Seamon Corporation is committed to community involvement throughout the United States and internationally. Annually, we raise awareness and funds to help fight national and global threats such as homelessness, malaria, cancer, and AIDS. For the past 5 years, Seamon Corporation has sponsored an annual celebration of giving to help raise money and donate other corporate resources to support local community organizations as well as global causes.
New Directions, Inc.
In 2010, Seamon Corporation celebrated its 5th anniversary by supporting New Directions, Inc.—a licensed, nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to homeless veterans who suffer from co-occurring disorders including substance abuse, mental illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. New Directions, founded by formerly homeless veterans, has provided food, shelter, support, and rehabilitation to clients since 1992. The agency provides services to more than 800 veterans each year through its outreach program and at five different residential treatment centers. Our event raised over $10,000 in support of New Directions, Inc.
My Sister's Place
In 2009, Seamon addressed the issue of homelessness in and around the Baltimore City area. My Sister's Place is a day program for homeless women and their children that provides shower and laundry facilities, case management, life skills workshops, and three meals each day. We are pleased to share that through the efforts of our staff, support of friends and family, sponsorships and corporate support we contributed $12,000 to help provide the resources and direct services that clients of My Sister's Place need to begin the transition back to residential stability and self-sufficiency.
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
In 2008, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) caught our attention. Our commitment for the effort was to raise money to cover the costs to provide one volunteer per child to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system, or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Our donations totaled more than $10,000 to support this cause.
Malaria No More
Seamon hosted its first event in December 2006 and second event in December 2007 to help support Malaria No More—an organization dedicated to advocacy, public support, and long-term political commitments to end the malaria blight in Africa. Although malaria kills more children in Africa than any other single disease—one child every 45 seconds—it is preventable and treatable. Through the charitable contributions of our staff, friends, family, and community members, we raised more than $25,000 in the 2 years that we supported this charity. With our donations, more than 4,500 mosquito nets were purchased, helping up to three family members per net—over 13,500 lives were protected from this disease.