At Powertek, we believe that success should reach beyond the borders of office walls. Along with the important work we do globally, Powertek promotes social and environmental consciousness at home. We act responsibly and commit to serving and enhancing the communities in which our employees live and work. We encourage a culture of giving back. Our diverse outreach initiatives touch the lives of many and help make a difference in our communities and around the world.
Powertek's running team participates every fall in the Annual Army Ten-Miler. The race, which begins and ends at the Pentagon, builds esprit de corps, encourages fitness, and unifies the community on behalf of our troops. Proceeds benefit Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs – a comprehensive network of services that enhance the lives of soldiers and their families.
Recognizing that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in this country, Powertek has joined a number of leading nationwide organizations to advance breast cancer research and provide hope for millions of women nationwide. Powertek employees have raised money and participated in events to benefit such organizations as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Side Out Foundation.
Powertek provides financial contributions toward medical and emergency aid to people in the international community who are adversely affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from healthcare in more than 70 countries.
As a woman-owned company, Powertek embraces the belief that every woman can achieve self-sufficiency and success in her career if given the proper support, tools, and a chance. Through our contributions to Dress for Success, Powertek has helped promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women through professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools.
Powertek has joined with more than 1.8 million members and supporters to contribute to educational, investigational, research, rescue, legislation, and special events efforts to ensure the ethical treatment of animals.
Powertek’s team participates annually in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, which seeks to raise funds to save lives from the nation’s top killers – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.
Powertek shares House of Ruth’s commitment to supporting women, children, and families in their greatest times of need. With the monetary donations collected from Powertek and other concerned individuals and organizations, the House of Ruth provides trauma recovery programs, a nurturing housing environment, consistent care, and individualized services to facilitate essential healing and growth for victims of complex and debilitating traumas.
Powertek participates in the annual gala of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.
To help children with life-threatening medical conditions who depend on the goodwill and support of organizations to survive, Powertek annually supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation’s largest wish-granting organization, which grants a wish in the U.S. every 41 minutes in the hopes of making a difference in the life of a child.
Powertek has donated to the Meals on Wheels Association of America to assist in the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans, particularly our senior citizens.
Together with the United Nations and many other diverse and caring organizations, Powertek has provided lifesaving mosquito nets and installation and operational instruction to families to protect them from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Powertek supports Operation Second Chance, which aids in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women by providing assistance to their families, modifying their housing to accommodate disabilities, and facilitating their transition back into civilian society.
In the spirit of the holiday season, Powertek has warmed the hearts of others (and our own) by helping Santa answer and grant the holiday wishes of some very special children in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area by donating items ranging from coats to toys.
Treating thousands each year, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital is a beacon of hope for the more than 13,000 children each year that are diagnosed with cancer. Powertek is proud to support St Jude’s as it advances research and treatment methods in the hopes of being a world leader in the treatment and prevention of childhood cancer.
To extend the spirit of the holiday season to those who cannot share it with their families, Powertek employees collect such items as toiletries, clothing, games, and snack foods to donate to the men and women of our armed forces serving overseas.
Taking flight is an unusual organization that gives all women opportunities to voice their experiences regarding prominent issues such as breast cancer awareness and showcases the products of that work to the public. Powertek supports Taking Flight’s commitment to creating safe and empowering environments for persons who have limited access to resources.
Thought its “Sharing It Forward” campaign, Powertek seeks to brighten the Christmases of children all over the local area for Christmas. By soliciting donations via online media, the company raises funds and purchases the toys to be presented to the local Marine Corps detachment. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
With the costs of higher education increasing constantly, Powertek recognizes the importance of a college degree and places great importance on making these opportunities available to all students, regardless of their financial background. The United Negro College Fund has been funding scholarships for black students and installing scholarship funds at historically black colleges and universities since 1944, supporting roughly 10,000 students each year.