Binary Tree supports the work of charitable organizations with discounts on our software and donations to their causes. In addition, our solutions for migrating corporate email, directories and servers assist our customers in their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their IT systems.
Supporting Environmental Conservation
Binary Tree makes concerted efforts to conserve our environment. We rely on tele-conferencing and web-conferencing instead of in-person meetings whenever feasible. In addition, a by-product of helping our customers to migrate their messaging systems is that they inevitably also reduce the number of servers they rely on. And less servers results in less power usage. Whether our customers are consolidating their environment or moving it to a new on-premises or cloud-based system, the number of servers they use is frequently reduced significantly.
Software Discounts for Charitable Organizations
Binary Tree offers discounts on our software for charitable organizations. Organizations like The Hospital for Sick Children (www.sickkids.ca) have taken advantage of our discounts for charities. For more information on this program, please contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Giving and Grants
In May 2008, the 'Binary Tree Gives Back' program was launched. Each month, Binary Tree makes charitable contributions to non-profit organizations in areas such as health, education, environment and animal protection. Together with our continuing efforts to promote responsible ways to help the environment, our donations seek to improve the quality of life in the communities where our employees live and work, as well as those less fortunate than ours.
Here is a summary of some of our more recent contributions.
Eileen Raftery Scholarship Fund
Binary Tree's November donation was made to Eileen Raftery Scholarship Fund.
Summary of Charity
Eileen Raftery passed away suddenly in June. She attended Dominican Academy in New York, a Catholic college preparatory high school that challenges and empowers intelligent young women to become spiritual, intellectual, moral and socially responsible leaders in a global society. Over a decade ago when Eileen attended Dominican Academy, student's tuition was $7,500. It is now almost $18,000 per year to attend! Most of the students cannot afford the full tuition. Most are on full, half or even quarter scholarship, while some are on a work study to defray the costs of their education.
Binary Tree supports its employee, Lucy Temprano, and her charity to support in memoriam her former schoolmate's scholarship fund and the education of young women leaders of tomorrow.
For more information on the Eileen Raftery Scholoarship Fund please visit: www.youcaring.com/dominican-academy-679281
Pi Theta Omega
Binary Tree's June donation was made to Pi Theta Omega.
Summary of Charity
Pi Theta Omega has been a part of Morris County for 30 years and has given more than $150,000.00 in scholarships to college-bound students. Their mission is to improve the lives of their neighbors and make a difference in the lives of as many as they can. For instance, last year they awarded $16,000 to deserving high school seniors.
The foundation of their legacy and service platform is directly aligned with their national organization's current five program targets:
- Educational Enrichment – the ASCEND program focuses on assisting high school students to reach their maximum potential
- Health Promotion - promotes health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness
- Family Strengthening - targets critical issues facing many families, including the lack of food, shelter and financial means
- Environmental Ownership - provides healthy environments and improves the quality of life in underserved communities
- Global Impact - the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project prepares today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society
For more information on the Pi Theta Omega please visit: http://www.pithetaomega.com/.
Binary Tree's February donation was made to DonorsChoose.org, Public School 207 in Brooklyn, New York. They have approximately 1,000 students in their school, with no computer lab or place to do research. They need computers to prepare the students for their future. Many students do not have the knowledge of basic computer functions like saving a document or using the web for research. It is so important to prepare the students for college. In order to do that, they need five laptop computers to teach them how to research, create PowerPoint presentations, speeches, resumes and more.
Summary of Charity
In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials. And he figured there were people out there who'd want to help — if they could see where their money was going. Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, they are open to every public school in America.
For more information on DonorsChoose.org please visit: www.donorschoose.org.
If you would like to donate to Public School 207 please visit: http://www.donorschoose.org/project/we-need-the-world-at-our-fingertips/1895749/
Binary Tree’s December donation was made to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.
When UNICEF was created in 1946 to help children in war-torn Europe, China and the Middle East, the acronym stood for "United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund."
By 1953, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the needs of children in the developing world. At that time, the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund.
UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization.
For more information on the UNICEF please visit: https://www.unicefusa.org/
Binary Tree’s October donation was made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA).
