Standard Gives Back
Helping others is important to us –that’s why we’ve been doing it for over 30 years.
Standard has maintained a long tradition of quietly giving back to the communities it serves and to causes and issues that improve the public wellbeing. In doing so it has elected to focus on (1) educational programs and institutions, both public and private; (2) select local organizations providing critical assistance to those in need; and (3) to promoting youth entrepreneurship training.
Each year Standard contributes cash as well as products to several private elementary and high schools, and to one private university program.
Standard provides product and cash gifts to a number of local philanthropic organizations in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. One notable case is our donation of basic household furnishings for 24 needy households through A Wider Circle. It responds to domestic and international crises by contributing to the work of organizations like the Red Cross and ADRA.
For the past 12 years, Standard has been a strong supporter of institutions and activities for youth entrepreneurship and innovation training. In the US, management supports and directly participates in the international college/university-based entrepreneurship program, Enactus. In 2019 Standard’s principal served as a judge in the Enactus regional competitions among student entrepreneurs.
An even larger commitment to youth entrepreneurship is its founding of the Morris Entrepreneurship Center at Northern Caribbean University. Now 12 years old, that Center has sponsored college students in the invention of products, some now on the market, and in participating in major international entrepreneurship competitions. In 2018 its team won the world championship of the International Business Model Competition with over 100 participating teams from around the world.
We seek to do our part in improving the human condition when and where we can.