That means more than just the technology-oriented solutions and services we provide to clients.
It also means upholding a soul-deep, long-standing commitment to give back to the communities we serve and to help the next generation grow and succeed. PSL co-founders Veronise and James McGriff are determined to see PSL serve as a positive force for good and a blessing for others.
And just as our reputation for delivering exemplary technology solutions raises the bar on standards of service excellence, we aim to elevate the well-being of the communities we help – and we invite other organizations to do the same.
Peniel Solutions, LLC takes an active role in helping the community through its Charitable Contributions Committee, as well as, through pro-bono consulting work. As a firm, PSL upholds a giving strategy that reflects our core values. PSL endeavors to find organizations to establish long-term, meaningful relationships. PSL’s primary thrust is to educate and promote the success of young people, and to direct the largest share of our giving to organizations that address these issues. Additionally, PSL donates generously to churches and organizations that support the betterment of society
PSL’s Vision of Giving Embraces Diverse Communities and Causes.
PSL is blessed to have the resources and standing to partner with many wonderful organizations and to donate to many worthy causes.
From the American Cancer Society for the Pink Ribbon Classic to the Hope Water Project to make clean water available to communities in Kenya, from Neveragain.org – a consortium of technology companies working to protect vulnerable populations globally from violent humanitarian crises – to fundraising for Cross Keys High School here in Atlanta, we tackle educational initiatives, health care needs, and community development opportunities both around the world and around the corner.
Here are two of our favorite examples.
Making “Dreams Work” for Disadvantaged Kids in Nicaragua
As a former educator herself prior to founding PSL, Veronise enthusiastically supports initiatives that celebrate and elevate educational opportunities. PSL encountered an opportunity to help students at a day school run by LifeLink International – a not-for-profit missions organization that fights poverty through education, health care, community development and vocational training – in a poor community in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua.
These are kids who may live in shacks with dirt floors yet greet each day with a smile on their face and a love of learning, as they await the gates of their day school to open. The school – which opened with a little over 100 students but now hosts over 430 – offers the first exposure to an elementary education many of these kids, or their families, have ever had.
By providence, PSL was upgrading our employee computers when we learned that this school desperately needed new learning equipment. Our founders immediately seized on this opportunity to donate the used equipment.
The students themselves were delighted, glorying in their ability to see words typed into the computers then printed out for them to take home. As LifeLink said when explaining the impact of the equipment on students, “Teamwork makes dreams work.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Using Real-World Equipment to Help College Students Realize Their Dreams
Locally, Gwinnett Technical College has spent decades providing education and training focused on its mission of providing “real-world education for real-world jobs [to] help you gain the knowledge you need to realize your dreams.”
When PSL began upgrading its data center and moving more infrastructure to the cloud, it left our organization with an enormous inventory of computer equipment – over six figures’ worth. One of our own support staff is an alumnus of GTC and spotted an immediate opportunity for PSL to fulfill its goals of supporting education in the local community and to support GTC’s own mission.
Angie Woo, chair of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, helped us to understand the impact of this donation. “Your gift [provides] students with the opportunity to obtain a college education without incurring some of the financial hardships that often accompany earning a degree,” she wrote.
These Examples are Just the Start. At PSL, Service Never Stops
In addition to our organizational donations and good works, PSL encourages its staff to participate. We have contributed to mission trips and similar volunteer work, and we give each employee a paid day each year to volunteer at any 501(c)(3) organization.
Altogether, at PSL “service” isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s an everlasting promise.