What is Operation Overnight?
Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and non-profits for another amazing year!
Operation Overnight is an event where Geonetric partners with Linn County non-profits and gift services such as a new website and other digital materials. Training on how to maintain the website and how to use social media channels is also provided. During the 24-hour time frame, Geonetric developers, designers and marketing strategists work around the clock to deliver new websites to the selected non-profits without cost.
This year's event will began on October 17, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and concluded October 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Non-profit organization are selected from a pool of applications. Qualified non-profits had to be a 501(c) organization based in Linn County, IA. Applicants were asked to outline how receiving a new website and marketing materials would help them accomplish their organization’s mission to improve their community.
Meet the 2013 Non-Profits!
The mission of the Science Center (Station) is to be an innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based learning center providing exciting and engaging facilities and programming meant to inspire and stimulate the imagination of the children, families, school/youth groups, and the individuals we serve.
YouthPort, formerly known as The Child Family Community Collaboration (CFCC) — a joint collaboration between Tanager Place and Boys & Girls club and Young Parents Network — provides neighborhood–specific resources to at–risk families, utilizing the strengths and initiatives of three leading non–profits. Launched 2012 at the Polk Alternative Education Center, YouthPort offers concrete services from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, and includes professional expertise from each partner. Psychological support and professional counseling is available from Tanager Place; before and after school programming is available through Boys & Girls Clubs; and weekly education and parenting support is offered from Young Parents Network. Families in under served, low–economic neighborhoods no longer have to go without basic needs, including two nutritious meals; tutoring help; welcoming programs that promote physical activity; prenatal and parental support classes; and most importantly, a safe and welcoming place for children.
Jane Boyd Community House has a ninety year history of providing services to children and families in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa community. An affiliate of Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services since 2003, Jane Boyd is committed to providing holistic opportunities for positive, lasting change within the youth, families, and neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids. The primary program at Jane Boyd is the Achievement Academy, which is an after–school and summertime prevention program geared toward at–risk children living in neighborhoods around Jane Boyd, including Oak Hill–Jackson and Wellington Heights. The Achievement Academy provides a nurturing and safe environment for children while helping families feel supported enough to gain an understanding of what they must do to become more self–sufficient. Fees are based on a sliding scale and many families pay as little as $100 for an entire school year of Achievement Academy enrollment.
We are dedicated to the preservation of the history of Oak Hill Cemetery and the community. We are the final resting place for many of our community leaders and business pioneers. We strive to make the history and appropriate burial information available to extended family and the public. Being a cemetery that can trace its roots in the community back to 1854, we are the final resting place for approximately 12,000 individuals, many of which helped to shape the business environment we work in today.
Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program – http://wrapiowa.org
The mission of the Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program (WRAP) is to maintain a program that provides affordable, flexible home access on a timely basis to those in need, regardless of age or diagnosis. WRAP officially became a non–profit in 2010 and provides a one–stop resource to answer multiple questions; supplies clients with potential funding resource options; designs home access options that meet the client’s needs and expectations; recruits and trains capable, reliable and efficient volunteers for constructions; constructs solid, safe ramps with the intent of ADA compliance; offers repair service and provides design guidelines.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!