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Geometrics Gives Back

May 09, 2016 | Posted in News

On Friday, May 6, 2016, Naiema Jackson and Gretchen Schmauder of Geometrics joined approximately 75 other volunteers at the George Mark Children’s House Corporate Volunteer Workday. Started in 2004, the facility is the first free-standing children’s palliative care facility in the United States and serves as a model to other facilities throughout the U.S. The George Mark Children’s House exists to assist families with children and young adults who have serious medical illness and who are seeking family-centered medical care that emphasizes quality of life. Designed to serve as an extension of the child’s home, each of the children’s rooms are comfortably furnished, with large windows overlooking the landscaped grounds and with children’s artwork on the walls.

Because the George Mark House is on a limited budget, spending their resources on providing the best medical care for the children, they rely on community support to keep the campus beautiful. This is the second year the House has hosted a corporate volunteer day, and this year’s event focused on maintaining the park like grounds. Maintenance activities included pressure washing, planting and gardening, cleaning, and other upkeep activities. Naiema and Gretchen spent the morning painting a gazebo, fencing, and other outdoor structures with employees from the South San Francisco branch of Integrated Project Management Company. Other volunteers came from, among others, Oracle, Pixar, SalesForce, Starbucks, and the local Police and Fire Departments.

Geometrics strongly believes in the benefits of giving back, and this is one of the reasons we make every effort to provide our equipment, software, and expertise at reduced or no cost to undergraduate and graduate students working on research projects throughout the country . We feel strongly that contributing towards the educational goals of our young scientists is the right thing to do, and we encourage everyone in our community to take an opportunity to volunteer for a cause close to them. Currently, we have team members volunteering in a variety of community outreach activities, including youth outreach, mentoring children and young adults in the sciences, fostering with the Humane Society, and many other activities. If you have suggestions about reaching out to students, or have your own story you’d like to share, please email us at gschmauder@geometrics.com.

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