We proudly support the following organizations:
American Cancer Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Every year Festo employees join thousands of other survivors and supporters for breast cancer research by joining their annual breast cancer walk to raise money for research and development. Including increasing breast cancer awareness among unreached populations through: improved access to community programs and services, expanded programs that facilitate access to early detection, American Cancer Society visitation and support programs including training or educational efforts for breast health.
Long Island Blood Services
Festo employees generously participate in the NY Blood Center Blood Drives throughout the year bringing life saving blood to local hospitals. The New York Blood Center (NYBC) works in partnership with the business community, colleges, civic organizations, religious groups and caring individuals to provide much of the blood that is collected in the New York region.
FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST inspires in young people, their schools and communities an appreciation of science and technology, and of how mastering these can enrich the lives of all. Corporate America provides economic and professional support to FIRST. Many Fortune 500 companies have significantly helped FIRST grow and are committed to its continued progress. Government organizations such as NASA are key partners in this worthwhile cause. FIRST represents a cooperative team effort by students, teachers, communities, corporations, and our government.
Hauppauge Industrial Association and the Long Island Association
Festo is an active member in the HIA and LIA and regularly participates in social and economic activities with local schools, business and government agencies to secure the economic and environmental outlook for Long Island.
Skills USA–VICA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.
Every holiday Festo employees contribute new toys for needy children in our area to bring joy to the less fortunate. The Toys for Tots organization helps needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of our nation's most valuable natural resource - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; to contribute to better communities in the future.
Festo is a proud sponsor of the United Way organization and is dedicated to helping children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families, promoting self-sufficiency, building vital and safe neighborhoods and supporting vulnerable and aging populations.
Long Island Cruizin' for a Cure
Festo proudly supports and provided the site for Long Island Cruizin' for a Cure 2007, an antique and classic car show to raise money for prostate cancer research. In it’s first year (2006) the event raised $21,000 that has been donated to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for prostate cancer research here on Long Island. The PSA screening done at the 2006 event resulted in detection of one possible case of prostate cancer.