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Contributing to community is a core value at Centric, and thanks to the efforts of the Cincinnati team, three local non-profit organizations benefited greatly from their hard work and generous spirit.

As participants at Southwest Ohio GiveCamp, Brad Ward, Kevin Shaffer, Hitanshu Pande and Brian Starr donated their weekend and their expertise.

GiveCamp is a weekend-long event that brings together a community of volunteers who donate their time and talents to provide web and software solutions for local non-profit organizations. This year, 120 volunteers gave over 1,600 hours of time, resulting in approximately $162,700 consulting dollars – all for the benefit of 12 non-profits.

The Projects

Hitanshu Pande
Project: Website redesign using WordPress
Organization:  WISE
Mission: Aid individuals from all socioeconomic strata by improving educational, interpersonal, communication and socialization skills. WISE Corp. was founded in 2013 by a Miami University Alum. The goal is to cultivate wisdom in all participants through Christian principles, Christian values and enrichment activities.

Kevin Shaffer and Brad Ward
Project: Inventory Tracking System using .NET MVC
Organization: Brigid’s Path
Mission: Provides inpatient medical care for drug-exposed newborns, non-judgmental support for mothers and education services to improve family outcomes. They are Ohio’s first Neonatal Recovery Center and the 2nd in the nation.

Brian Starr
Project: Website redesign using Drupal
Organization: Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association
Mission: Provide information, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their communities.

About GiveCamp

Started in 2010, Southwest Ohio GiveCamp was started with an idea of helping non-profits that cannot afford IT services.

In the Southwest Ohio area, there are many professional application developers that have the talent to produce great applications.  These developers have a passion for thier craft and would like to donate those skills to a worthy organization.  Southwest Ohio GiveCamp brings together the developer with the non-profit to create something great.

For 1 weekend in October, everyone is brought together at Miami University’s Voice of America Park campus.  From Friday evening to Sunday evening, approximately 100 volunteers and non-profits work together to create a need.  By the end of the weekend, each non-profit has a tool or website that they can use to manage their organization.