Avascent Commemorates its Founders Day with Day of Service
Avascent’s Charity Committee continues to come up with creative ways to support local charities despite the constraints of the pandemic, and this year’s Founders Day of Service was no exception. Each year Avascent commemorates the anniversary of its founding with charitable activities and the team were committed to doing the same this year despite limits on in-person activities.
Focusing on the issues of Youth Mentorship & Career Support, Food & Shelter Insecurity, Racial Equity, Mental Health Suicide & Prevention, and the collection of essential items for those in need, Avascent team members donated their time and resources.
The team collected and donated essential items to Thrive DC, including SmarTrip travel cards, underwear, socks and other critically needed items. Thrive DC started in 1979 as the Dinner Program for Homeless Women (DPHW). It has since evolved into an organization that strives to prevent and end homelessness for both men, women, and children.
In addition, Avascent continues its partnership with Service Never Sleeps, and provided full day consulting engagements to DC-based non-profits. This included kicking off a six-month consulting engagement with Our Minds Matter, a DC organization that works on youth mental health and teen suicide prevention. Team members also took part in a one-day strategic assignment for Local Motion Project, which aims use the medium of dance to share stories, bring communities together, and create spaces for multiple perspectives to be heard and seen.
Avascent continues to be honored and proud to support the work of these and other great organizations, both during its various service days and through its on-going charity efforts throughout the year.
Avascent team members also celebrated Avascent’s Founders Day by coming together and taking part in virtual cooking classes, a MasterChef challenge and Lego building competition.