Lockheed Martin, Employees Give Year Round
Community giving is at the heart of what Lockheed Martin and its employees do. This holiday season, Lockheed Martin and employees are collecting donations for Toys for Tots and supporting other efforts that make a difference in the communities where employees live and work.
Lockheed Martin focuses primarily on supporting nonprofits that support military/veterans and their families and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Here’s a look at some of the ways Lockheed Martin and its employees gave back to our communities in 2013.
Helping to keep families close. For the past three years, Lockheed Martin has donated to a military/veteran focused charity in lieu of sending holiday cards. This year, the Corporation made a $50,000 contribution to Luke’s Wings, which provides families with the means to visit a loved one during a wounded service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation.
Educating the next generation. Lockheed Martin supports a wide-range of diverse Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities that reach students and educators from elementary school through college. Through the Engineers in the Classroom STEM education outreach initiative, employees have opportunities to interact with the next generation of engineers and technologists by serving as school advisors, extracurricular activity mentors and career role models for students in communities where they live and work.
Lockheed Martin also partners with Project Lead the Way, the leading provider of pre-engineering K-12 curriculum, and works with organizations such as 4-H and FIRST Robotics, which allows employees to mentor students in afterschool Robotics Clubs. Lockheed Martin is also pairing volunteer opportunities for employee resource groups with newly established partnerships with Girls Inc. and Great Minds in STEM.
Valuing our veterans. The Corporation’s contributions helped Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families conduct entrepreneurship boot camps for transitioning veterans looking to start their own business. The Corporation helped connect thousands of veterans with potential employers at more than 200 job fairs through the Corporation’s support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, and the Corporation’s partnership with Hire Heroes USA helped them to provide more than 30 hiring fairs, career counseling and resume workshops for transitioning wounded warriors. Nearly 70 employees mentored service members looking to take the next step in their careers through the American Corporate Partners veteran mentoring program.
Lifting spirits. Lockheed Martin also helped lift the spirits of those serving in harm’s way, while taking care of their families at home. As a Worldwide Strategic Partner of the USO, the Corporation donated more than $500,000 in 2013 through corporate contributions. Employees, friends and family members created more than 300,000 care packages that the USO sends to troops in Afghanistan. Military children with a deployed parent were able to pursue sports and extracurricular activities thanks to grants from the Corporation’s partner, Our Military Kids.
Supporting the health of our communities. So far this year, the generosity of our employees has supported health-related causes that improve the health and wellness of communities and the workforce. Nearly 4,000 employees raised more than $920,000 at Tour de Cure, Relay for Life, Heart Walk and Jingle Bell Run/Walk events around the country. These events support research for causes that most effect employees’ health – diabetes, cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
December 23, 2013
- Lockheed Martin focuses primarily on supporting nonprofits that support military/veterans and their families and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.