NPI encourages volunteer service among our whole staff and leadership — and as an organization in our community, we “walk the walk.”
We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary by providing each employee with 30 hours of paid time, to work on projects with some of the 30-plus nonprofit organizations that NPI has helped to support for many years.
As part of our 30 Years of Helping initiative, NPI staff members:
- Kicked off an IT strategic planning process and set up temporary offices for the Sara M. Holbrook Community Center, which provides services to low-income children and their families. We helped prepare for their capital-campaign fundraising event by painting, cleaning their yard, washing windows, and building an outdoor game;
- Completed a technical project that improved network reliability, security and wireless communications for H.O.P.E. Works, a Burlington nonprofit that works to end violence in the community;
- Unloaded and sorted food and stocked shelves for the Chittenden Food Shelf;
- Wired a new office for Local Motion (on the heels of previous wiring and server replacement work), a non-profit that promotes people-powered transportation;
- Donated cleaning and painting to the Robin’s Nest Children’s Center in Burlington;
- Cleaned the PlayLab at Lund Family Center;
- Assisted with Community Health Centers of Burlington “Salud!” wine auction; and
- Consulted about security and file storage options with YWCA’s Camp Hochelaga, a traditional summer camp for girls ages 6-17.
In past years we’ve donated to many other great organizations, including Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, the Sexual Assault Crisis Team, Steps to End Domestic Violence, RU12 (now the Pride Center), COTS, The Nature Conservancy’s Vermont Chapter, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Age Well, the United Way, Ethan Allen Homestead, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Burlington Community Land Trust (now Champlain Housing), Howard Center, Burlington City Schools, Hunger Free Vermont, and ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.
We can’t tell you how uplifting it was to have you all help us prepare for our capital campaign launch event,” the staff at the Sara Holbrook Center recently wrote to us. “You all worked so hard, and with such caring kindness.”