[FRASER, Mich., June 19, 2014] - AIM Computer Solutions, a leader in automotive ERP and manufacturing software for small to medium-sized part manufacturers recently participated in The Big M Event at Cobo Center in Detroit. AIM decided to have participants enter a "Pay It Forward Raffle for Charity.
"AIM has been blessed by some great business opportunities, and we wanted to share that with others. The Pay It Forward Raffle for Charity idea is a wonderful way for a third-party to receive a benefit and offered participants the opportunity to help make a difference in the process," said Jerry Czernel, VP Operations, AIM Computer Solutions.
Participants specified which charitable organization they would like to receive a donation. The sponsored charities ranged from needs for children and veterans to animal rescues and specific health concerns. Nearly 150 booth visitors completed a raffle entry. A total of four raffle winners were chosen, and the following charities will be receiving a donation from AIM Computer Solutions on behalf of the specified sponsors:
Wounded Warriors Project, sponsored by Phyllis Kolodny from Cuyahoga Community College. The Wounded Warriors Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans and service members so they become the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. They serve to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of the Wounded Warrior. Ms. Kolodny supports this charity because she is a veteran herself and she has a desire to work with wounded veterans, especially in the area of robotic prosthesis's.
LifeBUILDERS, Detroit, sponsored by Bob Albus from RJA Consulting Services. LifeBUILDERS is the epicenter of a community on Detroit's far eastside. Their goal is to keep hope alive by being ministers to K-12 aged children throughout the year in many formats, ministers to seniors in our community, and providing affordable high quality housing with a current inventory of 28 homes and 2 apartment buildings and offers many worship and study opportunities throughout the year. LifeBUILDERS also has a Resale Shop that provides, in addition to great goods, an opportunity to further minister to families in the community. Mr. Albus supports this charity because, "they are great Christian organization that gives a hand UP instead of a hand OUT."
American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Team Clover, sponsored by Mark Engstrom from Werner Company in Greenville, PA. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They serve as a source of information to help you stay well and get well, to find cures, and to fight back. Mr. Engstrom supports this charity in memory of Tammy Summerfield.
On My Own of Michigan, sponsored by Claudia Gadowski from Production Modeling Corporation in Dearborn, MI. Own My Own of Michigan assists adults with mild developmental disabilities become independent, social and contributing members of the community. They believe individuals living with developmental disabilities have the right to choose where they live, work, play and worship. And, when given the opportunity, experience and appropriate supports they can become active members of the community. Ms. Gadowski supports this charity in honor of her nephew David Matuszak.
"We are excited that the raffle for charity idea was so well received. Congratulations to all our Pay It Forward Raffle for Charity winners," concluded Jerry Czernel.
About AIM Computer Solutions, Inc.
AIM is the industry leader for a complete ERP software solution tailored to the small to medium sized repetitive manufacturers with a focus on automotive suppliers. AIM Vision® provides a single source for automotive EDI integration into production scheduling complete with demand smoothing to accommodate work schedules, and lean manufacturing and supply chain management. Other capabilities include outside processing, multiple level lot control, In Line Vehicle Sequencing, and Release Accounting, and full technical compliance to the MMOG/LE requirements.