At NYSTEC, community is a core value, and we’re proud to have a Community Involvement (CI) Committee that helps us achieve our goal of having a positive impact in the places we live and work.
The committee is extra busy at the end of the year, and starting in November, they worked hard to help those in need have a wonderful holiday season.
In the Capital District, NYSTEC employees helped provide a full Thanksgiving meal for the residents of the Schenectady City Mission’s Family Life Center. Meals included all the groceries and supplies needed to cook a traditional holiday meal, which allowed the adult residents to prepare a proper dinner with their children.
NYSTEC employees also donated dozens of pies to the South End Children’s Cafe. The pies were offered to all employees as a quarterly gift to share with their families during the holiday, but many decided to pass them on to the café instead.
In Rome, we delivered Thanksgiving baskets to the Rome Rescue Mission. Like the Albany baskets, those included a complete holiday meal for the families who received, including turkey, fixings, and the pies donated by our Rome-based employees.
In New York City, we supported the NY Common Pantry’s Thanksgiving Food Drive with a monetary donation. We also donated pies to the Bowery Residents’ Committee.
The good work continued into December, when our Capital District employees supported both The Frank and Rosemary Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation, based in Franklin County, and the Adopt-a-Family program run by the Schenectady County Department of Social Services/Children and Family Services. Both programs had NYSTEC teams “adopting” families to buy holiday gifts for.
In Rome, gifts were wrapped for recipients of The Holiday Giving Tree initiative, a charitable event that benefits families in need. In both instances, NYSTECers donated their time, money, and gift-wrapping skills. As always, we’re proud to see our people spreading goodwill to the communities in which they live and work.
Finally, on December 17, NYSTEC employees took part in Wreaths Across America. The Community Involvement Committee sponsored 360 wreaths via NYSTEC’s Community Involvement Fund. Wreaths were placed on veterans’ graves at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery and at St. John’s Cemetery in Rome. Started in 1992, the event’s mission is to remember fallen veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom.
If you’re a community-minded individual who wants to work at a company that reflects your values, check us out at nystec.com/join-us.