October 25, 2017:
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ was this year’s recipient of the Big Apple Cares annual charitable gala proceeds. When the night was over, the total amount raised was $64,000.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a state designated specialized children’s hospital at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center provides advanced care for children from birth to 21-years-of-age. One of the first pediatric hospitals designated by the State, St. Joseph’s offers a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty services including Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room as well as the Regional Craniofacial Center, Center for Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Concussion Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and global telemedicine conferencing programs. Children’s Hospital services are conveniently available in Clifton, Fair Lawn, Hoboken, Paramus, Paterson and Wayne
The Big Apple Cares initiative was started by the Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance, Big Apple Chapter. The Trust X Alliance is an invite only best of the best collection of technology organization across the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom and Brazil. These organizations gain exclusive access to industry leaders such as Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Dell and others as well as the opportunity to share best practice among one another. The total purchasing power of the 350 companies that make up the Trust X Alliance community is near $2 Billion. The community is broken up into chapters and the Big Apple Chapter is made up of approximately 40 companies in the New York and NJ Metropolitan area. The Big Apple Cares was started to give back to the community through donations brought together from the group as well as some of the vendors they work with. This is the 7th year of giving that have been expanded every year to out due the one before. Earlier donations included complete technology make overs for charitable businesses in need, the last three years have been more focused on picking one organization and putting together a larger venue to bring more attention and assistance to that one organization. The effort put together by all the companies in the group is nothing less of spectacular. It is amazing to see how many generous people are out there willing to help others.
Below is a picture of some of our Baroan Technologies team members and their significant others at this year’s event which was a masquerade party.