Since its founding in 2001, Sherpa Software has maintained, as one of its core values, giving back to the community. Over the years, it has taken many forms. We have offered our continued support to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA (formerly known as Washington Women’s Shelter, Inc.).
Our contributions have ranged from donations that helped Children’s Hospital outfit an MRI suite as part of their distraction therapy program, to sponsoring a family each year during the holidays by providing transportation for Domestic Violence Services. These programs reflect the charitable spirit and strong community engagement the company has embraces since it was founded in 2000. Sherpa’s employees value the opportunity to give back because it drives their ability to make a regional difference.
Sherpa Software’s philanthropic programs have also included an employee gifting program that enables its employees to be personally involved by selecting other charitable organizations they wish to support. This winter provided another opportunity for employees to continue the tradition of charitable giving through a new channel.
“In keeping with our core values of giving back to the community, an idea was presented that would touch and impact the immediate local community. In coordination with the Sherpa Culture Club, we organized a food drive for the local Bridgeville/South Fayette area,” said Kevin Ogrodnik, president of Sherpa Software. “Our support of the Bridgeville Area Food Bank will help families at a time of year when they need it most,” he added.
The food bank accepts donations of non-perishable food items only. Sherpa’s Food Drive kicked-off in early January; all employees were invited to donate items along with contributions from the company. This program was strictly voluntary with no obligation or expectation, but in true Sherpa Spirit, participation was incredible and the donations and impact they represent were abundant. As you can see from the pictures, the support was overwhelming. The items were delivered to the food bank on Friday, February 6th.
The Bridgeville Area Food Bank is operated out of Bethany Presbyterian Church. The food bank distributes groceries to needy families within the Chartiers Valley and South Fayette School District communities.