Investing in our community.
Ever since Makios Technology opened its doors in 2006 helping others in our community has been an important part of our mission. Below you’ll find some of the initiatives that Makios has invested in over the years.
Rio Grande Cancer Foundation.
For almost twenty years the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation (RGCF) has served the needs of the El Paso cancer community with the goal to reduce the burden of cancer in and among our community. Founded in 1996 and funded by the sale of the El Paso Cancer Treatment Center, RGCF supports programs within and outside of their organization which meet the huge needs of cancer survivors and their families. From educational resources to the Women’s Program, RGCF serves all The Colors of Cancer. They are led by a voluntary board of directors who believe in the mission and dedicate talent and energy to maintaining and growing such programs and services. With the Board’s awesome oversight, the investment portfolio from which they get much of their financial support, the Foundation has contributed over $8 million in programs and services since their beginning.
El Paso County is among the top five counties in Texas with the highest number of domestic violence deaths (Honoring Texas Victims Report, 2014). Over the past 25 years Reynolds Home Program’s volunteers and salaried staff have worked with women to ensure that they move toward economic stability. Moms receive daily help with medical issues, legal problems, immigration processing, and transportation. Every child attend school or day care in supervised educational programs and receive medical care as needed. Nearly 100 families have moved to their own homes with furniture, savings, and a working mom. Every child has a safe and secure place to sleep without fear or violence.
El Paso Community Foundation
Makios contributes to the Makios Technology Fund through the El Paso Community Foundation. The fund was created to help provide financial support for high school students aspiring to pursue college-level IT studies who would otherwise not be able to afford it. The El Paso Community Foundation was established in 1977 as a permanent endowment for the long-term benefit of the El Paso region, far West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico. The Foundation serves as a charitable resource to donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community at-large.
Goodwill El Paso
Goodwill Industries of El Paso serves Far West Texas and Southwest New Mexico. They believe in helping people improve their quality of life through economic development. Everything they do is geared toward helping people succeed in their career path. They provide employment, job assistance, and career-oriented training. The adage “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime,” guides their efforts.