Harrisburg is the place where we live, breathe, and learn our craft.
We are committed to bettering the community we all live, work, and play in. Read below to learn more about WebFX's efforts to improve Harrisburg and Central PA.
Volunteering at Bethesda Mission is one of our team's favorite activities. We typically head over after our work day and spend a few hours serving dinner to those who need it. We also help do the dishes so that everything is just as we found it for the daily volunteers!
Caitlin's Smiles is a local organization that donates cards to children with chronic and life-threatening illness. We love spending our work breaks crafting fun cards that bring light and hope to the children of Harrisburg and surrounding areas!
As a prize for accomplishing a company-wide goal, WebFX donates one tree for every FXer at the end of every quarter! It's a great way to give back to one of our favorite local parks, Wildwood Park, and keep Harrisburg green and beautiful!
Central PA Food Bank has been a favorite volunteer spot for the WebFX team over the years. WebFX has volunteered to organize supplies and pack food for the local community.
WebFX team members regularly host high school and college classes at our office to discuss career and education tips. We've also sponsored class field trips and worked with local organizations to donate summer activity supplies for local kids.
Built in 1895, the Mansion as it is now known was recently a dilapidated building that WebFX worked to dilligently restore to beautify Harrisburg's midtown neighborhood and create a home for the WebFX team. Our restoration efforts were awarded in 2015.
We don't want to limit ourselves to just making a difference locally, we wanted to expand our efforts to help people around the world.
We've made contributions to the following non-profit organizations. They are near and dear to our WebFX family!
Serving women in 8 countries, Women for Women provides a sponsor the opportunity to provide financial and emotional support directly to an individual woman who has been left in a desperate situation. These women are often trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a regional conflict or war. Karie Shearer, Executive Vice President & COO of WebFX, has been faithfully sponsoring 'sisters' in the W4W program since 2006 In Bosnia and Herzegovina and Afghanistan. Learn more about the organization at WomenForWomen.org
Serving kids in the greater Harrisburg area, Capital Area Big Brothers, Big Sisters provides volunteers an opportunity to mentor a child between the ages of 6-18 years of age. Just a few hours of time spent with these local kids every month has been proven to make a tremendous impact for good in their lives. Bill Craig, President of WebFX, has been an active member of Big Brothers since 2004. His "little brother" graduated from high school in 2013 and now studies Computer Science at Shippensburg University. Learn more about the organization at CapBigs.org
Based out of Pennsylvania, Forgotten Voices works through local churches in Zimbabwe and Zambia to provide sustainable care for children orphaned by AIDS. Our team recently choose to contribute to Forgotten Voices in celebration of meeting our monthly goals for the month. WebFX also has a few team members who volunteer directly with this unique nonprofit organization. Learn more about them at ForgottenVoices.org
Working in 12 different countries around the world, Partners in Health is focused on developing and bolstering public health care infrastructures. After the earthquake in Haiti, WebFX decided to support PIH after carefully researching the aid organizations involved with helping survivors. We've been supporting them ever since. Learn more about PIH on their website.
The American Cancer Society formed in 1913 and is a powerful force in the fight against cancer. The organization works to save lives through research, preventative education, and awareness. We have donated to American Cancer Society through participation in Daffodil Days. Every employee received a daffodil plant, many of which are still blooming each year. Learn more at Cancer.org.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. WebFX is strongly committed to this organization, as one of our own team members has a child affected by the illness. We set a goal in 2012 to donate $1,000 to the organization (which was later doubled by another donor), and we donated another $3,000 in 2015. We've also been involved in a yearly fundraiser to raise additional support. Learn more about the organization at CFF.org.
Pencils of Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds schools and trains teachers in developing countries. 100% of all donations made to POP go to their programs, which is why we started our #FXBuilds program with a goal of raising $25,000 in 2014. This donation is now going towards building a school for 90 children in rural Guatemala, and in December 2015, we raised another $25,000 to build a school in Ghana. Learn more about the organization at PencilsofPromise.org.