A true reflection of the culture of an organization is demonstrated by the ways in which it gives back to the community. Early, Cassidy & Schilling regards our ability to donate and perform community service as a privilege, not an obligation.
EC&S received the 2016 Montgomery Serves Business Award for our community service efforts with the Community Ministries of Rockville. The Montgomery Serves Awards honor the county’s most outstanding leaders and volunteers. Community Service is important to the employees of EC&S, and we are honored to have been recognized and receive the award. We are proud to serve our community and proud of the wonderful relationships we have formed.
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As an organization, Early, Cassidy & Schilling has served the community in many ways and constantly seeks opportunities to participate in sharing and giving back. We have a Community Service Committee, started by our employees, that meets monthly to brainstorm ideas on various ways we can get involved in the local community. Each year our employees participate in fundraising and hands on charitable activities. Community involvement is demonstrated by giving financially as well as donating time in the form of mentors, carpenters, and educators.
Below are a few activities we have been involved in:
EC&S participates in the Bears for Kids, sponsored by the local health underwriters, donating over 100 bears to Children’s Hospitals in each of the past four years. It is always fun to see the cubicles overflowing with teddy bears that will soon be brightening a child’s day!
At holiday time, we have collected toys and have had a company breakfast to celebrate the giving of these toys to Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR).
We have donated several thousand pounds of food to the Manna Food Bank of Montgomery County.
As a way of remembering our men and women in uniform, we collected several hundred phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers and Sailors program.
EC&S employees also serve as coaches for Girls on the Run. The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum for 3rd to 8th Grade girls combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. Girls on the Run of Montgomery County was honored by the Department of Economic Development as the Nonprofit of the Year 2014, and we are happy to a be a part of it!
Employees of EC&S collected clothing, blankets, food and other supplies to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. So that they could get the resources they needed as soon as possible, EC&S rented a truck then personally delivered these items to Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaways, and volunteered a few days with Occupy Sandy to further assist families with the cleanup and support needed as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
EC&S employees, family members, and business partners participate in a voluntary blood drive two times a year in support of The American Red Cross. Keep your eyes open on our events pages for upcoming blood drives, we are always in need of more donors!
In 2015 we began a partnership with Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) to assist with a number of projects providing both financial support and manpower to those in need. CMR was established in 1967 with the goal of improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable Montgomery County residents. Some of the services which they provide include: a health clinic for adults, a language outreach program, and a housing program which provides shelter for homeless men and women. They also provide assistance to the elderly and a holiday giving program. During Christmas time the EC&S team purchased gifts for children in the Rockville area that otherwise would have received nothing. We plan to make this an annual project moving forward, and at our 2015 Holiday Party we wrapped all the gifts for the families we had “adopted”. We are currently working with CMR on their men’s shelter “The Jefferson House” to do repairs and painting as well as some redecorating of the living room and other areas in the house that need renovations.