Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they
can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. When families return
from a long day at the hospital with their sick child, a home-cooked meal is often
just what they need. Many supplies are needed to operate a Ronald McDonald House.
From paper towels to coffee, well-stocked supplies provide for the families' other
basic needs while away from home. At least once per year, PegasusTSI employees donate
their time and resources to prepare meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House
in St. Petersburg, FL. Every time has provided a unique and humbling experience
for new and veteran participants to enjoy doing something for others in hardship.
“Boxes of Hope” Metropolitan Ministries gave thanks to the community for helping
make a difference this Holiday Season. Metropolitan Ministries has served poor and
homeless men, women, and children in the Tampa Bay region for over 35 years. The
Ministries has gone from a single room food pantry, to one of America's most effective
and innovative caregivers. Serving approximately 100-150 families daily through
Outreach and Prevention Services, the Ministries remains committed to breaking the
cycle of poverty...today, tomorrow and always. PegasusTSI employees proudly support
Metropolitan Ministries each year by filling “Boxes of Hope” to provide a complete
holiday meal for families through the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree
PegasusTSI supports Tampa’s Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Drive each year in order
to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need and smiles to little ones faces.
The PegasusTSI Christmas Tree is lit and transformed into an Angel Tree decorated
with Paper Angels containing children’s Christmas wishes. These Angels are picked
up by employees and returned later accompanied by lots of toys, bicycles, electronics
and clothes for Santa to deliver to children across the Bay Area.
Families of Hope—Moffitt Cancer Center
During these uncertain and difficult financial times the need to give to those more
unfortunate than ourselves is greater than ever. PegasusTSI employees have embraced
this opportunity to give back to those in need again this Christmas season by giving
through our Christmas Angels program. Since the inception of this program in 2003,
our PegasusTSI community has given back to many families and especially to children
– ranging from 6 months to 20 years old. This includes those in hospital and in
care – as well as those displaced by natural disaster as occurred with Hurricane
Katrina. Even with the unprecedented number of families that were in need this year,
the Angels ‘flew’ from the PegasusTSI Christmas tree and mountains of parcels descended
upon the office by Friday December 19th, just in time to package the gifts for the
needy. The PegasusTSI Angel response has been magnificent and we thank all those
that have given unselfishly.
PegasusTSI Gives back to the Community—Great American Teach In
PegasusTSI had several people give back to the community by teaching for a few hours
and showing what Engineering is all about during the “Great American Teach In”.
Two employees from PegasusTSI’s Procurement Department volunteered at Dickenson
Elementary School and taught Mrs. Culvers 2nd Grade Class. The day began with the
entire class receiving cups filled with pencils, markers, erasers, candy, a koozie
and tattoo's donated by PegasusTSI. The children were also handed PegasusTSI folders
and papers. They were instructed to design and draw a house with a door, roof and
windows. When the drawings were completed, they exchanged with their neighbor to
review the structure just like the engineers do at PegasusTSI! The students also
created official PegasusTSI Contracts. Each of the students became unofficial PegasusTSI
Engineers by determining how much the materials would cost, what materials would
be used, how much they would get paid and due dates of the projects. Later, they
were instructed to build their designed house using Popsicle sticks. The children's
designs were interesting to say the least. At least 2 of the 20 kids may be future
Engineers for our company! A contest was held to determine which Popsicle stick
model home was the best representation of the hand drawn picture. The 1st place
winner won a PegasusTSI calculator. An important part of Engineering is Safety.
The PegasusTSI Teaching Team shared safety tips with the students and provided the
students with ear plugs donated by our Safety Department. The kids had a blast putting
them in their ears and yelling back and forth to one another to see how they worked.
The students had a great day and they learned a lot about Engineering and Safety.
Raising Autism awareness took on a different twist during the Valentine Event fundraiser
by selling gift baskets in lieu of an auction. Each basket was handmade, some even
custom designed upon request. The Autism Speaks team sold the baskets during lunch
and after work. The profits from the sale as well as the monies raised by the PegasusTSI
Parade’s Team yielded a donation total of $2,354. Thanks to all who donated and