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Mission Statement:
Our mission is to support the development of new drugs to treat CMT, to improve the quality of life for people with CMT, and, ultimately, to find a cure. Our vision is a world without CMT. MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The Association also provides comprehensive support and expert clinical care for those living with CMT.
Binary Tree’s Cheryl Fetchko donates to this charity to support her neighbor and friend Margaret Lee who suffers from this much unknown disease.
You can follow Margaret Lee's fundraising here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/margaret-lee-2/margarets-walk-run-scoot-or-crawl-4-cmt
For more information on the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease please visit:
YouCaring for Miracles for Matt
Binary Tree’s September donation was made to Miracles for Matt.
YouCaring was founded in 2011 by Brock Ketcher, Naomi Ketcher and Luke Miner in Redding, Calif., when they returned from two years of international mission trips. Deeply inspired by their experiences abroad, the three resolved to continue helping others when they arrived home. This resolution became YouCaring, a free crowdfunding platform designed to help fellow students fundraise for tuition and other costs. Within months, word of the site spread and thousands of people began raising money for medical fundraisers and other charitable causes. Since then, YouCaring has grown to become the leader in free online fundraising, having raised more than $281 million in support of individuals, families, communities and nonprofits looking to save lives, remember loved ones, recover from disasters, fund humanitarian efforts and much more.
Matthew is an extremely talented, bright, rising senior at Temple University with many talents and gifts aside from his burning passion for hosting his own radio show. There is so much to say about Matty McNamee. He is much more than a friend, a brother, and a son; he is an inspiration to anyone who wishes to have happiness in their life. Matty, without even trying, puts a smile on anyone’s face. From striking up conversations with strangers to eating cat food as a dare for his talk show, Matty is naturally much more than an ordinary college kid. He values everyone’s life as an important part of his own, making sure everyone has a voice to be heard.
Suddenly, Matty’s busy and ambitious schedule dramatically shifted gears after a tragic accident on Friday, May 8, 2015. After a devastating fall, sustaining several serious injuries, including a Traumatic Brain Injury, Matt has been fighting for his life at Hahnemann Hospital. Matty continues to exceed every obstacle thrown his way and builds his strength day by day. Matt is truly a miracle and is fighting this battle not only for himself, but for his family and countless friends, who are waiting to hear his infamous laugh and see his shining smile. Throughout Matt’s courageous battle, he has undergone numerous life- saving treatments and surgeries for over a month, and has moved to rehabilitation center to continue his recovery. As of this moment, Matt is still in a coma and still has a long road ahead of him.
For more information on Miracles for Matt please visit:
Team Bloke 5K for Brain Cancer Awareness
Binary Tree’s June donation was made to Team Bloke 5K for Brain Cancer Awareness.
Garden State Races is proud to present the first annual Team Bloke 5K for Brain Cancer Awareness on Saturday August 1, 2015 in the Borough of Mendham.
Doug Clark is a Mendham Borough parent and an accomplished triathlete who is originally from England. In November 2014 he suffered a grand mal seizure and after two intense brain surgeries it was determined that Doug had a grade 3 malignant brain tumor. After months of chemo and radiation the tumor progressed to a grade 4 Glioblastoma multiforme.
Cutting edge treatments are being used to fight this aggressive cancer. A majority of the proceeds from the race will go to help the Clark family with some of their growing medical expenses during this very tough time. A remainder of the proceeds will go to support the Mendham Borough EMT’s, who answered the Clark family’s emergency call as well as to support Stomp the Monster whose mission is to help families during the tough time of a loved one fighting cancer.
For more information, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Mendham/TeamBloke5KforBrainCancerAwareness
If you want to make a donation, please click: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/NJ/Mendham/TeamBloke5KforBrainCancerAwareness
Operation BBQ Relief
The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and to offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States through our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.
Binary Tree’s Perry Hiltz is an avid competition Barbeque Pitmaster who volunteers with Operation BBQ Relief. This is a non-profit organization formed out of disaster. When disaster strikes, first responders come in to help the victims. Operation BBQ Relief are volunteers who come to the aid of victims and first responders with food. He is one of the volunteers who is waiting to be deployed in the Michigan/Ohio/Indiana area. Should a natural disaster occur, earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, our volunteers mobilize to the location to start feeding those who need it most, the victims and first responders.
