CMS IT is a socially conscious company and is actively involved in our community. CMS IT lead Angelo Millena support a number of events and organisations. This is our way of giving back to the community in which CMS IT operates as well as providing opportunities to our staff to engage with our clients and their communities.
Here is a list of just some of the projects, organisations and charity events CMS IT support:
SYDNEY IT ENTREPRENEUR RAISES $12,000 FOR MANILA ORPHANAGE
CMS IT’s Director Angelo Millena celebrated his 40th birthday by giving back. On the 23rd of December, Angelo Millena’s wife Doreen Millena and parents assisted in organizing the fundraising event with over 120 guests, the chosen charity was the Hospicio de San Jose. Hosted at Lilyfield’s Le Montage reception centre, on the foreshore of Iron Cove Bay, guests were asked not to bring presents for the celebrant but instead to make a donation to the charity in lieu of a gift, and be ready to bid for a swag of ‘prizes’ donated by clients and friends of CMS IT.
The Hospicio de San Jose, an institution caring for the elderly, infirm, and orphaned children, held a special place in the hearts of both Angelo and Doreen. Having visited the orphanage at the Hospicio in 2010, both had been overwhelmed with the delight in the faces of the children who they met and had agreed they would one day return with funds to help the Hospicio continue its valuable work. On January 30, a month after the fundraiser, Angelo Millena fulfilled the promise he had made to the Hospicio two years ago as he and Angelo’s father Moises arrived to personally present the donation to the Daughters of Charity, the religious order which administers the institution.
According to the Daughters of Charity, the funds could not have come at a better time and will go towards some key projects including repairing the damage caused by typhoon ‘Pedring’, which recently struck Metro Manila, as well as the construction of The Sanctuary, a new building that will serve as a refuge for abused and disadvantaged women, some of whom may have young children in their care.
CMS IT’s Director and staff attended the Windgap DisabiliTea charity event this year on 3rd August. This event is held to raise awareness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the campaign to make Every Australian Count. As members of the community CMS IT strongly believe in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we believe in the supporting of people with a disability, their families and their carers. CMS IT took part in the Disabilitea charity event and offers oursupport year round to this great cause. CMS IT believes every Australian should count and we urge all businesses to take part in this awareness campaign.
Epilepsy Action Australia
CMS IT support Purple Day – The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness and we take part in the City to Surf in support of Epilepsy Action Australia. This year four of our engineers competed in the City to Surf on 12th August.
CMS IT recently helped facilitate the purchase of new beds for Frontier Services aged care facilities and provided volunteers for the Old Timers Aged Care Facility annual fete in Alice Springs.Frontier Services Old Timers Fete is the largest annual fete in Alice Springs, held on 13th August. It is a fun filled day with ‘on tap’ entertainment, second hand book stall, craft stalls, preserves and cakes, food stalls and oodles of bric-a-brac. The day is the major fund-raising event of the Old Timers Village, and CMS IT flew up to Alice Springs, from Sydney and worked on the stalls to lend a helping hand. CMS IT helped raise over $80,000 at this charity event. We continue to support the Frontier Services and look forward to being involved in many more charity events to come.
The Fact Tree Youth Service Inc
This is a local drop in centre for Children in the Waterloo/Redfern area that provides counseling, court support, employment and training services, assistance with school work as well as organising activities and outings. CMS IT is involved in assisting The Fact Tree Youth Services.
Windgap Charity Marathon Training with Parramatta Eels
CMS IT has a continued commitment to the Windgap Charity Foundation – one of Sydney’s most respected, longest serving providers of support services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The Director of CMS IT, Angelo Millena organized Parramatta Eels ex rugby league player Paul Whatuira to train at the Windgap Charity Marathon Training day on 8th September . CMS IT continuously works with the Windgap foundation in many charity events and we look forward to being involved in the positive impact Windgap has on the community.
Blackmoore’s Family Fun Run
A Sydney Marathon Run, one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This year The Blackmoore’s family fun run was on the 26th August and Windgap’s clients participated in event! CMS IT also participated in the event and presented 6 awards to the participants who entered the family fun run as a congratulations for their efforts, and to motivate them to continue to partake in such wonderful events.
Panti Asuhan Benih Harapan
The Balinese Orphanage, also known as Seeds of Hope Children’s Home, is situated north-west of Denpasar. At the moment 68 children from the age of 10 months to 21 years old are living in this home. Sandra and Tommy, the facilitators, emphasise the importance of education and encourage the children to take part in all positive activities. It is more than just an Orphanage; it really feels more like an extra large family unit. But they cannot do this alone, they need our help. The condition of living is acceptable but they still require ongoing funding to pay for everyday necessities such as food, education, toiletries and medical costs. CMS IT donates second hand computers, monitors and notebooks on a regular basis to help the Panti Asuhan Benih Harapan Orphanage educate the children. We hope to make a difference in the lives of these children.
For more information on the CMS IT community sponsorship program, please contact us.