Across Prolifics, corporate social responsibility is core to our value system and reflected in the actions of our employees that contribute to communities around the world.
Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)
Prolifics supported the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2014, sponsoring an employee who participated in this two-day cycling event dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. The annual ride brings together thousands of cyclists following a route from Sturbridge, MA, to Provincetown, MA.
American Red Cross
Prolifics supported the American Red Cross in 2012 with both a holiday contribution program on behalf of its customers and a matching gift program for donations made by its employees for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Supplies in Hyderabad
In the fall of 2012, supplies were provided to three separate charitable institutions:
- Alpha School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – A school for poor and orphan children – Provided 140 pairs of slippers.
- New Sakthi Society for Physically Handicapped Persons, Moosapet, Hyderabad – Provided 5 pairs of crutches (walking sticks).
- Hyderabad Zila Mahila Mandalula Samkya ( Old Age Home ), Miyapur Mayuri Nagar – Provided Rs. 4000/- worth of groceries.
Take Stock in Children/Friends of Children with Cancer
Also in the fall of 2012, Prolifics was a sponsor of the Take Stock in Children Charity Golf Tournament and the Friends of Children with Cancer Charity Golf Tournament.
Computers to Lycee Elhadj Lamina Kalissa
In 2012, an employee at Prolifics donated two computers to the school Lycee Elhadj Lamina Kalissa, Kolaboui, Boke, Guinea.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
In 2011, Prolifics contributed to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of its customers.
School Donations in India
Across India there are rural areas where there is dearth for basic education and infrastructure facilities. Some of our activities carried out in this area are:
- Financial aid to build a school in a village in partnership with the Government and NGO
- Donated computers to rural Government school
- As a form of corporate donation our employees pledge a certain amount of their salary towards community activities
- Financial support for the underprivileged in getting admissions in professional courses like engineering
In 2010, Prolifics matched its employees' contributions to Americares, helping that organization provide relief after the earthquake in Haiti.
Prolifics chose LIVESTRONG as its community project in 2009-2010, a global organization that unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. For the holiday season Prolifics donated in the name of our key customers. This served as a fitting way to thank and honor clients during a tough economic climate. At the IBM Lotusphere 2010 Conference, Prolifics continued its support by challenging attendees to "Take the Prolifics Dare." Prolifics donated one dollar for everyone that followed @prolifics on Twitter and tweeted a photo of themselves at the event. In the spirit of collaboration with our community, Prolifics then matched the $1,000 pledged with the challenge for a total contribution of $2,000.
New Orleans & Pajama Program
Prolifics proudly selected New Orleans as the venue for its Consulting Conference, Prolifics Exchange 2007, in an effort to boost a city that continues to recover from Hurricane Katrina. During the conference we replaced our traditional team-building activity and partnered with the Pajama Program to "Adopt a School" in New Orleans – the Lafayette Academy serving 770 underprivileged children, most of whom suffered personally from Hurricane Katrina. A team of 175 Prolifics and IBM personnel rolled up their sleeves, stood side by side with the kids and community of New Orleans, and helped to rebuild the school. The goal was to provide the kids with an inviting and habitable environment, supply them with a pair of pajamas and a book for school – a book they need, but cannot afford – and build them a much needed library with books and computers. Overall the company made a donation totaling over $35K. Prolifics' itself donated $10K which was matched by its business partner, IBM. Additionally, Prolifics organized a fundraiser which raised over $10K for "Books on the Bayou" from its employees.
"The children that were there had a fabulous day, much better than had they stayed at home in whatever their living situation was. And, those that arrived today to see all the beautiful murals will find a magical space that will make coming to school even better every day. I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to provide this wonderful experience and gifts galore for these kids. You are such special people!"
-- Carol G. Asher, Board of Directors, Lafayette Academy
We are committed to built and support a healthy natural environment. By taking decisive actions to reduce the organization's contribution to climate change, we want to make a difference in the well-being of our people, our organization, the world's economy, and the communities in which we operate. We encourage our employees to car pool and reduce usage of paper. We aim to be the standard of excellence in eco-friendly, technology solutions and invest in environmentally friendly computing. For example we have introduced multifunction printer (MFP)—those that print, scan, fax, and copy and encourage 'duplex' (two-sided) printing reduces paper consumption by 50%.