Pay It Forward

During these uncertain times, everyone has been faced with their own challenges. With many members of our local communities experiencing financial hardship, BASE Technologies wanted to empower our employees so they personally can make a difference. All employees received $500 that they can give to any charity, any person, or anything that has experienced hardship over the last 6 months.

Within days we received an over whelming amount of feedback on the joy our staff was able to bring to others. We hope this initiative inspires other business to do something similar. A summary of where our team chose to pay it forward is listed below.

 

  • East Haven Food Pantry which distributes and delivers food supplies to over 340 families/1,000+ residents of East Haven, CT.
  • VFW Post 4410 Woodbridge Memorial, a veteran’s service organization that works every day to uphold time-honored values in Woodbridge, NJ, as well as various large tip increments to various servers in Colonia, NJ.
  • "A very generous tip to an employee at Dunkin Donuts & West Side Deli in Bethel, CT, as well as a cash contribution to a family of four in need in Danbury, CT."
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association, supporting individuals with MS through vital services & support.
  • The Medical Equipment loan program at the First Church of Christ Clinton CT. This program helps provide medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, etc.) to people in need that cannot afford to go out and buy them.
  • "Food Share, a regional food bank serving Hartford and Tolland counties. Protectors of Animals in East Hartford which is a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of all dogs and cats in the communities we serve."
  • "Community Action Agency of Western CT of Danbury, CT which provides social services and programs to low-income individuals and families in the western area of CT to help them stabilize and improve their lives."
  • DAWS - Danbury Animal Welfare Society in Bethel, CT, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond.
  • A family member who is now permanently unemployed, as the restaurant they worked for is now out of business.
  • Southbury Food Pantry & Southbury Animal Shelter
  • Dog and cat food donation to Whiskers Pet Rescue in Southbury, CT.
  • A New Fairfield single Mom who fostered and later adopted three children. The money will hopefully aide in the back to school supply expenses.
  • "Personally, located individuals in area of Danbury in stores who looked like they were struggling and handed them cash."
  • New Fairfield Police Department; Two amazing RN's near and dear that were selfless and continue to be helping COVID patients every day; A co-worker’s family member who lost their job.
  • Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, CT & various tips to workers throughout New Milford.
  • New Milford Fire Dept.
  • "The Scotty Fund, a non-profit, charitable organization in Bethel, CT which provides financial and family support to children with life-threatening and critical illnesses and their families."
  • Walnut Hill Community Church food pantry in Bethel, CT. 
  • "Elisabeth C. Adams Fund - a restricted, field of interest fund in Guilford, CT. Field of interest funds are responsible for distributing grants to the area and this contribution will go towards the COVID Relief Fund of 2020. "
  • Duchess County SPCA in New Hyde Park, NY, securing the caring, responsible and permanent homes for the adoptable animals.
  • "Monroe SPCA one of Connecticut's true no-kill shelters. Having a dog is an integral part of our family and we thought it would be nice to help out as these pets get adopted.      
  • Monroe Dept of Parks and Recreation Wolfe Park. This contribution would help keep the park open where families can be outside and enjoy time together while being socially distant. "
  • "St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, a non-profit organization that aid, support and empower people experiencing poverty, homelessness, hunger, and mental health challenges so they may recover with dignity and develop sustainable solutions for a brighter future.”
  • Prospect Food Bank
  • Started a FB page to raise additional money to purchase acoustic guitars to donate to kids who want to learn how to play, but can't afford to purchase a guitar.