AGS Wraps Up Another Year of Charitable Giving
Since its inception in 2012, the AGS Cares program has surpassed its goal by donating over $70,000 of revenue to important causes and charities. AGS truly does care, and our contributions have helped improve the lives of veterans, children, poverty-stricken families and animals. Our donations have created a local and global impact.
AGS President Brian Schaeffer states that AGS sent over $10,000 to our chosen charities just in the month of December 2014. We donated a portion of our revenue to charities that we felt “make a difference in the world,” says Brian Schaeffer.
Charities among the list of recipients include Feherty’s Troops First Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. A familiar name in many households is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which receives donations to aid with researching cures for pediatric cancer.
The Wounded Warrior project was also on our list. This program provides post-9/11 veterans with nurturing programs to heal the mind and body. And IMAHelps, which provides an annual humanitarian mission to provide healthcare services to poverty-stricken communities, also made our list.
Our charitable giving also benefitted evangelical Christian organizations. Joel Osteen Ministries provides basic necessities to hungry children and families, and we felt that our donation to Osteen’s ministry would help make that difference we all craved. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization that provides physical and spiritual aid to people around the world, who may have experienced war, poverty, disease, famine and more.
Supporting the lives of animals and the use of service dogs was also on our agenda. Operation Kindness is the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, and Dogs for the Deaf rescues and professionally trains dogs to assist people with hearing loss.
And of course KOA Care Camps is a recurring recipient of our charitable giving, as the organization provides camping experiences for children with cancer. Our goal is to, “make a real push through creative giving to help KOA Care Camps achieve their goal of $1.5 million dollars this year,” Schaeffer says.