Giving Back

Giving back to local causes by supporting aspiring students and non-profits is something we are proud to do.


 

giving-back-fairview-school12/19/2016: CPDI makes holidays a little brighter for Auburn families

When a local elementary school needed help with their Christmas Giving Tree, Connectivity Point employees took action.

Tags on the Giving Tree showed gift wishes made by kids in need. In mid-December, organizers were worried about the number of tags still lingering on the tree, so Tanya Estes, Payroll/HR Administrator, contacted the school’s guidance counselor and asked if she could come take some tags. An email around the office stirred up more interest and generosity.

When CPDI delivered the gifts to the school, we learned that we had been able to help 23 families!

 

12/1/2016: Connectivity Point donates to United Way

Connectivity Point and Connectivity Group wrapped up their 2016 United Way campaigns with more than $2,100 in pledges to help support vital community programs funded by United Way donations.

 

10/1/2016: Connectivity Point supports Dempsey Challenge

Once again Connectivity Point donated network cabling materials and labor for the computer equipment used by the Dempsey Challenge staff. Cofounded in 2008 by actor and Maine native, Patrick Dempsey, the Dempsey Challenge consists of various run, walk, and ride events that attracted more than 3,700 participants this year to this year’s event, which raised over $1.2 million.  Thanks to the more than 1,000 volunteers and donors every dollar raised by Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center.  “Founded in Lewiston, Maine, the Dempsey Center offers a vibrant and compassionate environment where an interdisciplinary team of oncology professionals improve the healing experience for those impacted by cancer. Through our on-site customized programs, and the annual Dempsey Challenge, we provide support services that complement treatments, support caregivers, patients and their families equally.”  For more information:

https://www.dempseycenter.org/dempsey-challenge-information/


2/3/2016: Connectivity Point sponsors Skills USA N.H. cabling contest

Connectivity Point Design & Installation (CPDI) was proud to once again sponsor the SkillsUSA New Hampshire telecommunications cabling contest, held March 11, 2016, at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, N.H.

CPDI is the primary contributor of labor, materials, resources, and staff for the annual event, which is open to students interested in voice and data network cabling and installation. Contestants demonstrate skills in fiber and copper cable termination, pulling and mounting cable, patch panel installation and termination, installing jacks, cable testing and troubleshooting, safety and customer service.

Last year’s SkillsUSA New Hampshire winner, Patrick Keefe Jr. of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, won the gold medal at the SkillsUSA national competition and was recognized as the best in the nation for telecommunication by SkillsUSA. Patrick is now attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, studying networking and communications.

SkillsUSA New Hampshire is a state association of SkillsUSA, and consists of 6 regions with over 32 local chapters with a membership of about 800. The SkillsUSA New Hampshire Contest includes competitions in over 40 categories, from advertising design to welding. Winners at the state level go on to the national competition. For more information, please visit skillsusanh.org.

SkillsUSA is a national organization whose mission is to prepare high school and college students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. SkillsUSA includes local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills, and vocational schools have an opportunity to showcase their programs. For more information, please visit skillsusa.org.


GEM_Logo4/19/15: Connectivity Point is Going the Extra Mile again in 2015!

This year, we will support five beneficiaries during our 2nd annual Going the Extra Mile campaign.

The nonprofit organizations that will benefit from this year’s program are: Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, Cancer Community Center, Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Safe Kids Maine and The Sisters Wish. This year’s selections were made from a brief application process as well as suggestions from our employees.

For every mile driven by our technicians, we will donate a penny to that organization. The campaign will continue through 2015, with a final donation planned for the end of the year.

Learn more about our beneficiaries and track their progress here.


SkillsNH_March2015_024/6/2015: CPDI sponsors SkillsNH 
Connectivity Point was proud to sponsor the SkillsUSA New Hampshire Contest, held March 13–20, 2015, in Portsmouth, N.H. CPDI hosted the Telecommunications Cabling portion of the event. Partnering with Chatsworth and CommScope, CPDI donates product and funds which support competition materials and help to pay the winner’s travel expenses for the national competition. Connectivity Point is pleased to be involved in this worthwhile event and to partner with students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

SkillsUSA is a national organization whose mission is to prepare high school and college students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. SkillsUSA includes local, state and national competitions in which students sign up to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills, and vocational schools have an opportunity to showcase their programs. FMI: skillsusa.org.


3/26/15: CPDI to sponsor Safe Passage 5K SafePassage
Connectivity Point will once again sponsor the Safe Passage 5K to be held May 3, 2015, at Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine. Safe Passage was founded by Hanley Denning, a native of Yarmouth, Maine, to help the children working in and around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage provides nutrition, healthcare and education to over 550 children living in extreme poverty. Hanley Denning died in tragically in a car accident in 2007, but her dream lives on through Safe Passage and its supporters. Learn more at: safepassage.org/5k


Audra and Staci of Safe Voices accept a donation from Connectivity Point President, Doug Watt.

3/4/2015: Extra Mile beneficiaries receive donations 
Connectivity Point recently presented our Going the Extra Mile beneficiaries with some well deserved donations. Representatives from Safe Voices, Autism Society of Maine and SeniorsPlus visited our Auburn office and received a donation of $1,000 from CPDI President, Doug Watt. These groups go the extra mile every day and we are happy to support them!

To learn more about our Going the Extra Mile program Click here.


IMG_339010/15/2014: Can Van visits CPDI 
Meredith Manning and the Q97.9 Can Van made a stop at CPDI to pick up our donation to their Cans for a Cure event.

Learn more about Cans for a Cure on the Q97.9 website.

 

 


9/22/2014: CPDI lends a hand at Dempsey Challenge

DempseyChallenge_logoConnectivity Point Design and Installation is once again supporting the Dempsey Challenge, scheduled for September 27 & 28, 2014, in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. Connectivity Point technicians assist at the event site with network cabling for the registration area, as well as the video systems which will collect footage for promotions and finish line photos.

The Dempsey Challenge is a fundraising event which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. The two-day event is comprised of cycling and run/walk events, plus much more. The Dempsey Center provides high-quality education, support and wellness services to patients, survivors and caregivers. FMI: www.dempseycenter.org


GEM_Logo3/24/14: Going The Extra Mile Kick-Off
We are excited to launch our charitable campaign that will benefit some great organizations.  For every mile driven in 2014 by our fleet, CPDI will donate a penny to one of five beneficiary organizations chosen by our employees.  To learn more, click here.


United Way logo12/31/13: United Way Campaign Wraps Up
Connectivity Point’s 2013 United Way campaign has closed. The United Way, which supports health and human service non-profits and supplies the majority of funding for many critical community services, enables employees to contribute via payroll deduction. Employees are able to direct their contribution to a specific non-profit agency or to a specific geography. As company we support the efforts of the United Way to help those in need and are proud of all our employees that choose to contribute, whether thru the United Way or other means.


12/16/13: CPDI Charitable Holiday Donation
We want to thank all of our generous employees who contributed to the “CPDI Layaway Angels”, and thank Mell and Michelle for suggesting it. Together, as a company, employees were able to donate $540 to help others make the holiday season a little less stressful.


BBBS11/1/13: Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Connectivity Point contributed equipment and professional services to install a new telephone system for the BB/BS office in Portland Maine. The total value of the contribution exceeded $5,400.



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