Giving Back is an essential component of the corporate culture at ISTS. To end the year, ISTS team members came together to “give back” to our hometown community through local initiatives while spreading a little holiday cheer.
A group of employees spent two workdays sorting and bagging donated gifts for needy families for The Salvation Army Angel Tree Warehouse Sort, Bag & Tag event. As one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile efforts during Christmas time, the Angel Tree Program helps more than 18,000 individuals experience a happier holiday.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of ISTS team members and their families, the company was able to fulfill the holiday wish lists of five local children ages 2-18 as part of the Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee Holiday Hero Program. Each child in the program writes a wish list with three items that is passed along to a “Holiday Hero” to fulfill. The 2012 program provided Christmas to a record-breaking 1,015 Middle Tennessee children. Youth Villages is a private, nonprofit organization that helps emotionally and behaviorally troubled children (most between the ages of 12-17) through therapy, foster and adoption services and more.