Year in Review: Kaspersky Lab North America in the Community

Kaspersky Lab North America employees participated in more than 20 social action volunteer activities in 2016.

Kaspersky Lab’s mission, save the world, is usually evident in the form of our cyberdefense and anticriminal activities. However, we also take corporate social responsibility, or CSR, very seriously and are constantly on the lookout for local and regional volunteer opportunities.

In 2016, more than 150 Kaspersky Lab North America employees participated in volunteer events. And in April, Kaspersky Lab North America announced it had been awarded Building Impact’s Gold Impact Award for its commitment to strengthening local communities through volunteerism and giving.

Kaspersky Lab North America’s 2016 CSR projects

In 2016, Kaspersky Lab North America donated to, and volunteers worked on projects including:

First Robotics & Girls Who Code Sponsorships
Kaspersky Lab donated $1,000 to First Robotics, an international high school robotics competition, and to Girls who Code, helping to close the gender gap in technology.

Animal Rescue League & Building Impact
More than a dozen employees attended this in-office event to make 90 toys for local shelter dogs.

Cat Connection & Building Impact
During this in-office CSR activity, employees crafted 125 pet toys, which were then given to stray, abandoned cats.

Stone Zoo
A team of 11 Kaspersky employees spent three hours cleaning up the local zoo.

The American Legion
To commemorate Memorial Day, employees planted 800 flags near the graves of U.S. veterans benefiting the American Legion.

Crossroads for Kids & Building Impact
Employees created 87 care packages for students attending camp at Crossroads for Kids.

Boston’s Run to Home Base
We contributed $10,000 to Boston’s Run to Home Base, where employees ran to honor post-9/11 veterans and their families.

Franciscan Children’s & Building Impact
Kaspersky Lab North America made nearly 100 stress balls to help young cancer patients at Franciscan Children’s hospital.

The Mystic River Association
Kaspersky Lab North America removed 5,324 pounds of water chestnuts from the Mystic River.

The Freedom Trail
Kaspersky Lab North America held a school supply drive, and employees donated nearly $2,000 worth of supplies to local classrooms in need. Additionally, the company sponsored the Freedom Trail Scholars Program, which will be used in 2017 to bring a one-hour traveling classroom program to a Woburn-based elementary school.

The New England Center and Home for Veterans
Through a sponsored lunch, employees fed more than 50 veterans in need at the center.

The Alzheimer’s Association
Through a company bake sale, Kaspersky Lab North America raised $350 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Greater Boston Food Bank
Employees sorted more than 10,000 pounds of food at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

More than a dozen employees attended a one-hour session with Kettlebells4Kids, which raises funds to supply fitness equipment for children in need.

Woburn Council of Social Concern
Kaspersky Lab North America “adopted” two local families during the holidays, providing them with more than $1,800 in toys, winter clothes and books.