National IT and Engineering services firm donates time and holiday gifts to benefit underprivileged families in South Florida
Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – SkillStorm, a national IT and Engineering services and consulting firm, partnered with the Salvation Army of Broward County Angel Tree Program to provide gifts to children in need in the South Florida area. SkillStorm staff members were assigned nearly two dozen families for whom to purchase toys and other gifts. The company also volunteered at the Salvation Army Angel Tree distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 17th, assisting hundreds of local families with their holiday packages.
“The Angel Tree program was a great opportunity for our company to give back for the holidays. We are always looking for opportunities to make a difference in the communities that have given us so much. We’re so proud to be able to support the mission of the Salvation Army and to help brighten this holiday season for thousands of kids right in our backyard,” said SkillStorm CEO Vince Virga.
The Salvation Army of Broward County Angel Tree program provides underprivileged children with holiday gifts. The program allows individuals in participating organizations to sponsor local children. Sponsors are given the child's age and gender in order to purchase appropriate gifts. The Angel Tree program is a volunteer-driven program with people from all over Broward County donating toys, time and expertise to help their neighbors in need. Over 3,000 children received toys through the program.
SkillStorm is actively involved in various other local charitable and civic endeavors. CEO Vince Virga serves as Chairman of the Board for the South Florida region of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial spirit. He volunteers his time as a NFTE mentor and guest speaker, participating in several events throughout the year. Virga is also a board member of the Broward County Boys and Girls Club. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, SkillStorm employees organized a holiday food drive benefiting Team for Life, a local organization dedicated to helping needy families in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. SkillStorm donated over 100 cans of food and 16 turkeys through the food drive. The company has also worked closely with Habitat for Humanity, working towards the goal of ultimately eliminating poverty housing and homelessness by helping to build houses within the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
SkillStorm is a national IT and Engineering service and consulting firm specializing in providing managed project services, outsource solutions, strategic consulting and staff augmentation to both the public and private sectors. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception in 2002. SkillStorm currently has locations nationwide, including Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Dallas, San Diego and Indianapolis. For more information on SkillStorm, please visit our website at http://www.SkillStorm.com or our blog at http://www.SkillStorm.com/blog.