OLS believes in giving back to our local community through volunteer activities and corporate donations. We take great pride in supporting socially responsible causes and have made a personal ongoing commitment to serve our community. Our employees make a difference by committing their time and money to enrich the quality of life in our community.
May 6, 2015
We learned a lot about our local community when we volunteered at Manna Food Bank in Gaithersburg, Md last year. Manna Food Bank is a small food pantry that services approximately 40,000 families in the Montgomery County annually and provides take home meals for roughly 2,400 county students every weekend. While volunteering at Manna’s warehouse, we helped with inspecting, sorting, and organizing food donations for different segments of the community.
May 20, 2015
Last summer, KABOOM! partnered with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and the Marriott Foundation to build a playground for formerly homeless kids in the Gaithersburg area. KABOOM! is a national non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of all kids through play, especially those growing up in poverty in America. For this build, the OLS team joined more than 200 local volunteers to help transform an apartment complex back lot into a family friendly landscape – playground, picnic areas, and bike racks, and more – in only six hours! KABOOM! has built almost 2000 playgrounds across the country and we were very excited to be a part of the first in Montgomery County.
October 10, 2015
For the second year in a row, OLS participated in an industry Chili Cook-off supporting the Race for Hope DC. The team cooked two crockpots full of delicious chili, judged in four different categories. In 2015, the OLS team received two medals for Overall Choice and Most Original. Unfortunately this year, we didn’t take home any medals, but we will get them back next year!
July 20, 2015 & January 5, 2016
On an ongoing basis, the OLS representatives volunteer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Children’s Inn in Bethesda. Often teaming up with the Potomac Eye Surgeons, our time is spent preparing and serving home cooked meals for the children and their families staying at the hospitality house, while receiving medical treatment.
In the aftermath of the flooding in Louisiana, OLS joined a few local friends in collecting and shipping cleaning supplies, baby supplies, and emergency supplies to families in the affected areas.
November 14, 2017
OLS joined Bendler & Company to prepare and serve a delicious lunch to over 100 attendees at Shepherd’s Table in Silver Spring, MD. Since 1983 Shepherd’s Table has been providing homeless and in need individuals with basic services including meals, social services, medical support, clothing and other assistance. Our team enjoyed this time to give back and reconnect with our neighborhood.
2018 – Quarterly Pledge
After spending the day with Bendler & Company at Shepherd’s Table last year, OLS has committed ourselves to be quarterly Bright Meal sponsors for 2018! Our first day was a great success, serving piping hot chicken wings, roasted potatoes, carrots and cheesecake to the attendees. In the spring we prepared turkey and roast beef panini sanwiches, with tater tots, steamed vegetables and dessert. Then in the summer philly cheesetakes, french fries, green beans, and dessert were on the menu.
OLS is a proud supporter of the Quince Orchard High School Booster Club since 2014 and SPORTS PLUS since 2015!