ClearShark Participates in Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family Program

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As part of their commitment to the local community and to military appreciation, ClearShark participated in the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program, sponsoring 37 military families and helping them have a memorable and magical holiday.

Some of the ClearShark Sharks wrapping presents for the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program.

These families deserve to have a great holiday, and I’m so glad we could help. This has been such a fulfilling project; I’m so happy to work for a company that values the community like ClearShark does!

The winter holidays are a magical time for families: gifts for children, delicious dinners for the whole family, and hopefully, quality time with loved ones. Too often though, money is tight and celebrating these holidays with gusto is impossible or hugely stressful. This can hit military families especially hard, with budgets often being tight or parents occasionally being deployed.

This year, ClearShark, a small IT sales company based in Hanover, MD, decided to help make the holiday season a little less stressful for some of these military families by participating in the Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family program. The Soldier’s Angels Adopt-A-Family program helps give these families the kind of Christmas or other holiday celebration that they deserve. With this program, volunteers learn about the families, purchase gifts for the children, and provide a holiday meal for these military families.

ClearShark sponsored 37 families this year, purchasing gifts for 109 children and their parents and providing each family with a holiday meal. Twenty-seven of these families were in DC/Maryland/Virginia, while the 10 other families were in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, West Virginia, and Florida. Twenty-five ClearShark employees and management volunteered to shop for these families, coordinate a holiday meal, wrap presents, and deliver the gifts.

“These families deserve to have a great holiday, and I’m so glad we could help. This has been such a fulfilling project; I’m so happy to work for a company that values the community like ClearShark does!” said Mary Beth O’Hern, Senior Inside Sales Representative at ClearShark.

ClearShark is an IT solutions provider and a 2014 and 2015 Inc. 5000 company, partnering with industry-leading innovators to deliver the best overall enterprise storage, cybersecurity, virtualization, high performance computing, and datacenter and cloud infrastructure solutions. Just as importantly, local community involvement plays a vital role in the ClearShark mission. ClearShark is involved with many local charities and events, and is a partner of several high school athletic departments in Anne Arundel County. ClearShark is also a partner of University of Maryland Athletics, presenting the Military Appreciation men's basketball game, and is a proud sponsor of the Across the Bay 10k kids' race, the ClearShark Shark Sprint.

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