Heart Walk 2022

Saturday, May 14th, the Huntsville Heart Walk 2022 event was held, and it was a huge success! I want to say thank you to all who donated, participated, and supported our cause to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Together, we raised $9,924.44 and had a great turn out! You all have made a huge difference in others’ lives to care for those with heart disease.




Leadership Greater Huntsville #35 and the North Alabama Foster Closet Fundraiser

Photo Courtesy of Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau

APT is supporting the “Igniters” of Leadership Greater Huntsville (L-35 Small Group). The Igniters have partnered with North Alabama Foster Closet for a project to create a day of ‘normalcy’ and community for over 200 foster/kinship/adoptive families in North Alabama by attending either the April 16th Rocket City Trash Panda Baseball Game or Ultimate Field Trip at the US Space and Rocket Center.

In order to make these events a reality, the Igniters are counting on the generosity and spirit of charitable giving that is appreciated throughout the Greater Huntsville Area. All donations are tax-deductible as permitted with gifts made to a 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds raised beyond our project costs, (estimated at $20,000.00), will be donated directly to North Alabama Foster Closet. Sponsorships are requested in monetary increments of $500.00, $1,000.00, $1,500.00, $2500.00 or $5000.00, however contributions of any dollar amount would be graciously accepted and helpful to our cause. Please make checks payable to: Fostering Connections, dba North Alabama Foster Closet with a note that it is for the Igniters project.

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It is groups like this that strengthen our community!


New Life Mission Donation

In 2021, Florida APT employees voted to share giving funds between two organizations.

Club Esteem

Vision – Inspiring kids in our community to embrace and excel in education by providing individualized tutoring and mentorship, guiding them to becoming compassionate, college and career-ready leaders.

Brian Gloade presenting check to Ellena Little, Executive Director of Club Esteem

New Life Mission

Giving NEW LIFE to homeless women with children.

Florida Giving Fund check presentation at New Life Mission facility in Melbourne FL. Photo Stacia Glavis (right) New Life Mission Founder and SA-F Joshua Oppenheim Giving Fund POC. 

From New Life Mission:

Thank you for your gift of $1500 to help give NEW LIFE to homeless women with children!

At New Life Mission, we are on the frontlines everyday hearing from moms and their children who are experiencing homelessness. The need is growing here in Brevard County by the day! Moms and children are living in motels due to evictions; in cars due to loss of income; and on the streets due to hard times that have fallen upon them. Worst of all, they have lost hope.

BECAUSE OF YOU… HOPE IS NOT LOST! Your gift is restoring lives and helping people who have no where else to turn. Because of your giving, we stand ready to help them by providing a program that teaches valuable life skills, provides access to housing, healthcare and education and so much more.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Brevard Buddy Walk

APT is proud to have supported this year’s 18TH Annual Brevard Buddy Walk®! The primary goal of this event is to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome living in Brevard county as well as to celebrate their many abilities.

It was a completely different kind of day and event than what any of us expected this year. But thanks to our community, families and partners like YOU, this year’s event was one of our best ever, filled with love and celebration!

Hope you will view our virtual event HERE. And please, feel free to share it with your employees and customers so that they know what WE know—you are an amazing community supporter!

With our thanks and gratitude from all the individuals and families you have helped support,

Amy Van Bergen, Down Syndrome Association of Brevard (formerly FEDS)

VirtualBuddyWalk 2020 from Omni Productions on Vimeo.

February Giving Committee Update

In February, APT supported a canned food drive and the “Saving Generations” project, collecting items to install energy efficient upgrades for low-income families. The project estimates that most homes can save 20% on monthly utility bills through the application of basic energy efficient upgrades. APT helped by collecting Energy Star LED Light Bulbs for Saving Generations energy efficiency kits.

APT was honored to attend the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year luncheon. The Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama Youth of the Year is their premier youth leadership recognition program, designed to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live, serve, and make an impact in their communities around the world. A group from APT attended the award luncheon and APT’s own Saralyn Dwyer served as a judge for the ceremony.

A small group from APT spent one evening after work helping with projects at the Boys & Girls Club Cavalry STEM Lab. APT helped put together tables, hang white boards and storage shelves, and paint the bathroom. The new lab will give kids the chance to access technology in tangible ways – complete with 3D printers, virtual reality, drones, robotics and tablets.  The lab will allow students to see themselves working with this equipment in the future as STEM professionals.

Brevard Rescue Mission Donation

The APT Space Division Giving Committee chair, Cara Norwood, presented the 2019 check to Stacia Glavas, Brevard Rescue Mission, CEO/ Founder on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  The Brevard Rescue Mission supports women and children with housing, food, and education.



Boys & Girls Club STEM lab gets $20,000 boost from APT Research

Science and technology education for Boys & Girls Club members recently got a boost from employees of a Huntsville business.

APT Research’s employees selected Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama as the recipient of a $20,000 grant from its giving fund. The money will go to launch a STEM lab at the club’s Calvary Teen Center.

A check was recently presented to B&G Club representatives at APT’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon for employees. The STEM lab, designed to increase access to science, technology, engineering and math topics and tools, is expected to open next year.

The APT fund comes from money donated by company employees. APT is a 100 percent employee-owned small business based in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville.

Source: www.al.com