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DP Solutions' 2021 Community Impact

To kick-off our 50th year in business, DP Solutions launched the “DPS Gives Back” initiative of corporate philanthropy and volunteer service as a way to support the community that helped us thrive as a business for so many years. We are passionate about doing whatever we can to make the communities where we live and work healthier, happier and better educated so all citizens can flourish.

2021: How We're Giving Back

Hygiene Gift Bag Donations

In March, We teamed up with our friends at Buckets of Love to provide hygiene gift bags that went with 300 meals for 75 families in need.

Buckets of Love is a local nonprofit whose mission is “to spread love, happiness and quality experiences to child/family shelters, orphanages, and youth rehabilitation centers”.

buckets of love
Bauder Education Center Beautification


Tomato Planting & Gardening + Bauder Education Center Beautification

In May, several of our team members and their families volunteered with Community Action Council of Howard County the to tend to the gardens for the Howard County Food Bank and the Bauder Education Center.

The team enjoyed a day of planting tomatoes, assembling garden boxes and learning about the Food Bank and the amazing services the CAC provides to the Howard County community.


Skills Training for Per Scholas Students

Our President Karyn Schell and our Executive Coordinator Joe Usher met with IT Support Learners from Per Scholas Baltimore to share their experience, expectations, and future direction for and the IT world.

Per Scholas provides skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from tech careers. They envision a technology workforce as diverse as the customers it serves. Over 11,000 graduates have launched successful careers in tech to date through their no-cost technical training. Per Scholas' mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers, and to connect skilled talent to leading businesses.

DP Solutions and Per Scholas 2


Chrysalis House Serving Food

Serving a Meal to Chrysalis House Residents

In June, several of our team members had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Chrysalis House and serve a delicious fried chicken meal to the women and children.

After dinner, we were treated to a tour and some of the women's harrowing stories of surviving drug addiction.

The team was humbled by the experience and learning more about the amazing work Chrysalis House does, and the stories of the women who have benefitted from their work.

Cooking a Meal for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

Our team had a great time preparing a delicious barbeque dinner that we donated to the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

Grassroots is a local nonprofit with a mission to provide shelter and aid for the homeless, as well as suicide prevention and 24/7 Crisis Intervention.

Everyone was excited to lend a hand in making this meal!
Grassroots Crisis Cooking
Mentoring Mentors Summer Program


Mentoring Mentors Summer Program

We had an amazing volunteer opportunity with Mentoring Mentors summer program hosted by the Piedmont Learning Center.

Each week during the summer, DP Solutions sends one of our employees to talk to the campers about various aspects of working in technology.

Raffle Baskets for Head Start

In July, we donated three awesome gift baskets to be raffled off for the Community Action Council of Howard County's Early Childhood Education Program summer events.

These engagements allowed an opportunity to safely bring families together for meals and engagement to end the isolation brought on by the pandemic.

These events are critical for developing relationships and a micro community, and allow the program to connect with families in-person to talk about their child’s education, community resources available and build relationships.
Raffle Baskets for Head Start