Access Intelligence has always been active in giving back to our local communities. Whether it involves feeding the hungry, visiting hospitalized children, supporting our troops around the world, helping out after natural disasters, or donating gifts to the needy at Holiday time, our teams tirelessly and generously give their time and resources to help our those in need. Below are just a few examples of instances when we were lucky enough to have the privilege of Giving Back:
The Rockville accounting department volunteered at Montgomery Station working in the kitchen preparing lasagna, green beans, fruit salad and brownies. Montgomery Station is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation program that provides comprehensive services to adults living with serious mental illnesses to help each individual reach their full potential and achieve their goals.
In an effort to help out a worthy cause in a more active way, our Rockville office partnered with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) to stuff holiday stockings with needed items and goodies to donate to the homeless families residing in their shelters.
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with 200 food banks including the Atlanta Community Food Bank & 60,000 food pantries & meal programs. A portion of The Social Shake-Up Show ticket sales will go to Feeding America. You can learn more about this incredible organization and how you can help by visiting www.feedingamerica.org.
Houston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that works with other local charities to provide food packages and Sunday lunch to individuals and families who live below the poverty line. AI’s Houston office participated in a charity drive to benefit the cause.
The New York and Norwalk offices contributed to a World Vision USA volunteer relief effort to help those who have suffered hardship during a time of a natural catastrophe (like Hurricane Sandy or the 2013 Oklahoma tornado). Together, they packaged WorldVision hygiene kits for those who have been/might be afflicted in a time of need.
Our NY and CT employees assisted The Pajama Program – Official provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Employees brought a pajama or book for a child as a donation.
Donations were offered to Second Chance Wildlife Center, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Spring is an especially busy time of year, as there is an influx of baby animals that end up hurt or abandoned, and in need of care.
The Rockville office participated in the 5K Oktoberfest Run to benefit the German International School, Washington D.C.
Rockville did a supply drive to benefit Mutts Matter Rescue and Animal Welfare League.
Rockville employees participated in a bake sale to benefit Children’s National Medical Center.
Book drive to benefit the PKD Foundation. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease causing uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidney eventually leading to kidney failure.
Our annual food drive to support Manna Food Center, which helps provide healthy food options in the community.
Our Rockville office partnered with the Montgomery County Guardianship Gift Program, providing gifts to less fortunate elderly and disabled individuals in our community.
Rockville did a school supply drive for several years to benefit Linkages to Learning.
From November to Mid-December, our Houston office collected tons of toys for the Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus. Recently, they were able to spend some time with the children, deliver toys, and spread some Holiday Cheer!
The Norwalk office gathered to create care packages for troops overseas for Support Our Troops.
Chemical Engineering Magazine has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time students at one of six eligible four-year institutions.
Every two years, Chemical Engineering honors an innovative technology that has been commercialized with the Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award.