At Capitol Concierge, SERVICE extends beyond our valued clients to numerous good causes and those less fortunate in our communities.
Throughout November and December, along with the multitudes of canned food, clothes, and toy drives organized by Capitol concierges and held at our properties, the corporate office sponsors children through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Everyone in the office, along with many concierges comes together to help make Christmas a much more enjoyable holiday for local families in need.
Capitol Cares has adopted several other causes as well: the corporate office comes together with their families to volunteer at the DC Food Bank in April; volunteers annually participate in service with the Duckworth School in May; and Capitol Concierge staff form a team for the National AIDS Walk. The company also sponsors a team for the National Race to End Women's Cancer each November.
Beyond their service efforts as part of the Capitol Concierge team, many of our employees have a strong personal commitment to community service as evidenced by the estimated 3,850 hours of civic involvement they reported for 2011. Our employees donated hours to the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, political campaigns, Neighborhood Watch programs, Duckworth School Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, United Way, Homeless Walk, Volunteer Firefighting, SOME, Oxon Hill High School Wrestling Team, Girl Scouts of America and Mental Health Core Agency.
As well as donating time and goods, many Capitol Concierges have participated in fundraising initiatives for a variety of charities, both personally and professionally. In 2011, our desks raised funds for the American Diabetes Association and for the American Cancer Society. In addition to those efforts, our concierges personally made donations to and/or raised funds for Autism Speaks, Volunteer Firefighters, Breast Cancer Awareness, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and a women’s shelter.
At Capitol Concierge, SERVICE extends beyond the company’s valued clients to numerous good causes and those less fortunate in our communities. Setting the standard, Lynda’s extensive community service and civic involvement includes Second Chance, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, AOBA, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, American Red Cross, Prince George’s Scholarship Program, Duckworth School, Entrepreneur Organization and St. James’ Vestry and Thrift Shop Board. As one of the first 200 pledge companies to the national Billion + Change Campaign, Capitol Concierge has committed to provide 4,000 hours of pro bono leadership skills service to nonprofits in our community in 2013.
“Philanthropy is an important part of who we are and what we do," Lynda explains. "Each quarter we participate in SERVICE for others, which helps improve our communities and strengthen our organization through teamwork, for the greater good.”