Making a difference is how we do business.

We know that it’s not just customers that make up a community. Other businesses, local organizations, and a network of neighbors all contribute to the health of the place we call home, and helping to build and maintain a healthy community has always been a priority at Microcom. Over the years, we’ve worked with a number of local and national organizations to help bolster our community’s foundation, and we continue to seek out new ways to promote growth and change every day. If we’re not making a difference, we’re not doing our jobs right, and we encourage everyone to join us in our continued support of our community.

We’re proud to support these local and national organizations!

APU Nordic Ski Center

Anchorage Nordic Skiing Assn.

The Alaska Zoo

Sierra Club

Fur Rondy

Anchorage Concert ASSN.

Council for Tlingit & Haida of AK

Friends of Pets


Hope Center Soup Kitchen

Seeds of Change


Alaska Healing Hearts

Covenant House Alaska

Alaska Run for Women

Safe Kids

Community Service Updates

Donation: Bristol Heights

Bristol Heights Bristol Heights is an Assisted Living Facility near our Coeur d'Alene office. Our team there wanted to do something nice for the residents and decided to set up some care packages for the residents. We were able to donate items such as paint kits, colored pencil sets, playing cards, coloring books, and puzzles, puzzle…

Community Involvement: Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights 17 years ago, a group comprised of members of the staff at the Shipman Ltd. office, came up with an idea to put on a Christmas parade for the community. This year's theme was back to the future! Microcom has participated for years, and we're not stopping now! Kaimi, Kaleo, and Michaela…

Donation: Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan's