In early October,  we asked you to help us celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) with I See You Week!  We asked the community to nominate that outstanding volunteer and charity to let them know “I See You” for the hard work and giving that make the Capital Region Special. Sunmark randomly selected four nominees to earn a gift of thanks for themselves and a $500 donation for their charity. Here are the winning recipients as nominated by you.

 

Angel Names

Angel Names Association was founded by Michelle and George Mosca, six months after the stillbirth of their firstborn son, Nicholas. For the Moscas, Nicholas’ death underscored the need for financial resources and supportive programs for bereaved families. ANA’s programs are designed to ease the financial burden imposed by stillbirth, provide supportive programs and services for families enduring the trauma of stillbirth, and raise money for stillbirth research. Sunmark is happy to donate $500 to Angel Names Association

 

Brave Will Foundation

The mission of the Brave Will Foundation is to provide services and support for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families until a cure can be found. The foundation strives to take a family-centered approach to all aspects of palliative care and ensure that the needs of the child and his/her family are being met throughout all stages of care. SOAR, a program created by the Brave Will Foundation provides support for families on the one year anniversary of their son or daughter’s passing. The program is intended to help these families spend the day in a way that honors their child and remembers the legacy that he/she left behind. Sunmark is happy to donate $500 to the The Brave Will Foundation

 

STEM- Strong Through Every Mile

Strong Through Every Mile empowers survivors of domestic violence through the sport of running. The program, one of trauma-informed care, meets survivors where they’re at and supports them through a 10-week Couch-to-5K training that ends with their first 5K race. Strong Through Every Mile partners with providers of domestic violence services to provide this running program to their clients, as well as running shoes and needed workout clothes. Strong Through Every Mile – STEM Sunmark is happy to donate $500 to STEM.

 

STRIDE Adaptive Sports

STRIDE’s mission is to educate and empower individuals with special needs in life-changing sport and recreation programs to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles.
The vision is to build a community with equal opportunity and access for sport and recreational activities. No one should be left behind because of a disability! STRIDE believes it is possible to remove boundaries, fulfill dreams, enhance self-esteem, and empower youth with disabilities through participation in sport and recreational activities. Sunmark is happy to donate $500 to STRIDE Adaptive Sports