TST embraces the Holiday Season through several opportunities to give back

Published on December 16, 2011

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology (TST) and its employees embraced one of its core tenets—total commitment to our clients, our employees, and our community—during the Holiday Season through donating their time and resources to several charitable organizations.

TST employees, affectionately dubbed “Spartans,” teamed up to provide Christmas presents for disadvantaged children through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. TST's goal of sponsoring 15 children was surpassed, thanks to the goodwill of individual Spartans, and in less than two weeks, 25 children were able to get the present at the top of their wish lists.

To build upon this generosity, TST organized a raffle for all participating Spartans, allowing winning staff members to make a donation to a charity of their choice. Through this raffle, our Spartans picked the following organizations:

  • The Global Hope Network International, which is a private, not-for-profit organization that helps impoverished women and children in some of the poorest villages in the world. Since the organization's inception, it has brought sustainable and transformation assistance to communities around the world through more than 100 programs.
  • Horton's Kids, which provides children from DC's Ward 8 with comprehensive, direct services to meet their varied academic, social, and emotional needs. Horton's Kids was recognized as a 2011 Winner of the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
  • Operation Homefront, which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and Wounded Warriors. In 2010 alone, Operation Homefront met the needs of 167,348 military families, including active duty, Guard, and Reserve members from all branches of service.

In addition to the holiday giving by Spartans through the Angel Tree Program, and the associated internal raffle, TST made a donation to Operation Smile in lieu of party favors at the company's annual holiday party. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that provides effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities, such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Through the cumulative philanthropic efforts of Thermopylae Sciences + Technology, and its team members and their families, TST was able to assist local, national, and international communities. TST takes great pride in its accomplishments, and believes its relevance as a company is defined not solely by what we produce, but who we are and what we strive to be.

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