“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 17, 2021 – The Figgers Foundation, has introduced a new community assistance program to provide financial grants to Floridians in need. Called the Everyday People Campaign, the Foundation will extend a helping hand anywhere to anyone in need.
The Foundation will provide small financial grants to qualified individuals or families and to community agencies that refer a needy recipient. Meant to offer a measure of temporary relief, the program is focused on supporting Floridians who experienced personal hardships or true emergencies. While the program will eventually be national in scope, applicants will be limited to Florida residents initially. The financial need could be anything from paying a utility bill to supporting a community group that helps individuals.
Applications are now being accepted through the Foundation’s website or its social media platforms. Applicants must provide sufficient documentation to demonstrate the hardship and true need for assistance. Based on the information provided, the Foundation will determine acceptance and the amount of the grant. The Foundation is also working with companies, benefactors and other community organizations to pool additional funds to support the Everyday People Campaign to provide as much financial relief as possible.
While the Foundation will make every effort to assist as many people as possible based on available resources, it cannot provide funding to all those asking for assistance. In addition, to best ensure the integrity of the program, grants will be made payable to service providers and not directly to individuals wherever possible.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Figgers Foundation has provided financial relief to minority communities throughout Florida. Much of the individual support has been provided to residents of Northern Florida who have cumulatively received nearly $90,000 to cover everyday hardships such as eviction protection, car repossession, tuition, food, household and medical supplies and even Christmas presents. In addition, the Foundation has provided 2.6 million items of personal protective equipment to front line responders, mostly at Florida-based hospitals, for Covid-19 assistance.
The Everyday People Campaign was conceived from these actions as a way for The Figgers Foundation to institutionalize a small grant program that provides immediate and impactful relief.
“We are excited to be adding another valuable assistance campaign to our diverse programs at the Figgers Foundation,” said Carolyn Newman, Executive Director of the Figgers Foundation. “All of our programs are created to change people’s lives for the better, one person at a time. While Everyday People is not intended to provide long-term, continuous relief, we’ve found that sometimes people just need some short-term help to get back on their feet after an unexpected setback.”
About the Figgers Foundation
The Figgers Foundation, a Florida-based private foundation, is dedicated to bringing awareness, promoting change and providing solutions to many real-life issues and challenges. For more information, please visit www.figgersfoundation.org.
FIGGERS COMMUNICATIONS IS OWNED, OPERATED BY 26-YEAR OLD INVENTOR AND SOFTWARE ENGINEER.
Freddie Figgers became one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company when he launched Figgers Communications.
When he was 9 years old, Freddie Figgers was given a broken computer to take apart and fix. At the age of 13, he went to work as a computer technician, network and administrator, and at 16, Freddie Figgers launched a computer repair business. The same year, Figgers Computers, Inc., was born. Now, Figgers now holds 4 patents and continues to forge ahead.
The young inventor and software engineer has developed a passion for working on electronics and a dedication to helping others by creating a series of services and products that seamlessly provide solutions for everyday needs. For instance, his Figgers F1 phone encourages safe driving by disabling incoming or outgoing texts when it detects motion over 10MPH.
“All the laws in the world can’t change human behavior, but the Figgers F1 can,” said Freddie Figgers.
Outside of Figgers Communication Freddie Figgers has even helped physicians with an invention that helps doctors monitor patients remotely. Figgers Communications offers cell phone service plans & mobile broadband plans with nationwide coverage starting at $15 per month without annual contracts. More information can be found at Figgers.com.
Details about Freddie Figgers can be found at FreddieFiggers.com.
Young African American Entrepreneur That Owns And Operates An Independent Telecommunications Company Now Holds 4 U.S. Patents
26-year old Freddie Figgers became one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company when he launched Figgers Communications.
When he was just 9 years old, Freddie was given a non-functioning computer to take apart and fix. At the age of 13, he went to work as a computer technician and network and administrator, and at 16, Freddie Figgers launched a computer repair business.
The same year, Figgers Computers, Inc., was born. He now holds 4 U.S. patents and continues to forge ahead. The young inventor and software engineer has taken a passion for working on electronics and a dedication to helping others to create a series of services and products that seamlessly provide solutions for everyday needs. For instance, his Figgers F1 phone encourages safe driving by disallowing incoming or outgoing texts when it detects motion over 10MPH.
Outside of Figgers Communications, Freddie has even helped physicians with an invention that helps doctors monitor patients remotely, and in banking with his debit card fraud protection software.
Figgers Communications offers cell phone service plans and mobile broadband plans with nationwide coverage starting at $15 per month without annual contracts.
For more details about the company, visit Figgers.com.
For more details about Freddie Figgers himself, visit FreddieFiggers.com
More and more millennials are becoming millionaires. Millennials like Freddie Figgers are realizing they can make more money as entrepreneurs than employees. The tradition of going to college and then ‘getting a “good” job’ is quickly fading away. So many people under the age of 30 are visionaries who are chasing their dreams by starting their own businesses. The innovative ideas these millennials are putting together are making them richer than they could ever become by working for someone else.
Freddie Figgers’ mother abandoned him by a dumpster as a newborn. From being abandoned he had a rash so bad, it took him 16 years to cure it. Luckily 13 days later his was adopted by a wonderful couple. His adoptive parents taught him how to believe in himself and be happy despite his traumatic experience. Figgers credits his adopted parents for helping him become the man he is today. He states “It’s amazing that you can meet people like that, and till this day, I have never met my biological parents. I have never had the interest.”
At the age of 9, his father purchased him a computer made in 1989. He broke the computer down and put it back together 6 times. At the age of 12, he became a part of Net Quincy a local technology & telecommunications organization. He did so well there he got a part-time job as a technician at the age of 16. Soon he realized that he could make more money himself.
So he opened up a computer repair shop in his backyard. On average he would have 50-60 computers a week to repair. All of this was just the sign of great things to come for Figgers.
Figgers then created a cloud database. He would go to dealerships and law firms to convert their databases to a cloud system. He attempted to go to college but quickly dropped out once he saw he could make more money without a degree. From there he created banking security applications and senior citizens monitoring devices. In 2010 he started a telecommunications company with the money he made from his software programs. Even though he was challenged by the government and the FCC, he purchased his first cell phone tower for $400,000. He now has 18 cell phone towers and provides 4G wireless service with no contract.
Figgers Communications has made over 2.2 million dollars and is projected to make way more in the trillion dollar telecommunications industry. Figgers didn’t let his unfortunate experience as a child affect his life. He also made the right decision to drop out of college and focus on his business. Will this be a new common career path for the youth of this generation? Will children grow up wanting to be an entrepreneur instead of an employee? It sounds like a good idea. If a 15-year-old can create a company and become a millionaire so can you!