626 Gives is our small way of giving back!

At 626, we are driven by a desire to improve our community and the lives of those who call it home. Giving back is a big part of our culture and it’s why we formed our new charitable foundation, 626 Gives. It’s also why we’ve pledged to match all employee charitable donations to 626 Gives up to $626.

Improving pediatric care is extremely important to our team at 626, from our executives and employees to our external stakeholders. Check out two such programs we support below. In addition to the pediatric care, 626 Gives supports various healthcare initiatives for women and military veterans.

We feel extremely fortunate to be able give back in some small way and we encourage all who are able to do so as well. Thank you for your support.

Drops of Hope

Our team has long been involved with an organization called Drops of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) that provides free transportation for young cancer patients and their families to and from the hospital for chemotherapy treatments. Drops of Hope was actually formed by Michael Fischer, co-founder and CFO of 626, in 2006.

Families travel to appointments in limousines fully equipped with video games, movies, snacks and drinks, providing a semblance of joy to an otherwise stressful trip. Drops of Hope also offers a program called Rooms of Hope, which provides bedroom makeovers to pediatric cancer patients. Rooms are designed to suit each child’s personal tastes and interests and are decorated with special touches such as custom furniture, artwork and other creative accessories.

 

Drops of Hope

Salah Foundation

The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital offers a variety of pediatric specialty services including allergy/immunology, cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, special needs, surgery and urology.

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Salah Foundation

PJammin for Kids with Cancer

Our 626 Family is heading into our 3rd year of participation for the PJammin for Kids with Cancer Organization.

Most kids go through long days of treatment while spending a lot of time in their Pajamas, so PJammin for Kids with Cancer aims to help them. They strive to raise awareness so that the community can help these children not feel so alone and help provide funding for free resources and support.

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Give Kids the World Village

626 Gives participated in a virtual walk for the Give Kids the World Village organization. Ryan and Jennifer Clarke of ISS have brought the organization to our attention as it is a walk that they have been doing for many years.

GKTW mission is to raise money for Give Kids the World Village which is a storybook resort that provides free vacations to critically ill children and their families- the vacations create happiness and hope when families need it the most.

Give Kids the World Village

Salvation Army Angel Tree

For the 2nd year 626 has participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. 626 sponsored 50 children for the Holiday Season and each child was given a toy and an outfit per their wish list.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program helps serve the neediest of families with small children during the Holiday Season. Many families struggle month to month and cannot afford to buy presents to keep under the tree for their small children. This program helps those who are in need during the holidays.

Angel Tree

Kindness Matters

626 sponsored the Kindness Matters Foundation and donated over 60 blankets, 3,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. These blankets and hygiene supplies will help supply a great need for the homeless community. The supplies are being given out at Meals with Meaning which occurs daily.

626 also donated 300 full body rain jackets for the local South Florida homeless population to use as protection during the rain and for nighttime to use as a barrier between them and where they sleep.

The Kindness Matters Foundation is a non-profit in South Florida that formed a group called Kindness Food Angel’s. The Kindness Food Angels help provide those in need with many different food and supplies.

Kindness Matters

Valerie Fund

One of our employees, Tara Evans, has a nephew, Owen, who is receiving treatment for his Leukemia at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ. At the hospital, every time a child has to be poked with needles, the children then get to choose from the treasure chest which holds gift cards for them and their parents. We collected gift card donations for the Valerie Fund.

The Valerie Fund provides children with something special during their treatment. Their mission is to provide the most effective way of healing the children which they believe is by treating them emotionally, social, and developmentally alongside their medical treatment.

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Matthew's Hope

We partnered with Matthew’s Hope to provide canned food items to help those in need.

Matthews Hope is based in Winter Garden, and is a fully independent, faith based non-profit homeless outreach ministry organization. They are completely funded by the local community and they exclusively serve Orange County, Florida.

Mathews Hope

Broward Health: Back to School Drive

626 Donated 100 school backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Broward Health’s Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. All of the backpacks were distributed to tons of young children who receive treatment at this comprehensive treatment center.

Back to School

Thanksgiving Food Drive with Women in Distress of South Florida

626 donated to the Women in Distress Canned Food Drive.

Women in Distress of South Florida’s mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education, and advocacy. They provide a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter program, counseling, and support groups to help educate people on the seriousness of domestic violence. They strive to help empower victims to gain independence and learn to be self-sufficient.

Women in Distress

Africk Family Foundation Spin-a-Thon

626 sponsored and participated in the 3rd Annual Africk Family Foundation Spin-a-thon benefitting Broward Health Medical Centers Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department. 626 will be the presenting sponsor at the 4th annual Spin-a-thon in 2021 as well!

Family Foundation

Style for Hope

Alexis Bard and Sarah Johnson represented 626 at the Dress for Success Palm Beaches 7th Annual “Style for Hope” Luncheon fundraising event.

This fundraising event was to help support the mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence.

Style for Hope Fundraising Luncheon

JDRF One Walk

626 was a sponsor in the JDRF walk at Nova Southeastern University, to fight to create a world without Type One Diabetes.

JDRF One Walk is an event that is held to bring the type one community and their family and friends together to help find a cure through funding research.

JDRF

Blood Drive

Many of our employees participated in this blood drive to help be part of the solution to the blood shortage during 2020.

Blood drives happen all over the country, often, and just one blood donation can save up to 3 lives.

Give Blood Give Life

Women in Distress Baskets

Over the past 2 years, we have partnered with Women in Distress of Broward County. This year, we donated 24 welcome home baskets that will help the women and children who come to the shelter get settled in. These baskets include towels, feminine hygiene products, sheet sets, soaps, lotions and hair care products.

Women in Distress of South Florida’s mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education, and advocacy. They provide a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter program, counseling, and support groups to help educate people on the seriousness of domestic violence. They strive to help empower victims to gain independence and learn to be self-sufficient.

Women in Distress

Habitat for Humanity

626 participated in our 2nd annual local Habitat for Humanity Event during the  last weekend of February. We worked as a team to build a home.

Habitat Broward is a nonprofit organization that builds strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing. They bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habit for humanity

Special Olympics New Jersey

626 sponsored employee Jennifer Nagy in her second annual Polar Plunge event that benefits the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Way to go Jenn!!!!

Special Olympics New Jersey organizes an annual Polar Plunge for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters during February.

Speak Up For Kids

626 donated brand new Chromebooks and Goody Bags to each and every child graduating this year through the Speak Up For Kids Organization.

Speak Up For Kids supports and is the advocate for every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Palm Beach County. They have served over 2,350 children. Their goal is to break the cycle of abuse, violence, crime, and neglect one child at a time. To get to high school graduation is a huge accomplishment for these children. With the help of Speak Up For Kids, 20 young woman and 12 young man are graduating high school this year.

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