Giving Back in Our Community
Around Kitchener Waterloo believes in giving back to our community.
Email and Hosting
Providing select not for profits with free hosting and email.
Keeping companies running that can’t afford IT professionals.
Helping out with questions and support with new ideas.
We believe in giving back to our community…Around Kitchener Waterloo started out in 2003 with 4 free business directories, providing free directory listings for small businesses that didn’t have large advertising budgets. It grew and blossomed into a full featured hosting, domain registration & website development company.
Volunteering our time and resources in the Kitchener Waterloo Community is our way of giving back, helping worthy causes is the least we can do considering how much these businesses and their staff benefit our community.
We still have the free directories and you are welcome to list your business Free.
- http://aroundstratford.com – for businesses located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
- http://aroundkw.com – for businesses located in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
- http://aroundguelph.com – for businesses located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- http://aroundont.com – for businesses located in Ontario, Canada
Companies That AKW Helps
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
We have been volunteering with the Literacy Group of Waterloo since 2002, Around Kitchener Waterloo fixes, installs and maintains more than 20 computers in two offices for The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region on a volunteer basis, we have written two Literacy Computer Courses, did a weekly computer tutoring course for students, take care of the company email, designed and redesigned their website, host their site and register their domains yearly.
The current Literacy Group website is utilizing WordPress, they are able to edit the site on demand which works very well for them.
You can view the Literacy Group of Waterloo Region’s website at http://theliteracygroup.com
Donate To The Literacy Group Through CanadaHelps.org
Waterloo Region Block Parent® Program
I meet Darren when he called to inquire about hosting prices for a not for profit website, he really wanted to make a difference in this organization and this was apparent throughout our conversation, he sent me a very impassioned email on how he wanted to make a difference in our community and how he wanted to create a safe refuge for any child in need. Around Kitchener Waterloo decided that we not only wanted to host the site free we also wanted to use this opportunity as a test case for our new Content Management System and site design.
Since 2009 we are proud website supporters of The Waterloo Region Block Parent® Program in their endeavor and wish them much success in bringing awareness and safety into our community.
You can visit the Block Parent® website at http://www.blockparents.ca
Donate To The Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Through CanadaHelps.org
Free Website Makeover 2017
Newly completed makeover of The Waterloo Region Block Parent® Program Website by Around Kitchener Waterloo.
Updating the site so that it is more professional looking and mobile friendly.
We also like startup companies, Around Kitchener Waterloo Hosts the First-Order Games Website free of charge, he developed his own site.
About First-Order Games
Previously, John worked in the Los Angeles game industry for 12 years as a Designer and Programmer with Infinty Ward, Neversoft, and other studios on major Activision franchises including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk.
Now he has made the fully committed, terrifying leap to Indie. Join John on his journey. comments, questions, shares, and support are always welcome! 🙂
Other Companies We Help Out
The Cat Hospital of Kitchener Waterloo
AKW, designed the site, hosts, edits and renews The Cat Hospital’s domain on a volunteer basis. Dr. Bonnie Worthen is one of the most selfless people I know, she rescues animals that are in bad shape from car accidents, abandonment, or just plain abuse, she gives them free medical attention and finds them a loving home.
Even when many cases seem hopeless, the determination of this women has saved animals lives and brought abused or abandoned animals a loving caring environment where they can thrive. Dr. Bonnie brings all her loving and caring qualities to her daily practice as well.
AKW Created the Alphanon Consultants website, hosts, edits and renews the domain yearly on a volunteer basis. Alphanon Consultants was established in 1994 by a group of addictions professionals to further develop the concept of treatment alternatives for people who would otherwise be left to their addictions and criminal activity.
We were of the opinion that a potential loss of human capital was increasing because of poor or tardy identification of issues that rendered the individual subject to repeated unsuccessful treatment, inconsistent employment, incarceration and the undermining of social and family fabric. Our experience as therapists, program developers in various treatment milieus and our willingness to go to the client, commends us to a large niche in both the business and private community. These individuals are corporate executives to young people beginning their careers in life.