Food for the Poor
This excellent charity supports local and third world communities by providing the support to deliver food, housing, water wells and more to very destitute families in need. Food for the Poor gives hope and directly manages providing new homes to families in need. In addition, they provide ways to donate options of a “small business” project for the family to get them in a position to support themselves. Food For The Poor manages the entire administration of all their programs for only 4 cents on each dollar donated. PiccoTek has taken the opportunity to donate fully functional water wells to support entire communities as well as housing, micro-enterprise opportunities and supplies to families in need. Please visit their web site, checkout the gift catalog, maybe donate some chickens directly to a family in need.
“For years, Food For The Poor has worked to help the poor and hungry in 17 Latin America and Caribbean nations. And, in that same time, U.S. military troops have provided medical care and civic assistance to communities in need during numerous humanitarian exercises and disaster relief missions,” said Dr. Vic Ramdass, the director of U.S. Southern Command’s Partnering Directorate. “Our cooperation just makes sense. By strengthening our partnership, we can help provide even greater assistance to the nations in the region.”
Jump Rope for the Heart
This is a project in support of the American Heart Association for elementary and middle school aged children. Students who participate in this event are helping children affected by heart conditions, while learning about their own hearts and how to stay healthy by getting physically active. The daughter of a close associate, wanted to participate in this fundraising project through her local school. We supported her fundraising efforts which have a personal connection for her. Please consider helping this organization by visiting their website!
Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) / Historical Ellicott City Flood Relief
We were heartbroken all over again for our friends and neighbors who lost their loved one, homes and businesses in the flash flood in historical Ellicott City May 27th, 2018. 100% of Ellicott City commUNITY t-shirts designed by Mell Picco were donated to the Ellicott City Partnership to help residents and business owners devastated by the recent flood.
Chive Charities / ChiveMD Chapter
Chive Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which inspires theCHIVE’s online community to champion orphaned causes in need of public awareness and financial assistance. PiccoTek supports and volunteers with the ChiveMD Chapter which has raised money for Chive Charities as well as many local charities including Anne Arundel SPCA, Hero Dogs, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County. ChiveMD has also volunteered to help residents and shop owners effected by the recent floods on Main Street in Ellicott City.
MS150 Biking for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
The MS150 is a 150 mile bike ride which takes place over two days. The donations raised by the riders support many programs and services provided by the National MS Society, as well as fund important research into the cause, treatments and a cure for MS. We have sponsored our employees to support this program. If you would like to consider supporting this organization, please check out their website.
Charm City IBD Young Professionals
The Charm City IBD Young Professionals is a new group for young men and women in the Baltimore area who are affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to network, have fun and raise funds and awareness for The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). PiccoTek supports their Take Steps Team for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases.