The character of a company is defined by its leadership and its employees. We are all be proud to be employees of Carolina Office Systems. Our dedicated staff and executive leadership have been involved in the community in each of our locations, and our employees have spent their time volunteering for multiple organizations. We have promoted and supported multiple organizations throughout the year.

We are proud that we have the ability and we accept the responsibility to help our community!

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Carolina Office Systems is proud to continue our support for Autism Speaks and their Light It Up Blue campaign!

Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts a person’s ability to communicate and socialize. Individuals with autism often have repetitive behaviors and debilitating medical issues.

Did you know…
• Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the US
• 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
• More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined
• On average autism costs a family $60K per year
• Less than 1% of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding goes to autism research
• Autism Speaks has committed more than $550 million to it’s mission, the majority in science and medical research.
For more information go to www.AutismSpeaks.org/LIUB
#LIUB

Toys for Tots

Carolina Office Systems partnered up with Toys For Tots this holiday season. In addition to collecting toys in all of our branches we raised $2500.00 in donations for Toys For Tots.

Avondale 5K

Carolina Office Systems was a proud Sponsor of The Avondale 5K. All of the proceeds of this race go toward helping the Charles Webb Center and the Disabilities Board Foundation. This one event helped raise money for those special needs children and adults who can’t help themselves.

Light The Night Fund Raiser

Carolina Office Systems is a proud sponsor of the “The Light the Night” fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help the fight against cancer. In addition, we were honored to have Buck come by our office and share with us his story of survival. Buck is a true inspiration to us all.

For more information about “The Light the Night” fund raiser click on the link: http://www.lightthenight.org/

Charlotte Food Bank

On September 3rd, 2010 – Carolina Office Systems had the opportunity to participate in helping the Charlotte Food Bank process donated items for families in need. The Charlotte Food Bank distributes items to 28+ participating organizations in the Charlotte area. Over 26 pallets of food and non-food items are received on a daily basis so they rely of volunteer help every day. A number of sales personnel from the Statesville and Charlotte office volunteered their time to help this fantastic organization. “It was a great time” said one of the volunteers. This is just a start for Carolina Office Systems; we plan on continuing our involvement with the Food Bank and other great social community programs. Our philosophy at Carolina Office Systems has always been a giving organization – ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We all look forward to the next event…

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

In May of 2010 Carolina Office Systems participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Carolina Office Corporate office did just that – coming together with a team of 10, sponsoring luncheons, having a yard sale, selling “Hope” bracelets, and asking for donations from family and friends

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Carolina Office Systems held “Pink Day” on October 15th, 2009. The COS family donned pink ribbons, assorted apparel and made a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of those affected by breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, “The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than one in eight. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.” We are fortunate to know that our own Wanda Furches, Celeste Feimster, and Maggie Harris are a part of that 2½ million having fought and won their own personal battles. In addition, our three ladies were interviewed and highlighted on the front page of the local Statesville Record & Landmark newspaper. We are so very proud of them and their courageous attitudes and thanks to everyone for participating in “Pink Day” and supporting a worthy cause.