At Engineered Software we believe that serving our
communities is not only essential to running a
successful business, it is part of our individual
obligation as citizens of the world. ESI encourages
positive citizenship by presenting philanthropic
opportunities to our employees and supporting
organizations that foster meaningful opportunities for
civic engagement. We also serve our local communities by
contributing to immediate and long-term relief efforts
to help victims of natural disasters and unforeseen
ESI acknowledges that our actions shape our reputation,
and we encourage everyone in the organization to play an
active role in their community by donating their time,
talent, or money. ESI often supports them by matching
individual monetary contributions and allotting
specified amounts of paid time for volunteer efforts.
Engineered Software annually participates in giving to
the United Way of Thurston County and has done so for
over 10 years. Each year a new leader is selected to
spearhead the efforts of the campaign. Whatever ESI
employees contribute, the company matches
dollar-for-dollar. In 2002 and again in 2006, Engineered
Software, Inc. was named "Organization of the Year" by
the United Way of Thurston County.
||"What I really enjoy about being involved in
United Way is actually seeing the wide variety
of agencies that the United Way supports in the
community," said Carolyn Popp, President and
Chief Technical Officer, "giving back to the
community is everyone's responsibility."
For more information about the United Way, visit
|Approximately once a
month the Puget Sound Blood Mobile comes to
Engineered Software and many of our employees
donate a little of their time and a little of
their claret to help save lives. As many as
three lives can be saved for just one donation
and an individual can safely give blood up to
five times in a single year!
To learn more about the Puget Sound Blood
Center, go to
http://www.psbc.org/home/ on the web.
||Employees at Engineered Software, Inc. have made their haircuts count. Both men and women from the ESI team have contributed to the non-profit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from many different diagnoses. It's a simple contribution that benefits the donor as much as the recipient.
"If I can't get a decent cut, I may as well just grow it out and give it away! Plus I haven't been a long haired freak in a while..."said Noah Roberts, Software Engineer at Engineered Software, Inc.
To learn how to help children through Locks of Love
Engineered Software pets are not to be outdone! ESI's
four-legged team members volunteer their time at local
senior centers and in the local STARS & Respite Care
Program. Stella is a registered therapy dog since 2002
and shares her time making new friends at the STARS
program at the Olympia Senior Center.
"You would have to know her to know how perfect her
personality is for therapy dog work. She is very careful
and attentive, and always seems to know when someone
needs a little extra love," said
Shannon Steketee, Stella's owner and Project
Manager for PUMP-FLO Solutions."If someone was
having a bad day, sitting for a few minutes
petting her seemed to really make a difference."
For more information on the non-profit organization,
Therapy Dogs, International, Inc. visit their website
Recently our area was hit hard by the December 2nd, 2007
storms. As a reaction to the many people who were
without power and were flooded out of their homes,
employees at Engineered Software donated a bed and gift
cards for groceries. Still another employee aided in the
efforts to collect blankets for young children who were
left homeless by the storm. Collecting enough to cover
all the children in the Lewis County area and were able
to donate the surplus to a couple of surrounding
retirement centers. These donations were from many of
our own employees that had experienced storm damage
themselves but wanted to help those who lost everything.
Engineered Software also regularly gives to the Boy
Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston
County, Intercommunity Mercy Housing, Multiple Sclerosis
Society Greater Washington Chapter, the Providence St.
Peter Hospital Foundation, SafePlace Olympia, the
Salvation Army, the Special Olympics, and Young Life of