Management consulting and information technology firm ISF recently held its 2nd annual book drive to benefit the My First Books program of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend (ELC), and proudly met its goal of surpassing its 2011 donations.
The book drive, held from May 30th to July 6th, collected 335 new and gently used children’s books and more than a dozen parenting magazines. The books will be added to the ELC’s Word Garden Libraries, and ultimately given to families visiting any one of the ELC’s seven service centers in Leon and surrounding counties. ISF’s most recent book drive followed on the heels of the firm’s sponsorship of the ELC’s Evening With the Stars event in May.
“As a firm, we’ve stepped up our charitable giving over the last couple of years through an initiative we call ISF Cares. Our staff have always been active in the community, but we felt it was time to formalize a program of corporate community involvement,” says ISF CEO Cyndy Loomis. “These activities clearly benefit the community, but they’re also great team building exercises, as staff come together for a common cause.”
The firm’s next ISF Cares activity, slated to begin later this month, will be a teddy bear drive to benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s North Central Division in the Big Bend, to which Loomis was recently named a Board member.