CNSI was recently highlighted by the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County for its employee volunteer initiative. The organization’s post included photos and descriptions of three recent CNSI volunteer events in and around Maryland: Miriam’s Kitchen Dinner volunteering, Family Market Day and most recently, CNSI Day 2015.
The reach of CNSI Day was by no means limited to Maryland, however. Its offices around the globe celebrated by giving back, centered on the theme “#iCare2015.”
Technically, the day started (by time zone) at its office in Chennai, India, where employees created a fundraising event to benefit Goodlife Centre, an orphanage and old-age home in Tambaram, Chennai. Employees celebrated the event with Mr. Bhaskaran, the founder of Goodlife Centre and six of the Centre’s children. The evening included light music, games, dance performances, and high tea for the employees and guests.
Meanwhile, stateside, the New Mexico CNSI team celebrated CNSI Day at the Albuquerque BioPark and Aquarium. They collected approximately $500 worth of food and donated a refurbished laptop to the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen, which feeds 70-100 people five days a week. The CNSI donation efforts went beyond CNSI when Jacobs FNS, a CNSI federal subcontractor in Los Alamos was inspired to donate $1000 worth of food to help fight hunger. This incredible Family Day was inspiring for all in attendance and happily overwhelmed the all-volunteer soup kitchen staff.
In Salt Lake City, Utah CNSI employees held a very successful donation drive to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. The Utah Fisher House very much welcomed the generous outpouring of support from the CNSI, which will provide several months of support towards families of U.S. military members staying at the house in the coming weeks and months.
The Midwest Team in Lansing, Michigan collected more than $10,000 in donations for three local charities including the Greater Lansing Food Bank, the Capital Area Reading Coalition and the Autism Alliance of Michigan. They also collected a 158 books for children. Olympia, Washington got in on the action when the CNSI team donated 100 books to The Children’s Reading Foundation (CRF) of South Sound, and collected enough cash for the CRF to buy another 200 books.
All of which brings us back to the Maryland headquarters, where employees and their family members celebrated the day at Smokey Glen Farm. Together, 150 children’s books were collected for Child Welfare Services, 892 pounds of food for Manna Food Center and more than 100 cards for sick children were made by children of CNSI employees for The Children’s Inn of NIH.
What do you think we should do next year for CNSI Day? Do you have an idea for a charity or organization we should support? Tweet your ideas @CNSICorp and include the hashtag #iCare2015.