Supporting our community through service and committment
Sevatec was founded on the concept of "Seva", which means a commitment to serving others. A key element of Sevatec's service culture is our proactive participation in community service. Sevatec recognizes that it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to help enrich our surrounding communities of residence and business. We encourage our staff to improve the lives and welfare of those around them.
Charitable Donations – Sevatec provides meaningful and educational community service opportunities through our "SevaHealth" Program and "Blue Jeans Friday" initiative. As part of our SevaHealth program, employees are divided among teams and use FitBit devices to compete, and raise money for their charity of choice. Additionally, each month Sevatec sponsors "Blue Jeans Friday". For a small donation, staff have the opportunity to come together and wear their favorite pair of jeans to work, while raising money for a charity. Sevatec matches employees contribution for each of these efforts. A few charities that we have supported are: the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the STOMP Out Bullying Campaign.
Community Involvement Program – Each quarter, our employees volunteer with the community and work with local charities to help those in our community. We work side by side, helping to prepare meals, creating care packages for distribution, and stocking food pantries. A few of the charities we work with are: So Others Might Eat (SOME), DC Central Kitchen, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Youth For Tomorrow, Feed the Children, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Service Dogs of Virginia, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Kids Against Hunger.
Beginning in early 2014, Sevatec employees volunteered to package meals for Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, focused on significantly reducing the number of hungry children in the U.S. and to feed starving children throughout the world. Last year alone, volunteers at Kids Against Hunger's food packaging centers across the U.S. packaged nearly 40 million meals for starving children and their families around the world. Originally, our goal was to package 10,000 meals. We have exceeded this goal with packaging nearly 40,000 meal boxes. Thank you to volunteers who continue to dedicate their time to this essential cause!
Each quarter Sevatec employees donate spend time at the DC Central Kitchen. DCCK uses their kitchen as a central location to recover unused food, prepare and deliver meals to partner social service agencies, train and employ homeless men and women for the food service industry, and intellectually engage volunteers. As a community kitchen, they recycle over one ton of surplus food each day that would otherwise go to waste and turn it into 4,000 meals for the hungry in the greater Washington, D.C. region.