Corporate social responsibility is part of the fabric of iPower's business and culture. We believe it is important to give back to our community and encourage our staff to make an impact not only at work but also in the lives of others.
Food for Neighbors
The iPower team is proud to provide ongoing support to Food For Neighbors and organized a company-wide food drive as part of our 20th anniversary.
Food For Neighbors is a non-profit organization helping to feed students who struggle with hunger after school, on weekends, and during school holidays. They provide local middle and high schools with individual meals and snack items to distribute during these times when students might otherwise go hungry. They connect with their social workers and help the schools set up a weekend snack program to distribute the food.
Food for Neighbors relies on community support and in-kind donations from individuals, area businesses, local churches, and stores. They distribute Red Food Bags with a list of items needed and then collect the bags bimonthly on a Saturday.
The program began in Herndon where the local community has quickly responded to the need for food at our middle and high schools. Now students are benefitting weekly from the consistent and reliable source of donated food. Neighboring schools have heard about the organization and are now asking if they can bring our program to their middle and high schools.
Food for neighbors is excited to expand into other schools in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties! The goal is to end hunger for middle and high school students who live with food-insecurity.
There are now more than 650 kids receiving weekly food support at 8 local schools!
iPower LLC's staff has been involved with making bagged lunches for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS).
The Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS) is a 70-bed residential shelter located in Leesburg, Virginia that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. The organization is dedicated to helping temporary residents overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.
iPower is pleased to support the Erin Peterson Fund, and participated in their annual golf tournament at Westfields Golf Club.
About the Erin Peterson Fund: On April 16, 2007 on the Virginia Tech campus, Erin Peterson became one of the victims of the worst college shooting in history. Her's was a life that ended too soon. Erin was majoring in International Studies because she wanted to learn about other cultures, help the less fortunate around the world and be a force in bringing people together. She believed that a good education was the way to accomplish her goals.
With a big smile, Erin invited everyone into her circle of trust. She was a mentor, friend, opinionated debater, trusted confidant, gentle leader, powerful competitor, cool Christian and wonderful daughter. Because Erin seemed to bless everyone she touched, her legacy inspires all who knew her to live their lives to the fullest. The Erin Peterson Fund was formed May 9, 2007. Through the Erin Peterson Fund, we will ensure that her commitment to achieving excellence through education, helping the victimized, and being true to one's self never dies. Through generous donations and fundraisers, scholarships will be awarded to graduates who exemplify a love of life, dedication to learning, commitment to community, and strong leadership abilities.
iPower's Senior Management is proud to support Kate's Cause.
Kate's Cause was formed after Lindsay and Mike Rhoades' beautiful daughter passed away from childhood cancer at the tender age of four. After she passed, her family promised that her death would not be in vain and launched Kate's Cause in her honor and memory to accomplish three goals:
Raise Awareness. Currently, the federally funded National Cancer Institute (NCI) only allocates 4% of its annual budget to research for childhood cancers. Small organizations such as ours cannot do it alone. We NEED the government to help make our children a national priority and provide MORE THAN FOUR!
Raise Funds for Research. We want to support the most promising prospects in pediatric oncology research: for better and less toxic treatments for the kids in treatment today and for the kids who will be diagnosed tomorrow.
Give Back to the Pediatric Community. We want to support the pediatric cancer community that so wholeheartedly embraced us through various donations, drives and activities for Kate's beloved clinic, The Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and her treatment hospital, Inova Children's Hospital.