To put things in perspective, when Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast line, in 2012, Operation BBQ Relief was there for 12 days providing over 100,000 meals to people in need. You can read more about the New Jersey and other deployments here.
For more information please visit: http://www.operationbbqrelief.org/
To donate please visit: https://razmobile.com/bbqrelief/donation.html?cp=697
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Central Bucks Middle School
Binary Tree’s May donation was made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Central Bucks Middle School. Keith McGee’s daughter Sarah is participating in her school’s May 2015 Relay for Life.
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
For more information on the American Cancer Society please visit: http://www.cancer.org/
To contribute to the Central Bucks Middle School Relay for Life please follow this link:
American Cancer Society
Binary Tree’s April donation was made to the American Cancer Society.
May Rock met Shaun Hunt the Vice President, IT Governance of the American Cancer Society at the CIO Summit in 2015. They are a customer of Binary Tree for CMTe and CMTc. May Rock has donated to Shaun Hunt’s fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society and wanted to share his story.
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. Take that step by supporting the global Relay For Life movement. The Relay For Life movement is the largest cancer-fighting fundraiser in the world in more than 5,000 communities across the country. Please donate by visiting:
For more information on the American Cancer Society please visit: http://www.cancer.org/
Habitat for Humanity
Binary Tree’s April 2015 donation was made by Steven Pivnik to the Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette, Indiana chapter to help the students of Lafayette, Indiana who are working closely with nine other Greek chapters on campus to come up with a big bulk of money so they will be able to provide TWO homes for people in the greater Lafayette area.
Habitat for Humanity is an organization dedicated to providing decent living situations for everyone and to do that, they have a team of people come together to raise money and contribute their time and skills to help build a home for the people who need it most.
Habitat’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. http://www.habitat.org/
If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donating to Habitat for Humanity please visit: http://www.habitat.org/getinv
The Foundation for Education in Honduras
Binary Tree’s March donation was made to The Foundation for Education in Honduras.
Cathy Lojo is the Director of Strategic Planning for the foundation and a childhood friend of Binary Tree’s Lucy Temprano. Lucy donates to the charity and hopes to carve out some time to donate her marketing abilities to help them with awareness and fund raising. If you would like to donate to the foundation please visit: http://www.feih.org/donate/
New Hampshire’s Women’s Rowing Team
Binary Tree’s March donation was made to University of New Hampshire’s Women’s Rowing Team.
The University of New Hampshire’s Women’s Rowing Team is raising funds to have a boat named in Susan Harning honor. Susan Harning was Perry Hiltz Sister-in-law. In September 2014, Susan and her family visited their son in Iceland for a family trip. At this point in time Susan and her husband Eugene knew something was wrong. In mid-October the diagnosis was in; it was lung and spinal cancer. Susan lost this short battle on Thanksgiving Day of 2014. Perry and his family are actively involved in supporting the team.
If you would like to donate in Susan Harning's honor please visit: http://www.unh.edu/unhrowing/
Binary Tree’s February donation was made to CardioStart International. Binary Tree’s Cheryl Fetchko donates to her friend Margherita Scott’s charity. Margherita Scott will be going to Nepal in May as part of the CardioStartInternational organization. She will be part of a team in Nepal performing free heart surgeries for adults and children that cannot afford it.
See more at: http://cardiostart.org/about-us/#sthash.Mpyeerde.dpuf
Girls Soccer League of Old Bridge
Binary Tree’s February donation was made to The Girls Soccer League of Old Bridge for their Tricky Tray Fundraiser.
The Old Bridge Girls Soccer Club (OBGS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is: To offer competitive soccer to the children of Old Bridge, and surrounding areas, and develop each player to their potential. The Association is working hard to ensure that families hit hard by today’s economy are given the opportunity to play. They are also enabling player and coach development opportunities and raising funds for field operation and field maintenance.
Binary Tree’s January donation was made to some friends of Binary Tree employee Walter Monasterio, to support fundraising for their son Jake’s medical expenses through the fundraising site, CrowdRise. Jake has a serious heart condition that is going to require a series of surgeries. He is only three years old. Their medical insurance will not cover the entire cost.
If you would like to donate to this cause, please select Walter Monasterio in the Team Member drop down menu at: