Springfield Chamber of Commerce “2004 Corporate Citizen Award”
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce awards this each year to a company that demonstrates strong involvement to better the quality of life in the Greater Springfield area. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Linda LaRoche, CSCI is committed to serving the local community and therefore is the winner of the 2004 Corporate Citizen Award.
CSCI actively participates in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica program each year and adopts less fortunate families during the Christmas season. CSCI became involved with the March of Dimes WalkAmerica in 1998. In its first year of participation, four employees contributed and raised a total of $384. What began as a small team has grown tremendously over the last six years. In 2004 the team raised an amazing $8,000 for March of Dimes. In addition, the team has grown from four to 20 employees.
CSCI does not only support March of Dimes but many local charities as well. CSCI sponsors Operation Atlas, a community outreach program that gives outpatients at Walter Reed Hospital the chance to explore and enjoy the sites and activities available in the nation’s capital while they heal from the wounds of war. CSCI donated its Washington Capitals season tickets to the recovering soldiers.
In addition, each Christmas season CSCI contributes to the local community by donating necessities, as well as aesthetic gifts to needy families in Northern Virginia. 1997 employees Lara Coffee and Steele Wetherill, established Santa’s Sac, a volunteer event that works hand–in–hand with local school officials in deciding which families are most needy according to their income, education, personal needs, and history.