Cedar Rapids, IOWA, September 8, 2017 – Four local nonprofit organizations will receive a new website during Geonetric’s 2017 Operation Overnight event. They include: Matthew 25, House of Hope, Cedar Rapids AniMeals and K9COLA.
The nonprofit organizations were selected from a pool of applications. Qualified nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) organization based in Linn County, Iowa. Applicants were asked to share how a new website and/or digital marketing services would help them accomplish their missions in the community.
Geonetric, which builds websites and provides digital marketing services for healthcare clients, launched Operation Overnight in 2012. During this event, Geonetric developers, designers, writers and strategists set aside two days to deliver websites and digital marketing services to local nonprofits free of charge.
To date, Operation Overnight has built and launched websites for 26 area nonprofits. The sixth annual Operation Overnight will begin on Thursday, October 19 at 8 a.m. The new websites will be unveiled during a reveal party at noon on October 20 in Geonetric’s café.
Find more details about Operation Overnight, including links to last year’s winning sites and a list of sponsors, at www.operationovernight.com.
About the 2017 Operation Overnight Recipients:
Matthew 25, an independent, local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, began in 2006 to help strengthen and elevate neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matthew 25 continues to empower people to transform neighborhoods through three tools: food, housing and education. For more information, visit http://www.hub25.org.
“As Matthew 25 evolves and continues to grow, we want our web presence to showcase that!” says Eden Youngberg, Development and Communications Coordinator, Matthew 25. “With a new face-lift and fresh content, we can convey the impactful programs we offer. We are so excited to have a more user-friendly and active site that will allow people to sign up for Open Mic Nights or Food Camps as well as check out our Tool Library inventory and sign up for upcoming events on the urban farm! We couldn’t be more grateful to be selected for this amazing opportunity!”
House of Hope
At House of Hope, we encourage, equip, and empower women to live fully through classes, community, housing, and therapy. For more information, visit houseofhopecr.org.
“We are so excited! Tears of joy!” says Jessie Lowe, Marketing & Communications, House of Hope. “We cannot wait to have a website serving Corridor women well and helping us to offer services to the public in an easier and more functional way.”
Cedar Rapids AniMeals
Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operated entirely by volunteers who provide food for the pets of Cedar Rapids elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and homebound, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life. For more information, visit cranimeals.com.
“Cedar Rapids AniMeals is beyond excited for this opportunity!” says Heidi Karr, President, Cedar Rapids AniMeals. “We first caught wind of Operation Overnight in 2015 and have been applying for it ever since. To be selected for 2017 was a huge surprise and we couldn’t be more grateful. A better Cedar Rapids AniMeals website will help serve our community better, and everyone will benefit!”
K9COLA (K9 Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) is a volunteer group that supports the development of off-leash areas (OLAs) in the Cedar Rapids area. We provide the community with educational information about OLAs, raise money for park development projects, and support ongoing park maintenance. For more information, visit k9cola.org.
“We are honored to be a recipient of Operation Overnight!” says Dave Paris, Head Chair, K9COLA. “K9COLA has been in need of a website redesign for quite some time, and a new website will afford us greater outreach and interaction with our dog-loving community.”