Ellumen is working with Crisfield Clinic in Crisfield, MD to help bring better internet connectivity to rural and underserved populations that are limited by factors such as socioeconomic or geographic limitations. In conjunction with Dr. Kerry Palakanis, The Ellumen Team is bridging the gap between the Crisfield community and access to technology that delivers health care from a distance, or telemedicine. Ellumen seeks to engage providers and patients and incorporate broad community concerns with the rural community as a whole. Ellumen strives to help of telecommunications technology not only to make a difference in Crisfield, but to lay the groundwork to achieve better care for other underserved and rural communities all over the U.S.
Salvation Army - Angel Tree
Angel tree matches Ellumen with children from qualified families unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. Every year Ellumen picks Angel Tags for both boys and girls for our employees and board members to choose from. Collaboratively, our staff and board provide at least 3 new gifts to each Angel from their wish list. This special tradition allows us to form a personal connection with children in the community through our sponsorship. The Angel Tree Program is a wonderful opportunity for our employees to give back to the community in a fun and heartwarming way.
The Children's Inn at NIH
The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health provides a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Ellumen, Inc. is a proud supporter of The Children’s Inn and is happy to have again sponsored a table at their annual charity auction in early 2014. As a Green Room Sponsor, Ellumen, Inc. supports The Children’s Inn in their mission to provide excellent medical care, as well as care for the hearts, souls, and spirits of the children who stay there. Children travel from across the country and around the world to receive groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. They stay here with their families in the healing environment that the Children’s Inn provides while receiving innovative treatments.
U.S. Marine Corps - Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Ellumen contributes to Toys for Tots by collecting new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December, which are then distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. This important program allows Ellumen and its employees to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources—our children. Each year Ellumen strives to contribute more than the last for to the annual toy collection and distribution campaign, and we typically gather at least two boxes full of toys. Toys for Tots provides us with an opportunity to contribute to bettering communities, investing in the future, and spreading the joy of Christmas.
In October 2013, the Ellumen staff volunteered their web design and development skills, information assurance (IA) services, and security talents to develop a web-based application, a suite of interactive tools, and a Sharepoint site for the non-profit VETSports, Inc. VETSports, Inc. is an agency focused on helping wounded warriors achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health after service through community involvement, sports, and physical activity. The Ellumen staff was able to leverage their experience and expertise supporting Federal healthcare agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and DoD, to develop an agile solution for VETSports that is currently used by 200K plus Veteran users, as well as VETSports administrators. Ellumen was proud to have collaborated with VETSports, Inc. and support them in the important work that they do building programs for veterans across the nation to enable access to sports, provide a positive and active lifestyle, and offer opportunities to be a part of team when it is most needed.