Collecting and cashing in cans is just one of the innovative ways Spotty Dog Rescue, in Connecticut, gains funds to further propel their mission of providing safe harbor, medical care and love for adoptable dogs that have been abused, abandoned, and neglected until they are placed into loving, responsible permanent homes. ARSOME’s CEO, Benjamin, is especially proud to assist in their annual can drive, but also continues to be a foster doggy dad.
ARSOME Technology was proud to donate to a high-school student run organization in Manchester, CT - Love Diaper Pantry. Gentle Love Diaper Pantry connects families who face economic barriers with diapers and other baby essentials. Since their launch in June, they have collected over 45,000 diapers, 37,000 wipes and hundreds of other baby products through community drives which have been distributed through the MACC Food Pantry, the MPS Welcome Center and the ECHN Family Development Center.
In the winter of 2021, ARSOME Technology had the opportunity to present entrepreneurship to the audience of PELabs, a program that offers youth the ability to work in one of the five departments with experienced entrepreneurs to create and run their own businesses, developing advanced manufactured products, digital media, and also website maintenance services for customers. ARSOME Technology is proud to be a supporter of PELabs and looks forward to future collaborations.
Serving over 1,400 21-pound boxes of fresh produce to families, veterans, the homeless, and the sick and shut-in, we united with Hartford Community and Faith based organizations to participate in the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. There are nearly 40-million Americans who are food insecure. In Connecticut, according to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people are struggling with hunger.
For and in preparation for Christmas, ARSOME Technology was proud to be a co-sponsor to give gifts that brought smiles to kids in Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut. It was an honor once again to team up with Howard K. Hill of the Hartford Renaissance District in support of Jaylen Berry of the Jaylen Berry Foundation! With the $3,000 we helped to raise in just over 48 hours, we had pleased families in need who received a Holiday blessing for their children.
COVID-19 has been horrific and these lovely men and women are on the front line everyday trying to help us. We are so thankful for the opportunity to help in whatever way we can and show that we are thankful to our essential workers! Thank you, ECHN.
ARSOME Technology is excited to officially partner with Compass Youth Collaborative to co-develop virtual reality technology to equip and empower inner-city youth with tools and tactics to de-escalate violence in the community, classroom, and at home. The COVID-19 crisis has caused tremendous uncertainty over school closings and its impact on education. With summer just around the corner, the accessibility of digital learning and in-depth youth engagement - we believe this is the most applicable solution more than ever before.
Thank you to the YWCA Hartford Region for inviting two of our team members, Jennifer Kelley (Software Developer and Project Manager), and Lola Oretade (Marketing Manager), to the YWCA Virtual Career Fair. Experiences and moments like these keep the community strong and together even during moments of crises, such as now. We're excited to stay involved and in contact with the YWCA moving forward.
ARSOME’s Co-Founder and CEO Benjamin D. Williams joined Manchester Police Chief Williams Darby and members of his team for a pizza lunch. "We strongly believe it is very important to appreciate members of the law enforcement community," said Williams. "They are the unsung heroes who are our first responders to ensure all our residents are safe and secure." Manchester Police Department, we greatly applaud your service and we want to let you know you are greatly appreciated for what you do for us. We hope you enjoyed the pizza!!!
Chief Innovation Officer David Oyanadel visited Stamford High School to work with graduating students on their business idea. Through creative brainstorming and peer mentorship, students gained real-world experience. ARSOME Technology believes learning should be a hybrid of classroom and “beyond” the classroom experiences and looks forward to working with youth in Connecticut on their business idea/venture.
In 2018, ARSOME Technology attended Greenwich, CT’s MakeFest and presented augmented reality’s potential in the classroom and as a learning tool for our youth. The technology can make a real difference in complex topics by integrating immersive storytelling with augmented reality. The team also presented on AR/VR’s use in gaming, and AR/VR’s benefits in business.