"I'm honored to be a small part of an organization that cares deeply about serving its community."
The South Carolina Interactive team understands the importance of investing in and improving the communities where we live and work. Our work - providing eGovernment solutions to businesses and citizens is just the beginning. We are also very active with community organizations and initiatives.
Members of the SCI team joined with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered to help with a warehouse project by unloading trucks of donated furniture. They also participated in helping to build a Habitat Home for a family with 3 young children by constructing the floor structure of the house.
SCI has volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank - sorting canned goods, boxed food, toiletries, and baby supplies. We've also donated resources to provide holiday gifts for children through the SC Youth Advocacy Program. Many members of the SCI staff have completed or volunteered at local races for charity including the Lexington Race for Hunger, Color Me Rad, Heart and Sole, and Bark to the Park. Others have donated blood to the local American Red Cross blood bank.
Individuals have volunteered their time to read stories to and make crafts with underprivileged children, pass out flyers and grocery bags to collect food, and organize fundraisers for homeless and wounded veterans. In 2012, as a team, we contributed more than 100 hours to our community efforts.
"We are stongly united in our passion for volunteerism."
Our volunteer efforts provide direct help to our community and promote awareness to local individuals and organizations in need. Through our involvement, we are helping support many great organizations that offer so much more than financial assistance to our community. In addition, community involvement gives the SC.gov team a chance to build and strengthen relationships with co-workers outside of the typical work environment. The impact we have as a volunteer team brings new meaning to partnering with the state of South Carolina.
"I'm honored to be a part of an organization that cares deeply about serving its community," stated Project Manager, Lindsey Helms. "I work amongst a diverse group of people, but we are strongly united in our passion for volunteerism."
Team of the Year
In 2010, the South Carolina Interactive team was awarded the NIC Team of the Year for our team efforts to make a difference in our community.