OBSIDIAN GIVES BACK

“The greatest gift one can give oneself is the gift of giving.” 

Drew Conway, Obsidian Global’s CEO & President.

Mr. Conway has always had a desire to pay it forward.  As he built a successful company, that desire only intensified. He has created a corporate culture that instills giving, graciousness, integrity, mutual respect, and a responsibility to those less fortunate by donating to many local communities that include:

 

Catholic Charities

Boys & Girls Club

Local Underprivileged DC Schools

Charitable Donations

      Wounded Warrior Project

      Make a Wish Foundation

Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities is the largest community outreach program Obsidian participates in yearly.  Obsidian is paired with Sanctuaries for Life and the Snack Sak program each year. This program provides the Obsidian staff with a full list of needed items as well as the ages and genders of the more than 200 children involved in the programs.

  • Obsidian has a unique office holiday tradition. Each year we kick-off to the giving season at Thanksgiving when our management team and corporate staff enjoy a festive lunch where we celebrate the year’s successes (personal and professional) and reflect on all the things for which we have to be thankful.  

  • Afterwards, the team heads to TJ Maxx where the real fun begins. Armed with the wish lists and a generous budget, the corporate team is divided into smaller groups to divide and conquer to find as many of the wish list items requested by local families.  The program benefits Catholic Charities and specifically supports women and children in need.  In addition to the “wish list” items (toys, clothes, jackets, sporting goods, etc.) the team also orders an abundance of diapers, wipes, hats, gloves, socks, and necessity kits that support displaced new and expectant mothers. 

  • After all the gifts have been paid for, the employees fill several SUVs full of toys, clothes, backpacks, and other presents to be delivered later in December. Each year Obsidian invites our newest employees to drop the gifts off to Catholic Charities so they can experience the infectious nature of bringing joy to others first-hand. 

  • “Obsidian gave me the ability to give to others in a way I wouldn’t be able to without this event,” said Mark K. who had been with Obsidian for three months and was part of the team to deliver the gifts. “This shopping trip was the first and only thing my colleagues had talked about. It moved me to be part of something so much bigger than myself. It’s a highlight of the year for the team.”

Our company-wide Catholic Charities Haul in 2019.

Boys & Girls Club

  • Obsidian donated over 25 desktop computers, monitors, keyboards, and mice for their summer programs.

 

Local Underprivileged DC Schools

  • Obsidian donated paper goods, construction paper, supplies, printers, projection machines, and monitors to a local school in need. 

Charitable Donations

  • Obsidian makes considerable monetary donations to the Wounded Warrior Project & Make a Wish Foundation.

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