Stokes Equipment Company is very proud to support several worthy causes for their work toward easing the pain and suffering of others. We consider ourselves “blessed” with wonderful employees, loyal vendors and some of the best customers in the world. Our success is a shared success… and we hope our tradition of giving back makes a positive difference in the world.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
For more than 40 years, JDRF has been a leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes, through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.
But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing type 1 diabetes – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with type 1 today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.
Penn State Dance Marathon
The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of The Four Diamonds Fund. Together we will find a cure.
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Our mission began when two of our volunteers learned of needs at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval that were not being met by other donors.
Contributions made through the Yellow Ribbon Fund have provided the following for injured service members and their families: over 1,400 free rental cars spanning 56,000 free rental car days; over 18,000 free taxi rides; over 9,000 free hotel room nights; and 46 families have used our four apartments for more than 7,600 nights; and hundreds of free tickets to sporting games, concerts and plays, and hundreds of lunches, dinners, golf games, duck and goose hunts, fishing trips and other activities.
Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets provides everyone – students to CEOs, bishops to basketball players – the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by giving $10 to send a net and save a life.
While the UN Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years, it was Rick Reilly’s column about malaria in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 to send anti-malaria bed nets, that led to the creation of the Nothing But Nets campaign in 2006.
In five years, the Nothing But Nets campaign has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the UN goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015. We work with a diverse group of partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The People of The United Methodist Church, Vh1, Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S., Boy Scouts of America, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the Union for Reform Judaism, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Junior Chamber International, and Orkin, Inc., among others.
The success of Nothing But Nets is a testament to the power of passionate people coming together to make the world a better, healthier place. You can save a family. Your church, school, or sports team can save a village.
Together, we can cover Africa with life-saving bed nets.