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CentricsIT Volunteers at Girls Inc. Luncheon

ATLANTA, August 20, 2018 – CentricsIT supported the Girls Inc. Atlanta 2018 Strong, Smart, and Bold Awards Luncheon this past week. The scholarships awarded at this luncheon recognize young women whose positive attitudes are an inspiration to those around them. One winner from each category (Strong, Smart, and Bold) received an enrichment award at the lunch. In addition to the awards, the luncheon is a primary fundraising event for the organization. Silent and live auctions were held, featuring such prizes as a private in-home dining experience with an award-winning chef and more. Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta creates programs that equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. The organization’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and [...]

CentricsIT Donates Laptops to Dunta Robinson Foundation

ATLANTA, May 21, 2018–CentricsIT, a global leader in IT lifecycle management solutions, has donated more than $2,000 worth in pre-configured laptops to The Dunta Robinson Foundation’s Take the Lead program through its philanthropic program Centrics Cares. Former NFL player Dunta Robinson founded the foundation that bears his name after retiring from professional football and returning to the University of South Carolina to obtain his undergraduate degree. Between his business programs, personal business ventures, and the acquisition of his degree, Robinson’s philanthropic vision began to manifest. Robinson advocates that the earlier students are exposed to an idea, the more it will become a part of them, giving birth to the foundation’s Take the Lead program. The program shows youth how to take a business idea and bring it to life, while [...]

CentricsIT Volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

ATLANTA, February 20, 2018 – CentricsIT teamed up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help feed families in need during the holiday season. The Atlanta Community Food Bank is an organization that strives to “End Hunger and Grow Stronger.” More than 750,000 people in the Atlanta area rely on Food Banks to provide food for their families. Volunteers all over the world come together to fight the ongoing hunger that occurs within their communities. There are countless opportunities to help these families in need whether that means donating to a local food bank, sorting and packing boxes, helping at an event, or even cooking the meals that go directly to the families. With a small donation of just one dollar, the Food Bank is able to provide more than [...]

CentricsIT Partners with the Salvation Army

ATLANTA, December 12, 2017 – CentricsIT partnered with the Salvation Army to give back to children in need. The Angel Tree is an annual holiday tradition organized by the Salvation Army to bring the joy of Christmas to those have rarely experienced it. The organization partners with local volunteers to collect gifts for the families in need during the holiday season. This is the fourth consecutive year CentricsIT has displayed a Christmas Tree in its office and decorated it with around 25 “Angel Tree Tags.” These tags provide the name of a child in need, his or her age, gender, and wish list. Employees are encouraged to select a tag, and purchase an item to donate to an angel. The Salvation Army provides bins at each office where the items [...]

CentricsIT Volunteers with Junior Achievement USA

ATLANTA, October 3, 2017 – CentricsIT, a global leader in IT lifecycle management solutions, volunteered its professional experience by working with students at Junior Achievement USA. CentricsIT was on site at the Junior Achievement Chick-fil-a Foundation Discovery Center, helping 7th and 8th grade students take part in an activity that shaped their understanding of economic endeavors in our world today. “We believe that we have a responsibility to educate and foster these students’ entrepreneurial aspirations,” said Derek Odegard, CentricsIT President and CEO. “Junior Achievement provides a backbone for these children’s dreams and pushes them to strive for success.” Junior Achievement provides programs for elementary through high school students that pushes them to strive for a greater understanding of economics, business concepts, and entrepreneurship. At Junior Achievements, the goal is to [...]

CentricsIT Partners with MUST Ministries to Feed Local Students

ATLANTA, August 3, 2017 – CentricsIT connected with MUST Ministries to help enable a summer lunch program that provides lunches for kids who receive free or reduced lunches throughout the year, but might not receive regular meals outside of the school year. CentricsIT employees turned the office into a kitchen and lined the hallways with tables. They spent the entire workday making nearly 500 lunches for these children. “Working with MUST Ministries was a very rewarding opportunity for our employees,” said Patrick Kueller, Executive Vice President of Global Services. “The meals we made will have an impact on each of these children, and we are grateful for that. We hope to inspire generosity and kindness in the community through our acts of charity.” Without volunteers like CentricsIT, MUST Ministries wouldn’t [...]

CentricsIT Volunteers at the Atlanta Humane Society

ATLANTA, June 29, 2017 – CentricsIT spent its corporate service day surrounded by animals at the Atlanta Humane Society. Volunteers from every department cleaned kennels, fed the animals, and helped get them accustomed to human contact. Throughout the spring, the company also collected donations for the Atlanta Humane Society. “Its incredible to see how much the organization truly does care for every single animal that shows up at the shelter,” said Executive Vice President Jon Hans. “We loved spending our day with the Atlanta Humane Society employees and animals and look forward to hopefully helping out in the years to come.” The Atlanta Humane Society has cared for nearly 30,000 animals per year. The volunteers at the shelter are integral to the organization’s mission and are responsible for socializing with [...]

CentricsIT Donates to the 2015 Susan G. Komen 3-Day®

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day®: 3 Days. 60 Miles. To End Breast Cancer. ATLANTA, October 20, 2015 — CentricsIT offered a generous donation to the Susan G. Komen fundraiser, an annual event that raised over $2.2 million this year. In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen organization and the beginning of a global movement. Every year, CentricsIT former engineer, Arthur Drew, walks 60 miles in memory of his sister, Ruthie, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds help support research, scientific programs and community-based breast health and [...]

CentricsIT holds successful blood drive and helps save lives

CentricsIT holds successful blood drive and helps save lives Over 40 employees were signed up to donate ATLANTA, June 10, 2015– Centrics Cares, the philanthropic outlet of CentricsIT, held its first blood drive with The American Red Cross organization. A Red Cross Bloodmobile was sent onsite to the company’s facility Monday, Jun. 1 where employees were ready to give blood. The donors were eager and ready to help donate, knowing their efforts were making a huge impact. At the end of the drive, CentricsIT employees donated a grand total of 27 pints of blood, resulting in a highly successful event. "Every day someone needs blood to save his or her life," states Austin McLendon, Digital Marketing Coordinator at CentricsIT. "It took an hour out of my workday, and I walked away [...]

CentricsIT participates in 8th Annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon, and Luckie 5K

CentricsIT participates in 8th Annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon, and Luckie 5K Employees ran for a great cause with the Mark A. Jardina Foundation ATLANTA, March 25, 2015— Several CentricsIT employees participated in the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K Sunday, Mar. 23 at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Employees ran on behalf of the company’s philanthropic outlet, Centrics Cares. CentricsIT participants supported local charity the Mark A. Jardina Foundation by running as a part of that group. CentricsIT represented the foundation with 11 participants in the Luckie 5K, 3 in the half marathon, and 2 in the full marathon Sunday. The Publix Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon is an annual event in which thousands of runners participate. "The Publix Marathon was the first marathon I've ever run, and I'm [...]