The NYSTEC Community Involvement Committee (CIC) has identified the Elementary School in Camden, NY as a local district that could use assistance for classroom supplies. The annual CIC Back-to-School initiative awarded Camden Elementary $800 to purchase much needed classroom staples, including colored markers and mini whiteboards for interactive student learning activities.
An article describing NYSTEC’s contribution to the school district was featured in the Camden Central School newsletter as well as the Camden paper. NYSTEC is proud to support our local public-school teachers and students, and we actively encourage participation in activities and initiatives that support the betterment of our local communities.
NYSTEC’s Community Involvement team was very active in its efforts to support the battle against breast cancer, holding two Think Pink! virtual events one week apart in October. A silent auction to celebrate the cause was held on October 21st, where participants received a sneak peek at the auction items and learned how to place a bid. A second Think Pink! event was held October 28th announcing the winners of the silent auction, again celebrating those battling breast cancer, and honoring survivors and their families.
The events included a personal touch and showcased those at NYSTEC who have had breast cancer touch their lives posting a picture and/or a note about their loved one, or themselves, on the NYSTEC SharePoint “Tie a Pink Ribbon” page.
All NYSTEC donations at these events went to To Life!, a non-profit organization providing free-of-charge breast cancer education and support services (including support groups, mentoring, a boutique, family services, and wellness classes). Their outreach extends to women and families facing breast cancer, and to any person who is concerned about this disease. To Life! is a local organization serving many of the communities NYSTECers live and work in throughout the 10 counties surrounding the Greater Capital Region of New York.
Total contribution from the two events to date is $5,027, which NYSTEC will be matching.