Nurturing the community that sustains us.
As a company, Interstate Specialty Products is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we touch. Our corporate giving is focused on programs that foster education, the arts, public health, and civic growth—and our employees are proud to be active in many local charities and organizations.
Some of the groups we support include:
The CASA Project
The CASA Project, a member of the National CASA Association, recruits, screens and trains community volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), also known as Guardians ad Litem (GAL). Appointed by judges to help on the most heart-breaking cases in the foster care system, CASAs help abused and neglected children navigate the Worcester County Juvenile Courts, one child or sibling group at a time.
Worcester Art Museum
For more than a century, the Worcester Art Museum has been the cultural Mecca of Central Massachusetts, providing enjoyable and enriching art experiences for the benefit of all. The Museum is acclaimed for the quality of its collections, which span 5,000 years. In its galleries, the history of human creativity comes to life in antiquities, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, decorative arts and contemporary works.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts seeks to create a vibrant cultural destination, bringing world-class theatre, music and entertainment events to central Massachusetts.
American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
The Jimmy Fund
Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health.
Pan Mass Challenge
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors.
The 15-40 Connection is an emerging national organization committed to raising awareness about the life-saving advantage of early cancer detection. They empower individuals to take personal responsibility for their health, check themselves for cancer, and take assertive action in response to persistent health changes.