TekStream is passionate about giving back to our community and those in need. We dedicate our time, resources and financial contributions to charities both local and abroad. Here are some of the organizations that we currently support:
Honduras Outreach is a non-denominational, Christian organization dedicated to building life-changing relationships between the people of the Olancho department of Honduras and caring North Americans and other nationalities. Rancho el Paraiso is the focal point of the Honduras Outreach ministry and is located in the department of Olancho in central Honduras.
Olancho has one of the highest concentrations of infant mortality and poverty, and HOI has made a significant impact on reducing infant mortality in the last ten years with a public health and medical ministry. HOI’s Economic Development and Vocational Schools have increased the median rural family income by well over 400%.
Nearly every week during the year, HOI arranges for groups of volunteers from the United States to travel to Rancho el Paraiso, its 200-acre working ranch in the Agalta Valley of Central Honduras. From that base, the North Americans work side- by-side with Hondurans from nearby villages on community projects that range from replacing earthen floors with cement to helping establish schools, medical clinics, churches, micro enterprises and public health facilities.
Atlanta Community Food Bank supports a wide range of people in need, from children to the working poor. Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from the Food Bank and provide food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The Food Bank also operates several community projects to aid its agencies in community building, technical assistance and advocacy efforts.
The Food Bank began as an emergency food provider in the basement of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta. Today the organization has become a fixture in the community with 129,600 square feet of warehouse space, distributing more than 20 million pounds of food each year.
WIT (Women in Technology)
When one woman helps another, amazing things can happen. Professional careers leap forward. That’s what Women in Technology is all about. As the premier professional association for women in the technology industry, we understand the unique challenges you face. No matter where you are in your professional development, or what technology-related field you’re in, our community offers a broad range of support, programs and resources to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.
AiMA (Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association)
Founded in 1999, the AiMA is a dedicated group of new media and interactive marketing professionals focused on providing the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Community a place to network, share, and learn about proven leading-edge interactive strategies and tactics.
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Susan. G. Komen
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection and effective treatment– Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 33 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
- More hope – In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 98 percent.
- More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.