Texas Federal Services
Hooked for Life, Kids Gone Fish’n. MAXIMUS supported the Hooked for Life event, where more than 4,000 children from the Rio Grande Valley came to learn the sport and joy of fishing.
Texas Enrollment Support Services
The MAXIMUS Activities Committees were formed by employees throughout our project offices in Texas to participate in numerous charitable activities and events. Our Texas employees possess an overwhelming interest in assisting their fellow Texans from all walks of life. They are involved in ongoing volunteer projects, community and charitable events, and disaster relief efforts.
- Austin Meals on Wheels and More. Our employees deliver groceries to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in southeast Austin through the Meals on Wheels and More program. Teams of volunteers deliver meals during their lunch breaks, with the goal of nourishing and enriching the lives of the homebound and other people in need.
- Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Once a month, an employee-organized group in Austin delivers food and other donated materials to low-income communities. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a certified non-profit that strives to provide food, clothing and dignity to the homeless and working poor.
- Blood and Bone Marrow Drives. Our Athens, Austin, Midland and San Antonio offices participate in regular blood drives with regional blood centers. In particular, the Athens office works with the National Marrow Donor Program to encourage employees to join the national registry. In 2008, the Athens site donated 108 units of blood and received an honorable mention award from Carter Blood Care.
Community and Charitable Events
- Adopt a Family with the Christmas Guild. A unit from one of Austin’s call centers adopted a family for the holidays, providing gifts for a nine year-old girl and her single mother.
- Salvation Army. Outreach Counselors in Region 4/5N rang bells for Salvation Army donations.
- Shop with a Cop. The El Paso Outreach Team participated in a local event called "Shop with a Cop" to allow disadvantaged children to go on a shopping spree with local police officers.
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Several groups in Austin raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by hosting bake sales, ice cream events, and selling jeans passes.
- Toys for Tots. Midland employees held a drive for the Salvation Army’s "Toys for Tots" program.
- Walk Texas. Austin employees participated in the Walk Texas 10-week challenge with the City of Austin. Teams tracked exercise activities lasting 10 minutes or longer and won bronze, silver, or gold medals from the city.
- West Texas Food Bank. The Midland team (MAXIMUS, Image API and TX HHSC staff) collected 3,000 food items that filled 50 boxes as part of a local food drive.
Disaster Relief Efforts
When Hurricanes Dolly and Ike hit the Texas coast in 2008, our Texas employees volunteered their time to come to the aid of their fellow citizens. Through an "all hands" effort, Call Center employees and management, joined by Quality Control, CHIP, TX Health and Human Services Commission, and the Special Escalation Unit Teams worked together to take applications for Texans in need.
Our Texas CHIP Operations processed more than 1,300 applications that helped families get insurance coverage. Eligibility Services Call Centers received a record number of calls from hurricane victims and over half of their Customer Care Representatives volunteered to work extra hours. Our San Antonio Operations staff expedited more than 5,000 Hurricane Food Stamp applications each day.
Employees in Texas helped in their communities through charities or neighborhood groups; several employees traveled to some of the worst hit areas to provide food and support to those hit hardest by this disaster. A Company-wide initiative allowed all employees to contribute donations toward hurricane relief efforts and MAXIMUS ultimately donated approximately $20,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank.