iSoftStone was presented an Award of Generosity in appreciation of their ongoing support for the children of Hand in Hand Kids. The Award of Generosity demonstrates iSoftStone’s deep understanding of local issues and the team’s exemplary commitment to making an impact in the community. For the past two years iSoftStone has partnered with the Make a Change Foundation (MAC) and several other local businesses and leaders to help provide for the financial and supplemental needs of the children at Hand in Hand. Most recently, iSoftStone helped raised over $11,000 during the holiday season to help fund the purchase of gifts, clothing, and basic necessities for 100 children in the Snohomish area and provided 14 students with laptops.
The heart of Hand in Hand’s mission is to address the gaps in how children are received into the foster care system. On any given day there are more than 10,000 children within the Washington State foster care system. There is a gap between when a child is taken from their current home situation and placed into a safe foster home. That in-between time is where Hand in Hand works to provide a short term shelter where children can feel safe, warm, and cared for during this difficult transition. Hand in Hand works to address the immediate physical and emotional needs while also seeking to ensure all children are placed in the best home possible.
“iSoftStone is dedicated to partnering with organizations like Hand in Hand to support those in need, especially those in our own backyards” said Glenn Bowers President of iSoftStone North America. “Whether we’re donating shoes for kids heading back to school, buying presents and clothes over the holiday season, or sponsoring an after-school program or sports team, we’re committed to making a much larger impact in the life of a child”.
“I’ve had the opportunity to help foster and grow iSoftStone’s partnership with Hand in Hand over the years,” said Project Manager Aurora Paulozzo. “As someone who has been involved in the preparations, planning, and execution of numerous fundraising campaigns, I’ll tell you it’s never easy. The ultimate reward comes from knowing that the art kit I’m buying, or the shoes I picked out are going to go to a child who would otherwise never received one, and to me that’s priceless”.