HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 16, 2020 - To celebrate the holidays, Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, continued many company volunteering and giving traditions during a challenging year. In light of the highs and lows of 2020, extra holiday cheer felt imperative. Let's take a look at how our team members celebrated safely within our communities.
Dynetics wanted to make a greater community impact to finish-out a year affecting so many. As part of "The Twelve Days of Dynetics," employees chose five charities to support. Each charity received a $10,000 gift totaling $50,000. The 5 organizations selected include:
· CASA of Madison County, or the Care Assurance System for Aging and Homebound, an organization enabling the aging and homebound to live at home independently, safely and with dignity.
· Kids to Love, a group that has touched the lives of over 250,000 foster children since its incorporation in 2004.
· Make-a-Wish Alabama, a chapter of the non-profit that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.
· National Alliance on Mental Illness - North Alabama, a local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illnesses, including their families.
· Still Serving Veterans, a team that serves and honors veterans and their families by making connections that lead to fulfilling careers, benefits and services.
Representatives from each organizations came together for a socially-distanced check presentation outside the Dynetics Corporate Headquarters in Cummings Research Park today, Dec. 15. On-site to present the checks was Dynetics Group President, Dave King.
Dynetics employees commenced the holiday season by celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Leadership encouraged employees to give back by donating $20 in 2020 or volunteering their time to a charity of their choice, or in support of Dynetics' five philanthropic priority areas. These five priorities include women and children, healthy families, veteran and military, quality of life and educational institutions. As of Dec. 15, employees alone donated over $11,700 dollars and volunteered over 860 hours for the Giving Tuesday campaign.
Galaxy of Lights
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Dynetics employees came together, socially-distanced, to support a long-time partner, the Huntsville Botanical Garden, at their 25th Galaxy of Lights anniversary. Team members served as admission workers, traffic controllers, credit card handlers and assisted in various other roles.
Toys for Tots
For many years, Dynetics has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program to share the magic of Christmas with others who may not be so fortunate. This year, the Dynetics family collected more than 500 toys for children in need in Madison County by safely donating to boxes placed around campus.
Twelve Days of Dynetics
In order to celebrate with safety in mind, leadership encouraged team members to come together during, "The Twelve Days of Dynetics." The virtual celebration includes sharing holiday recipes, family traditions, fun activities for the whole family, as well as resources for wellness and mental health.
"Our team strives to support important causes in our community every day, and gives back even more earnestly during the holidays," said Dave King, Dynetics group president. "While we haven't been able to gather for volunteering as we typically do, I'm proud that our group has rallied together to give in multiple ways this year."
For more information on Dynetics' community relations and giving, please visit the Corporate Responsibility page.
Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT solutions to the national security, cybersecurity, space, and critical infrastructure sectors. Our portfolio features highly specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including components, subsystems, and complex end-to-end systems. The company of more than 2,500 employees is based in Huntsville, Ala., and has offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.dynetics.com.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com