At Vitalyst, we are committed to improving the communities in which we work and live. That’s why our employees are out making a difference—and having fun doing so. Whether we’re wading through a muddy obstacle course to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or volunteering at local food banks, we are proud of the comradery and spirit our employees display when asked to volunteer their time.
Out and About
Throughout the year, Vitalyst employees donate their time to help local food banks. We contribute to food drives, and help stock shelves and sort food donations. We provide these services by teaming up with Philabundance in Philadelphia and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland.
Vitalyst employees have also worked with local nonprofits to share their technology expertise. In the past, we have teamed up with IT Works, a nonprofit that provides free IT training to young adults in Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE. For the partnership, we hired IT Works students as interns, and paired them with volunteer mentors, who also led workshops and spoke at lunch sessions.
We have also hosted workshops for middle-school girls and provided volunteers for other technology-focused initiatives in conjunction with the Philadelphia-based TechGirlz organization.
In early November 2017, employees from our Ohio team volunteered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, where they helped sort 7,000 pounds of food for people in need.
In June of this year, our Pennsylvania employees volunteered at Philabundance. A team of 25 sorted and packed 6,000 pounds of meat and other frozen and prepared foods in less than two hours.
These efforts are part of a Vitalyst tradition—in previous years, our employees have volunteered their time to help out at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Philabundance, and have organized food drives to benefit people in need in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Other volunteer efforts include:
- Competing in the Warrior Dash, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, August 2015
- Leading a TechShopz in a Box session with TechGirlz, February 2015