On December 7th, 2018, the EGS Team joined the Army and Air Force Exchange as they partnered with the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for its annual holiday gift wrapping fundraiser. EGS had the honor to appreciate and love on veterans and active military that were doing some Christmas shopping. We enjoyed laughing and spreading Christmas cheer in full EGS fashion!
FULL BELLY, FULL HEART. On December 5th, 2018, the Colorado EGS Family had the honor of volunteering at Cafe180, a local nonprofit café that serves delicious and healthy food to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
In November, EGS was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award recipient for our commitment to recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. Our company earned the Gold Medallion Award, and is one of only 239 recipients this year. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level award for veterans’ employment. Recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award were evaluated on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs. We’re proud to be recognized with this award, and hope you share in our excitement. We invite you to join us in sharing this news with your family, friends, and colleagues.
EGS supported the Aiken Center for the Arts “Arts Alive” on August 25, 2018. EGSs Director of Business Development, Byron Bush, is an ACA Board Member and was the events emcee. “Arts Alive” was the ACA end of the summer program for summer program participants to showcase their skills and some of what they learned. The Aiken Center for the Arts offers a multitude of outreach and awareness programs including opportunities for children and adults; juried shows, competitions, lectures, and instruction, and a variety of concert, events, music, dance, film, and other performing arts; as well as a Gallery Store where local artisans offer their original work for sale. Year-round exhibits feature artists from around the world, with an emphasis on local and regional talent of the South.
EGS has been supporting the Dianne Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor. Essential Tremor is the largest movement disorder in the world effecting over 42 million people. The City of Aiken has proclaimed March as Essential Tremor Month. We thank Dianne Shaddox and Randy Miles for all they do to spread awareness and find a cure for Essential Tremor, and thank Mayor Rick Osbon and the City of Aiken for their support and hard work. Find out more about Essential Tremor and how to support, click here.
EGS helped sponsor and judge the 2018 Future Cities Competition at USCA. Future City Competition is a national competition in the United States that focuses on improving students’ math, engineering, and science skills. The program is open to students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. EGS in partnership with the Savannah River Leadership Association (SRSLA) has supported the Future Cities Competition since 2015.
EGS adopted two Children’s Place families and provided needed and requested supplies for both families during the holidays. Children’s Place mission is to protect, heal, and strengthen children and families from the impact of trauma in their livers through education, treatment, and preventions services. Connecting and Empowering is part of EGS’s mission, and it was a pleasure connecting with and giving back to families at Children’s Place.