Each year, RightStar supports a wide variety of civic, community, and charitable organizations. These organizations are active in the areas of health, medicine, military, cancer, families, friends, faith, history, music, children, disaster relief, and others.
RightStar gives its support with direct donations of cash, matching gifts that employees make, and donating time. Dick Stark, RightStar’s President and CEO, is actively involved with many of the charities and encourages everyone at RightStar to be involved in civic or charitable work. Employees are given recognition for their individual donations and volunteer work within the company.
RightStar’s PTO and VTO policies clearly illustrate our commitment to charitable and civic work and give employees encouragement and opportunities to get involved. Since implementing the PTO and VTO policies in 2010, RightStar is proud to say that employees have begun taking opportunities to utilize them. Employees have converted their PTO to charitable donations. VTO was used toward helping with such activities as a volunteer fire department fund raiser; computer training at Cornwall Community Hospice; and Operation Comfort at the Ft. Sam Houston Charity Golf tournament.
In 2011, RightStar instituted an annual company-wide Volunteer Day. RightStar staff across the United States put their time and hearts into helping those in need in their respective communities.
Here are some of the not-for-profit groups where RightStar has provided volunteer services:
The Capital Area Food Bank Washington, DC
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, public non-profit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
Hope’s Treasures Thrift Shop Leesburg, VA
Provides emergency and transitional housing to the homeless as well as outreach services assist those in need to become self-sufficient.
The House Washington, DC
Provides assistance to inner city youth and their families.
“It’s meant to be an urban oasis where teens get encouragement, praise, and the kind of stable relationships with adults that are often missing in their lives.” Washington Post.
Laureate Academy Dallas, TX
Conducts book drives to assist youth as they learn to read. Reading programs include those for children with dyslexia and other learning challenges.
A New Hope Center Owego, NY
A New Hope Center offers comprehensive services to victims of crime, including those suffering domestic violence, rape, and child abuse
Project My Voice Red Bank, NJ
Their mission is to address the root causes of juvenile delinquency by reconnecting young adults with themselves and their communities through non-denominational pastoral counseling, creative art therapy, and community service.
Here are some additional organizations that RightStar supported in 2010 and 2011:
United Service Organization (USO) First Annual Golf Tournament. RightStar hosted the first annual RightStar/BMC Golf Tournament at Westwood Country Club to raise money for the USO. The USO, a congressionally chartered, private, non-profit organization, delivers its programs and services at more than 130 locations around the world.
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center. The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment that keeps patients close to friends and family. The center blends state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment, with compassionate and knowledgeable care – all in one comprehensive facility.
Community Coalition for Haiti. The Community Coalition for Haiti is a Vienna, Virginia based interdenominational volunteer organization devoted to serving with the people of Haiti and surrounding areas to promote physical, educational, and economic development and faith in Jesus Christ. RightStar matched the donations made by employees.
Almost every year for the past 20 years Dick Stark runs in the Cherry Blossom 10 miler held in Washington DC in early April. This year he ran for the Children’s Miracle Network. This charitable network treats children needing heart or lung transplants, as well as children with Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Pediatric AIDS.
This past year RightStar also donated to: