HERNDON, VA, December 14, 2016 – Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions help companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare mitigate risk and solve their identity and access challenges, today announced the results of its recent corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. The company has focused its CSR-related activities during the second half of 2016 on improving the lives of local underserved children.
Specifically, the company and its employees have participated in a pair of important campaigns:
- Collect for Kids – Administered by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), “Collect for Kids” helps ensure students in FCPS start the school year with the necessary supplies. More than 50,000 FCPS students are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, meaning their families likely struggle with the expense of school supplies and backpacks. Exostar donated more than 800 items, part of an effort that allowed over 36,000 kids throughout the county to receive the materials they need to be ready to learn.
- Toys for Tots – The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them to less fortunate children so they can experience the joy of the holiday season. Over the past quarter century, the program has given over 500 million toys to nearly 250 million children. This year, Exostar collected hundreds of toys to be shared with kids in the Herndon community.
“We live and work in one of the wealthiest regions in the country. It’s easy to forget that many families right here in the DC area can’t always make ends meet,” said Venencia Magnusen, Exostar’s Human Resources Director. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business leaders. The generous contributions of our employees help provide the resources local children need to reach their full potential.”
Earlier this year, Exostar was named a finalist for the SmartCEO Cornerstone Award. The company was honored for making a meaningful and lasting impact on the local community through philanthropic initiatives.