ESi Employees – Making a Difference

In the Community

Community Outreach


Making-A-Difference Program

ESi encourages employee participation in humanitarian projects in the local community. The Making-A-Difference Program invites employees to submit proposals that serve to make the world just a little better place through their active involvement in a humanitarian cause. Each quarter, ESi selects a project and provides up to $1,000 in funding to support the employee’s activity.

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Since its inception in 1979, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program has helped to brighten the lives and holidays of thousands of needy children throughout Maryland. The program matches donors with children from qualified families that are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children.

The Angel Tree program has become an annual tradition at ESi. During the month of December, ESi employees generously donate items and money that provide for 30 children throughout Northern Anne Arundel County.

Learn more about the Angel Tree program at their website www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Walk to Defeat ALS

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. People diagnosed with ALS lose their ability to move and function, while their minds stay alert. No cure for this disease exists, and patients usually pass away within two to five years of diagnosis. Also, military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS.

Every 90 seconds someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 seconds someone loses his battle to this disease. The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting this disease.

ESi employees participated in the 2017 Baltimore Walk to Defeat ALS, which took place at the Canton Waterfront in Baltimore. Team ESi had 50 participants for the walk! ESi team members donated and raised $10,000, and was awarded for being the top fundraising team!

To learn more about the local ALS Chapter, please visit their website www.alsinfo.org.

Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through their programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently they distribute about 120,000 meals per day – a total of about 44 million meals per year. The Maryland Food Bank operates from three facilities in Baltimore, Salisbury and Hagerstown and through their extensive network of soup kitchens, pantries and schools they distribute food throughout 21 counties, including Baltimore City, Somerset, Wicomico, and Washington County – some of the most food-insecure regions in Maryland.

On August 2nd, David Thompson organized and coordinated the efforts of a volunteer group comprised of ESi employees to work in the Food Bank distribution center. The group was responsible for unpacking donated food and products, checking expiration dates, and working on a large conveyor-belt system to sort and re-package the items for distribution to hungry Marylanders.

To learn more about the Maryland Food Bank visit www.mdfoodbank.org.

Make -A-Wish Mid Atlantic

Make-A-Wish is the newest addition to ESi’s Making a Difference campaign.

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, founded in 1983, helps serve children who in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. This organization has granted over 9,600 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a critical illness.

In April 2018, ESi attended Walk-for-Wishes at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor, and walked to raise money for children in need. ESi was awarded the Top Fundraising Team Award for raising 4,000.

To Learn more about Make-A-Wish Mid Atlantic visit: http://midatlantic.wish.org/ 

Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

Since 2003, ESi and its employees have generously donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving charitable causes.

Each year, based upon employee recommendations, ESi management designates one or more charitable organizations to be the benefactors of our annual holiday drive. The monetary contribution made by each employee is matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.

We are continually inspired and humbled by the kindness and compassion demonstrated by our employees throughout the years. The following organizations have been recipients of our donations:

  • The Fisher House
  • Homes For Our Troops
  • Hospice of the Chesapeake
  • House Of Ruth
  • The Make A Wish Foundation
  • The Maryland Food Bank
  • The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
  • The Salvation Army
  • The American Red Cross
  • The ALS Association

 

In the Workplace

The Work Ethic Award


Each quarter, ESi selects an employee to receive its Work Ethic Award. The selection is based upon nominations received from customers, managers and peers. The award recognizes a specific achievement or a sustained superior performance over a period of time that exemplifies the ESi Work Ethic principles. At ESi’s quarterly All-Hands Meeting the recipient is presented with a plaque and a cash award. In addition, the employee’s name is added to a perpetual plaque in our corporate office.

The ESi Work Ethic Principles:

  1. Be Responsive To Our Customer – Never forget that our number one goal, indeed the very reason for our job existence, is to serve our customers. We are always striving for a way to help our customers do better. Their job is our job. We want ESi to be known as the exemplary small business partner to government and industry!
  2. Work Together – ESi employees will be known for their cooperative team spirit. Help your coworkers when your skills are needed. Problem solving is a cooperative exercise, not a competition. We won’t tolerate people who can’t get along. We are all team players. There is no one among us who can do this whole job, but working together there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish.
  3. Be ProductiveWe need a robust forty hours of quality work each week from everyone. Our customers are paying us well for our services. We have a moral obligation to insure that they receive proper return on their investment. Work is measured by accomplishment – not by the dissipation of energy.
  4. Enjoy Your Work – ESi employees will be known for their positive upbeat attitude. If work ceases to be enjoyable – you’re in the wrong job. Although other considerations may sometimes misdirect the proper technical course, don’t get discouraged or frustrated. Always keep a positive outlook. If today was bad, tomorrow will surely be better.