What is your EQ? How aware are you of the problems that different societies and communities face on a day to day basis? Have you thought about how to help all throughout the year and to truly make a difference in a strangers life? This is an important part of who we are at Initial.IT. We feel it is important to contribute to another person’s wellbeing and to gain an understanding of their struggles, their hopes and abilities. If we can help someone get off the streets or get access to the services they need or just help them to want to get out of bed and face their day, then everything we do has a higher purpose and if we can truly begin to feel empathy, then this will have a profound impact on our lives as well. The people we help, actually end up helping us in a way that is remarkable. Every year Initial.IT focuses on 4 causes that we feel we can help to make a difference.
Below are our causes, our “why” we do what we do.
Housed Working & Healthy
This is a community business collaborative, with multiple faith based organizations involved, as well as extensive partnerships with the education / training and business community. This model is designed to help bring people to self-sufficiency – one that co-locates all 3 needed services within the same complex: housing, mental health and employment. A supportive village type model that includes all 3 services and a group meal plan. We’re even adding additional services, such as women’s medical care.
We have partnered with Housed Working & Healthy to deliver Technology and continual IT support to the program for both the administrative staff and the residents. We leveraged our relationships with DELL, Sonic Wall and Broad voice to deliver all the required technology so that the residents can gain access to job boards, resume services and many other technology based services that the average person takes for granted.
Providing basic necessities to children in foster homes and supporting the families that care for them.
We support their efforts by contributing to the program financially but more importantly, we volunteer our time by hosting a packing party at our office for our staff and their families to pack all the needed bags for the foster children.
An electronics recycling company that values a diverse work force including individuals that have intellectual/developmental disabilities and supports people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.
We believe that we have a responsibility to properly dispose of I.T. equipment. By utilizing this service exclusively for all of our clients we are able to help the environment and provide jobs for individuals that create meaning and purpose in their lives and the lives of many others in this world.
The Delores Project
Provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.
We support their efforts by contributing to the program financially but more importantly, we volunteer our time to plan, shop, prepare and serve a hot dinner to the residents.