INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES – AND COUNTING.
Visions gives back more than $1 million each year to local causes, supporting more than 500 organizations. This number only grows with each passing year as community input reveals more and more great work deserving of donations.
Some of our favorite causes involve those fighting poverty, eliminating hunger, improving schools and education, sparking economic growth, supporting physical fitness, or promoting financial health and wellness.
Girls Who Code at Binghamton University
Our partnership with Girls Who Code at Binghamton University began with support of their 2019 Spring Graduation. We have since provided a grant to cover the $1,260 transportation cost to bring Binghamton High School female students to classes designed to teach the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities in technology and engineering sectors.
United Way of Northern New Jersey
Visions presented a $3,000 grant to the United Way of Northern New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey chapter supports education programs and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households which support community programs that prepare children to be successful citizens, employees, and adults.
When a Visions member chooses the Americana debit card design, Visions donates $5 to Operation Homefront. In 2019 that totaled to a grant of $25,135. Operation Homefront serves Veterans and their families by providing access to programs that aid with financial assistance, housing, support groups, meals, scholarships, school supplies, programs for new and expecting parents, and more.
Student-Athlete Academic Success Center
Being the official on-campus partner for Binghamton University isn’t enough for us – we want to give back to the students and faculty, too. Our donation to renovate the Student-Athlete Academic Success Center will impact all current and future student-athletes at Binghamton University.
Abilities in Motion
We gave $10,000 to support Abilities in Motion’s STARS Program in Reading, PA. The STARS program is a summer work readiness program that serves 45 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Mental Illness, and other disabilities.
Center for Prevention and Counseling
We consistently provide a grant to the Center for Prevention and Counseling to support the Taking Flight to Change School Climate Summit for middle school students in Sussex County, NJ. This program helps create and foster a school culture where students feel cared about and have a sense of belonging. Over 1,000 students are directly impacted at the summit alone, and the center continues to help nearly 11,000 kids each year.
John Mack Foundation
Our donation partner for the annual 4 on the 4th Road Race is the John Mack Foundation. They work to provide life-saving AEDs to community-based organizations throughout the Southern Tier region in Upstate New York.
Canstruction of the Southern Tier
We’re not only the title sponsor of “Canstruction of the Southern Tier”, but we also provide Broome-Tioga BOCES students with a grant to purchase the cans needed to create their structure. Our grant enables them to purchase and donate over $3,000 worth of canned goods for local food pantries.
Montrose Mobile Food Pantry
Our $3,000 grant to the Montrose Mobile food pantry provided much-needed relief to those suffering from food insecurity in Susquehanna County, PA.
Annual Visions Cup
Each year, we hold the annual Visions Cup between our regions’ two baseball teams – the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The Phils took the second series, resulting in a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice – Baseballtown Charities, an organization dedicated to keeping baseball alive for youth in Reading, PA.