Kaspersky Lab US in the community, 2018

Anyone who frequents this blog, owns a Kaspersky Lab product, or has seen one of our advertisements knows our company’s mission is to save the world. This may sound clichéd, but you can’t save the world if you don’t look to make your local community a better place.

Each year, employees of Kaspersky Lab’s offices around the globe take time from their workdays and invest in helping out nonprofit organizations within their local communities. For Kaspersky Lab North America, this means heading into the greater Boston community (and some company events) and helping out their neighbors. In the first half of 2018, the team has looked to make an impact with more than 11 organizations since January. Below is a roundup of the events that the team has participated in during 2018:

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, and Ethos

Two dozen employees gathered to create more than 150 handmade greeting cards for isolated elderly people in need. The recipients received the cards on their birthdays and Valentine’s Day.

American Cancer Society

At the company’s annual kick-off, raffle tickets were purchased with all proceeds going to a charity of the winner’s choice. As a result, the American Cancer Society was named the beneficiary of a $1,000 donation.

Stoneham Public Library

Kaspersky Lab North America hosted a reading circle at the Stoneham Public Library for a group of local children and their families. The company’s mascot, Midori Kuma, was in attendance and children received copies of a Kaspersky Lab children’s book on how to stay safe online.

More Than Words

During an in-office book drive, employees donated more than 100 books to More Than Words, a nonprofit organization that empowers underprivileged youth to operate a business by running a used book shop.

The Windham Windup — Team 3467 (Windham High School, Windham, New Hampshire)

For the third year in a row, the company sponsored the Windham Windup (Team 3467) in the FIRST Robotics Competition, a high school robotics competition for students ages 14–18.

Rosie’s Place

More than a dozen employees served lunches for 101 women and children at Rosie’s Place, which serves more than 100,000 meals to underprivileged families each year.

Espirito Santo Parochial School

Midori Kuma and friends visited the Espirito Santo Parochial School, a K–8 school in Fall River, Massachusetts, where close to 80 children and staff were educated on cybersecurity best practices.


Following a companywide blind auction for Boston Celtics playoff tickets, the $1,500 winning bid was donated to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA).

Child Crisis Arizona

During the company’s annual NA Partner Conference, Kaspersky Lab North America employees and their guests, through Child Crisis Arizona, stuffed more than 100 backpacks with school supplies for children in need.

American Legion/Lindenwood Cemetery

More than a dozen employees honored our nation’s veterans by placing US flags on the graves of these brave heroes before Memorial Day.

Boston Children’s Hospital

A team of 20 employees participated in the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup, competing in fun obstacles and sports games against local companies for a great cause.

Through these philanthropic efforts, Kaspersky Lab North America was once again recognized with Building Impact’s 2017 Gold Impact Award, given to Boston’s most socially responsible companies. With the first half of 2018 completed, employees are looking forward to volunteering with additional nonprofit organizations during the remainder of the year, including (but not limited to) the American Red Cross, the Red Sox Foundation, and the Greater Boston Food Bank.