Indigo IT has proudly held an annual tradition of sponsoring a company-wide giving initiative during the holiday season, where employees are encouraged to donate to either of two selected nonprofit organizations, which the company then matches. This year, Indigo IT selected two nonprofit organizations to support: LINK Against Hunger (LINK) and Willing Warriors. Both of these charities are local to Northern Virginia; LINK being in Sterling, Virginia, and Willing Warriors in Haymarket, Virginia.
While this initiative is long-standing at Indigo IT, this year was especially significant to executive leadership in light of COVID-19. “This past year, while we always find joy in sponsoring our annual Giving Initiative, we felt a different tone when selecting this year’s supported nonprofit organizations,” said Denise Garcia Van Wyngaardt, CEO of Indigo IT. “We have so many communities and so many families who have been hit extremely hard by the continued effects of the pandemic, and we wanted to be sure that the donations our team members kindly contribute would help where it is needed most. We are continually moved every year by the generosity of our employees, and our Holiday Giving Initiative is one of the top highlights of our year.”
Indigo IT and its employees contributed a grand total of $7,520 this year to LINK and Willing Warriors.
Learn more about this year’s selected nonprofits below.
LINK provides food and financial assistance to people in need. Supported primarily by donations of food and funds, LINK is an all-volunteer organization, comprised of dedicated churches, organizations, and individuals serving the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia communities. Services from LINK include providing emergency food supplies, financial assistance, using surpluses of food from area schools, operating a mobile food pantry, and annual holiday food distributions.
Lisa Lombardozzi, President of LINK, shared this quote in response to learning about Indigo IT’s Giving Initiative: “LINK is thrilled to be named as part of Indigo IT’s Philanthropy Initiative for 2020. Knowing that Indigo IT is committed to finding the best ways to meet technology challenges, we know that the employees at Indigo will support LINK and the community as we are facing increasing challenges to provide food to families. One of the company’s’ core values is Service, and that is demonstrated by your history of giving to those in need. LINK is looking forward to a partnership with Indigo IT and making the lives of the families and individuals in our community better by a caring and compassionate organization.”
About Willing Warriors
Willing Warriors is a charitable organization offering cost-free getaways from the hospital environment where the warriors and their families can come to relax, spend quality time together, and reconnect. Their programs include more than 60 cost-free educational and recreational activities, including seminars that address the issues of dealing with PTS and TBI. The intended outcome of these retreat stays is the warrior and their family members return to the routine of rebuilding their lives feeling refreshed and inspired.
Sarah Ford, Executive Director for Willing Warriors, provided a quote in response to learning that Indigo IT would be supporting Willing Warriors: “Willing Warriors is honored to have your support. Your donation will help us continue our mission of serving our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans through our Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. By providing cost-free respite stays, our Warriors and their families enjoy much-deserved family time to reconnect and revitalize. Thank you for your commitment in honoring our Nation’s heroes and having a positive impact in their recovery.”
About Indigo IT
Indigo IT, founded in 2001, is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Minority Owned Small Business. Indigo IT is a GSA Multiple Award Schedule holder and Prime Contractor on GSA 8(a) STARS II. We are a trusted service provider to government agencies seeking innovative Cloud, Cybersecurity, Knowledge Management, and Enterprise Solutions. We know our Defense and civilian customers have critical IT infrastructures that must remain reliable, available, and maximized. We are mission focused and maintain a sense of urgency in anticipating and supporting our customers’ technology goals and objectives. Our unique ability to think beyond today allows our clients to stay ahead of their IT challenges.