ISS Donates to Children's Literacy Center
ISS donated to the Children's Literacy Center to support expansion of the Fountain–Fort Carson tutoring site. This site provides literacy services to military families at Fort Carson as well as other students in the school district. The Children's Literacy Center builds a life of success for children through a foundation of literacy by providing free one-to-one tutoring for children reading below grade level. There are presently nearly 50 sites in Colorado serving more than 1,200 students.
ISS Makes Christmas Special for 120 local children
ISS employees supported 120 kids, ages 1 month to 18 year old. Employees selected tags from Christmas trees, each with a unique child identifying their wishes for Christmas presents. Gifts ranged from electronics to clothing and games.
ISS Supports Boy Scout Troup
ISS partnered with the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) PARSA organization in sponsoring a Boy Scout Troop at the Tai Maskan orphanage in an effort to support community outreach and provide positive opportunities to the children of Afghanistan. Along with the dedicated volunteer support of ISS employees, ISS is contributing funds to provide uniforms, books, transportation badges and other materials.
ISS Helps Local Elementary School to Start the Year Off Right
ISS believes that every child should have the opportunity to succeed. To provide a great start to the 2011-2012 school year, ISS sponsored a school supply drive to benefit the kids at Stratmoor Hills Elementary. ISS contributed over 30 backpacks and employees collected several hundred pounds of supplies. The donations were much appreciated by the Stratmoor Hills Elementary staff as many parents request assistance in providing their children with much needed supplies.
ISS 2011 Summer Food Drive a Great Success!
In July, ISS sponsored a food drive for the Southern Colorado Care and Share Food Bank in support of the Campaign End Summer Hunger. ISS employees illustrated their generosity and commitment to the community by donating over 3,756 pounds of non-perishable food! ISS donated $1 for every pound of food collected, making the financial contribution $3,756.
The ISS food drive was even more critical this year because of the greater need in the community for food bank services. Economic factors have resulted in shortfalls in food donations and a sharp rise in demand. The need is even greater in the summer as 25% of area children rely on reduced/free lunches at school for basic daily nutrition and must go without over the summer.