Socially Distanced. Virtually Connected.
Corporate social responsibility remains an important part of our culture. As such, we continue to focus efforts around supporting the communities in which we live and work.
Jointly founded and run by volunteers from within ePlus and Cisco, GRIT exists for the sole purpose of introducing diverse groups of middle school girls to technology-focused career possibilities by promoting education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Our GRIT initiative expanded into six middle schools across California, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Virginia, increasing the number of girls who benefited from the education and development it provides. When COVID-19 threw a wrench into our plans because of school closures and social distancing orders, our program moved virtual – using video conference technology to conduct meetings that got the girls together with each other and their mentors.
We proudly support Be The Match. A long-term customer of ePlus, Be The Match saves lives by matching bone marrow donors with people suffering from blood cancers who are in need of transplants. Through ePlus fundraising events and sponsorship of the Be The Match Annual Gala, donations also support logistics, such as transportation of people and bone marrow, to and from hospitals.
Destination: Home focused on assisting our homeless neighbors and those at greatest risk of losing their homes as a result of the pandemic. ePlus and its employees contributed $50,000 toward the organization’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance Relief Fund to help families pay for rent or other basic needs as well as Emergency Grants and supplies provided to Non-Profits Serving Homeless Individuals with showers, sanitation services and more.
Covenant House serves young people across the US, Canada and Latin America experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, food, GED training, job readiness, mental health services, on-site medical visits and more. ePlus and its employees donated $50,000 in support of the programs providing shelter for homeless youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Healthy Dose of Gratitude The doctors, nurses and support staff working in healthcare positions are always heroes, in our eyes. But this year, the challenges they faced set them apart and put their lives in jeopardy. Working with our partner community, we were able to provide hundreds of on-site meals to some of the Healthcare Heroes working in different facilities across the US. We continue to send them our respect and gratitude for all they are doing and have done to help us overcome this unprecedented situation.