June 26, 2019 — Ashburn, VA
IBTS employees volunteered in communities across the country as part of the Organization’s third-annual companywide day of service.
IBTS employees across the country recently participated in IBTS’ third annual Locally Organized Volunteer Event (L.O.V.E.) Day on May 22. L.O.V.E. Day is an organization-wide event that provides the IBTS team with an opportunity to give back to the communities we live and work in.
This year a record number of IBTS offices participated, including IBTS’ headquarters in Ashburn, VA, and IBTS offices in Central, LA; and League City, TX, in addition to remote employees across the country. The event reinforces IBTS’ nonprofit commitment to service and strengthening communities.
“We are thrilled with our employees continued commitment to L.O.V.E. Day and dedication to bettering the communities we serve,” says IBTS CEO Ashok Goswami. “This event speaks to the heart of IBTS’ public service mission, and we’re excited to continue expanding this event and the impact it has on communities across the nation.”
IBTS employees engaged with eight different organizations and projects both on and off site.
At IBTS’ headquarters in Ashburn, VA, IBTS volunteers:
- Completed 86 blankets for Project Linus, a program that provides handmade blankets to comfort children that are dealing with a life-threatening illness or a traumatic circumstance
- Provided nearly $1,000 worth of nonperishable food items to area middle schools as part of Backpack Buddies, a program that provides weekend food for students in need, and also supplemented a hygiene supply drive at one of the schools
- Folded 3,000 ribbons for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving
- Assisted with maintenance and grounds keeping at Lift Me Up Therapeutic Riding Center
In the City of Central, LA, IBTS employees hosted a barbeque for local first responders and police. IBTS’ League City, TX, team gardened at a local park, and volunteers in North Carolina sorted, folded, and hung clothing at a local Salvation Army Store.
See photos from the event here.
IBTS is already looking forward to next year’s L.O.V.E. Day!
IBTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).