August 12th, 2015

DMI Making a Difference in our Communities

“Our business should be more than commerce, it should include a commitment to be pillars of strength in the communities we reside in.” – Jay Sunny Bajaj

Community engagement is a deeply held value we cherish and actively support at DMI. I am lucky enough to have the cooperation and dedication of an incredible team that has taken time out of their overloaded schedules to participate in various causes around the world, spreading time, treasure, and talent in these various communities.

Our team is already deeply committed to our work, clients and employees, and many routinely go above and beyond to maintain our standards of excellence and performance. But these initiatives are about something bigger and more important than DMI.

Here are some of the ways we are making a difference in our communities:

FISHER HOUSE
The Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers that enable family members of servicemen and women to be close to loved ones at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. This is especially important because members of the military and their families must often travel great distances for specialized medical care.

Our team has generously hosted monthly lunches for these families and provided unconditional support.

More information about the program can be found here.

THE CHILDREN’S INN
The Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health (NIH) is a residential “home away from home” for children with rare illnesses and their families that come from all over the United States and other parts of the world to spend time together at ease in a healing environment while undergoing cutting-edge medical treatments.

Our team continuously hosts monthly dinners at the Children’s Inn, where we also get to spend some time with all the children and their families. It’s a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved.

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To learn more about the Children’s Inn, please click here.

“Volunteering is not just about giving back to our communities, it is also deeply rewarding on a personal level. I can get so much joy from seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and learn so much from listening to the wounded warrior stories.” – Attila V Hubai, Facilities Support Specialist

HANDS AGAINST HUNGER
Earlier this year, our Big Data Insights team contributed to Hands Against Hunger, an initiative that provides humanitarian relief through packaging meals for children in Haiti who are in desperate need of food and clean water. During our volunteer time, over 128,000 meals were prepared and ready to be shipped. And as one colleague said, “it’s a rewarding feeling to know our company can make a difference”.

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GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING
In addition to providing support to charities in the United States, we also actively reach out to communities where we have different offices around the globe. In Cambodia, we’ve hosted activities at the Lighthouse Orphanage. We also recently assisted at Sorya School, situated in a provincial town below Phnom Penh, by supplying internet connection so that students can participate in computer classes.

Additionally we are working on the Cambodian Violence against Women Awards through DMI Moville, our international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which brings together a team of young local talent to work on non-profit projects while learning about mobile development. We are very happy to be working on this fantastic CSR project alongside the Asia Foundation, and would like to collaborate with future award winners to make a significant difference in reducing domestic violence in Cambodia.

In India, during the festival of Diwali, a group of employees from our Pune office visited a local school for hearing and speech impaired children. Upon visiting the facility, we were shown their learning techniques inside a sound studio. As a part of the festival activities, we gifted various educational toys such as Rubik’s cubes and art books to the students. In a heart-warming and pleasantly surprising gesture, the students gave us greeting cards that were specially handcrafted by them.

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It was a truly wonderful experience for us and we were happy to bring some joy to the lives of these children during the festive season.” – Tushar Phadke, Senior Manager Global Business Solutions and International Marketing

These are just some of the many projects we’ve gotten involved in to assist our communities, children, and families. We’re actively seeking new ways to provide love and support to communities around the world and spread prosperity on behalf of DMI. We can make a difference in so many ways, not just excellence in our tradecraft, but also caring in our communities.

Jay Sunny Bajaj, CEO and Founder

 

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