere.
Apogee Employees… Making the World a Better Place
The Apogee Volunteer Program
Apogee Electronics’ Volunteer Program funds ten employees each calendar year to participate in a week-long program anywhere in the world. Apogee pays for the entire cost of the program, including round-trip airfare to each destination. The Volunteer Program provides a unique opportunity to employees by offering the chance to cultivate relationships and have meaningful experiences in the greater worldwide community, and all at no expense to the employee except that the week is considered a part of his/her yearly vacation time.
For many years…
Apogee Electronics has supported a number of nonprofit organizations around the world, as well as several in its immediate community. Today, Apogee funds a group of organizations in an ongoing effort to join the fight against child homelessness and abuse, world poverty and HIV/AIDS, among other issues. As Apogee grows, so does its commitment to the environment and the community within which it exists.
Please address questions and comments about our charities or philanthropic efforts to Alexandria Jackson at Alexandria@apogeedigital.com
Thank you so much for taking the time and interest to check out our philanthropic efforts!