IIA Tech places high value on the company’s role as a good corporate citizen and is deeply committed to supporting and interacting with the communities in which our employees live and work.
The Washington, DC and Oak Ridge offices celebrated Red Nose Day, a global charity that brings attention to childhood poverty throughout the world by having some fun and wearing a Red Nose for the day. Donations were made to local communities through programs such as the Boys & Girls Club and mobile health clinics.
In Washington, DC, IIA Tech supports the Childhelp Washington Area Chapter sponsored by City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services. Most recently, we supported the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp — a safe haven for abused, neglected and at-risk children. In support of the Holiday Sharing Program, we provided a Holiday/Christmas for children, their families, the elderly, disabled and children in foster care. The generous donations from our staff have been able to fulfill their wish lists, including clothes, shoes, books, bikes, groceries, and toys.
In Oak Ridge, TN, our corporate giving supports literacy, education and lifelong learning. We support Girls Inc, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, and fundraising for Second Harvest Food Bank and Angel Tree gift donations during the Holidays. We serve on the Literacy Committees of both Rotary International and Altrusa International and are an “Angel” supporter of their yearly joint literacy luncheon that raises $15-20M annually for literacy awareness and programs. Additionally, IIA Tech supplied dictionaries to every third-grade student across Scott County, a socioeconomically challenged community in Tennessee. This gives these underprivileged children the opportunity to possess something valuable and to have as their own, a solid foundation for reading and writing and a key to expanding their imagination and creativity for years to come.
IIA Tech is a member of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), an organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions by encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies, and unique facilities found in that region. IIA Tech has also been a proud corporate supporter of the United Way of Anderson County, Tennessee, the Secret City Festival, and Secret City Half Marathon/5k. Our employees volunteer regularly for Road Clean-ups, have participated in the Dragon Boat races and volunteer their time in mentoring others.
The Morgantown, WV office partners with United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties by serving on the United Way’s Board of Directors and having employees who serve on community impact/citizens review committees. We also participate in their annual community campaign. Employees can contribute semi-monthly through payroll deductions. We set a goal and give a corporate contribution based upon employee participation. We have been supporting the United Way for 12 years. Most recently, the Morgantown, WV office was awarded the Community Investment Leader award for 2021.
The Morgantown, WV office hosts an Earth Day Celebration annually in WV with fourth grade students at Eastwood Elementary, Monongalia County’s first “green school.” In addition, we began partnering with Barrackville School in Marion County in 2019. For this celebration, students make designs about “What Earth Day Means to Me.” Employees vote on the artwork and the winner is printed on a T-shirt that is given to their classmates, teachers, and others within the community. This event is a way to keep the younger generation engaged in the concepts of energy consumption and conservation.