The Optomi Team in Baltimore/DC Spends a Workday Working a Soup Kitchen

November 03, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
November 3, 2015 - You'd typically see employees of Optomi working the phones on a Thursday, but not on November 5th. Optomi believes in giving back to the extent that it devotes a full day every year to serving in the communities in which it does business. The founders believe in building a culture that genuinely meets the needs of others. During its annual Opt2give Day on November 5th, the Baltimore/DC Optomi team will be donating the non-perishable food items that they have been collecting for Paul's Place (a homeless shelter) and serving in their soup kitchen.

By the end of 2015, IT staffing firm Optomi will have fed over 1,500 children in the U.S. who would otherwise go to bed hungry every day. Meals given to these children total over 9,000. Optomi's fresh approach to philanthropy connects all the elements of the brand by not only defining it, but also propelling it to record-breaking revenues. Dedication to its people and the communities in which they live/work are central to the mission of Optomi.

The IT staffing firm believes that a culture of "doing the right thing" is good business. The company chooses to use its business as a driver for charitable contributions. "The message is simple, when you do business with Optomi, you help children in need", says CEO Michael Winwood.

The company makes an impact on the hunger crisis in the U.S. several ways. Optomi's Opt2give program provides children with weekend bags of food through local food bank backpack programs. With each consultant hired, kids who may not have food in the fridge when they get home from school are fed because of Optomi's efforts. During its annual Opt2give day, November 5th, all of the company's employees spend the day serving organizations in their communities. They host pizza parties for under- resourced children, serve in soup kitchens, feed and mentor at risk inner-city kids, collect food for local food banks and more. The company has instituted additional charity initiatives on a quarterly basis as well. "Giving back is at the core of why we do what we do. As an organization in an industry focused on people, Optomi believes in investing in people's lives", commented Todd Black, COO.

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Optomi is inspired by: optimum…being the best…the ultimate. We are an IT staffing firm with a unique approach. Optomi has developed fresh philosophies as cutting-edge as the technology we represent. With a revolutionary consultant-focused approach, Optomi is completely dedicated to genuinely serving its consultants, clients and employees. By utilizing innovative technologies and developing industry leading recruitment processes, we are able to deploy the best project managers, business analysts and technologists in the ever evolving spaces of mobile technology, network design, cloud and application development…making us a leader in the IT staffing world. Optomi was awarded one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2014 & 2015… accomplishments never before achieved by a company in its first year of business let alone consecutive first years. Optomi's COO, Todd Black, was a 2015 Finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year® award. Optomi has also just recently been recognized with three American Business Awards for the Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Best Management Team of the Year and Best Website Home/Welcome page. The privately held company is trending to be one of the fastest growing companies in America.

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