CNSI held a “Be the Light” charitable giving campaign to support hunger relief
At CNSI, helping our clients improve the health and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable is at the heart of our work. As a healthcare technology solutions provider, we process Medicaid claims that support the health of more than 50 million Americans annually. Helping the most vulnerable is also at the heart of our core value to “neighborly serve local communities.”
As a global company with headquarters in McLean, VA, our 1,200-strong workforce supported many communities in 2021 where we live and work, including here in Northern Virginia. Our CNSI Gives Back corporate social responsibility program (CSR), with representation from CNSI’s U.S. and India offices, oversaw four company-wide initiatives to give back to our communities. Each initiative was chosen to support a positive impact on social determinants of health around education, hunger, or access to health care services.
From Nov. 3-18, 2021, CNSI Gives Back held our second annual year-end charitable giving campaign to support food insecurity. Together, we donated $22,000 to support our neighbors. The campaign’s theme, “Be the Light,” borrowed from Diwali’s Festival of Lights holiday in India where half of our workforce is based, as well as the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. CNSI matched a percentage of employees’ donations to support seven U.S. food banks and one India non-governmental organization, each located near our CNSI offices. This included more than $6,000 donated to Washington D.C. metropolitan area food banks, including Northern Virginia Family Services’ Hunger Resource Center, Community of Faith Food Pantry in Herndon, and the Capital Area Food Bank.
Other CSR activities throughout 2021 included:
- School Supply Drive: In August and September, employees donated money and/or collected supplies to support low-income students in seven school districts. This included 40 drawstring sacks filled with wish-list supplies donated to Falls Church High School.
- Front-Line Nurse Thank You: In May, CNSI Gives Back donated lunch, gift cards, and thank you notes to nurses in gratitude for their service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. CNSI Gives Back supported nurses in eight locations, targeting clinics and hospitals that serve low-income patients, including Inova Cares Clinic for Women and Children in Falls Church.
- Food Bank Donation: After COVID-19 closed our offices in 2020, CNSI’s food vendor continued to charge for food that would have been delivered per the terms of our contract. CNSI Gives Back negotiated with the vendor in Feb. 2021 to honor the $5,000 charged to CNSI for services not rendered toward the purchase of packaged food items and face masks to support seven U.S. food banks, including the Capital Area Food Bank.
Finally, because we know our employees value the importance of giving back, CNSI introduced a Volunteer Time benefit in 2021. It allows employees to receive up to 8 hours of paid time off to volunteer in causes that are near to the heart. Good for our employees, good for our communities – a win/win all around.