February 2019 — We recently contributed to a very special Backpack Buddies program through the local charity, Services from the Heart. Clarity donated $100 per employee, along with an additional amount to round our total gift to the organization up to $3,500.
Healthy meals for children in need
Every week, Services from the Heart provides bags with healthy meals and snacks for children in need. The food packs are given to some of the students who receive free or reduced lunch at specific Anne Arundel County schools to sustain them over weekends, holidays, and during school breaks.
Food items that might be included in a bag are raisins, peanut butter, fresh fruit, breakfast bars, and shelf-stable milk.
About $300 pays for a year of food for one child. Our donation is estimated to cover more than six weeks of supplies for 655 food bags.
To have even more impact, we look forward to volunteering with Services from the Heart later this year.
Local Food Insecurity
According to Services From the Heart, there are more than 16,000 children in Anne Arundel County living with food insecurity. The Backpack Buddies program provides nutrition and comfort and also aims to reduce the impact of poverty by helping meet essential needs so that kids can learn and thrive.
From the Heart
Based in Severna Park, near our HQ, Services from the Heart is supported by many local businesses, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and private citizens. We are proud to join such groups in making a difference. The organization uses the Severna Park Community Center as a packing and storage facility. Please visit the charity’s web site to learn more about their important community work.
Inspired to Give More…
In addition to our Services from the Heart contribution, we have participated in a range of charitable golf outings, supported AFCEA Central Maryland’s scholarship fundraising, and sponsored Severna Park High School sports and its celebrated Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival, as well as a ski race with Seven Springs’ ski racing team — WPRC. TJ served on the selection committee for AFCEA’s Central Maryland STEM Kickstarter grant program.
Clarity also donated to a number of nonprofits through our employee Charitable Matching Program. The organizations that benefitted included: