This holiday season, many local communities and businesses are in need of help more than ever. Integral Consulting, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, is donating $8,000 to a variety of nonprofit organizations across the country, based on staff recommendations.
From fighting poverty in New York, to battling COVID-19, to providing scholarships for women and at-risk youth, all programs highlight the passion and giving of our employees and reflect Integral’s values.
For the past 10 years, Contracts and Risk Manager Craig McDaniel has supported BlueStar Recyclers—an organization whose mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. BlueStar provides job training and employment to a segment of our population that is 80 percent unemployed, recycling electronics which are typically only 20 percent recycled. BlueStar Recyclers meets the highest environmental standards in the industry and is a certified e-Stewards® recycler. Learn more about BlueStar Recyclers.
Toxicologist Christina Ross volunteers for Community Food Share, a Colorado nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide food to those in need in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Since the onset of the pandemic in March, the food bank has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food each month—the highest monthly totals since the organization opened almost 40 years ago. The food bank expects a 35 percent increase in demand for food for months to come. Learn more about Community Food Share.
Integral is also donating to the following nonprofit groups:
Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development. Scientist Katelynn Shields recommended donating to WINS.
The Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center, recommended by Scientist Stefan Wodzicki, provides boating education, opportunities, and scholarships for children and at-risk youth in Washington.
Robin Hood, supported by Principal Keith Brodock, is dedicated to fighting poverty in New York City. This organization partners with more than 250 nonprofits to support food, housing, education, legal services, workforce development, and more to New Yorkers living in poverty across all five boroughs.
The CDC Foundation supports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s health protective work, particularly in battling COVID-19. Integral’s Katelynn Shields helped organize a 7 days of wellness event that encouraged staff to snap photos of themselves engaging in physical activity and share them on an internal portal. The firm then donated $25 per employee to help support the fight against Coronavirus. Through this effort, $1,500 was donated to the CDC Foundation.
To learn more about Integral’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, contact Marcia Greenblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.