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RGi’ers sort and pack a record 2,500 food packs for children in need

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) partnership with Food For Others and its Power Pack Program (P3) continues to grow, as a group of RGi’ers recently spent an afternoon volunteering at the organization’s warehouse in Fairfax, VA.

Our RGi volunteers helped sort, quality check and pack more than 2,500 P3 packs that will go to young students in the community who are at risk of hunger between school meals. Each P3 pack contains two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snacks, and two drinks.

Separate from this event and since 2017, RGi has donated, packed, and delivered more than 3,000 P3 packs, representing more than 4 tons of food.

“Creating an immediate impact in our community is an important part of our mission,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “I’m thrilled to continue our support of Food For Others and their role in helping students focus on their education and not their hunger.”

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Reinventing Geospatial reinvents volunteering at FACETS’ Hypothermia Prevention Centers

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) unique volunteer efforts were recently featured in an article by FACETS, a non-profit organization that helps people impacted by poverty throughout Fairfax County, VA.

For the past two years, RGi has supported the FACETS Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program, which provides shelter for those in need during winter months. Early on, the RGi team saw an opportunity to add an educational element to the program and quickly began offering shelter guests instruction in basic computer skills and resume development. RGi purchased laptops to support the effort and created a custom curriculum that RGi’s volunteers teach to shelter guests.

“I love that FACETS helps people with the immediate effects of poverty as well as working towards a long-term solution,” said Mary Carome, Software Engineer at RGi. “I hope that by coming to the Hypothermia Clinics and providing computer training and resume help we are giving our guests skills that will help them today and for the rest of their life.”

A big thanks to all the RGi volunteers who help create an Immediate Impact™ for those in need! To read the full article, view the July 2019 FACETS newsletter.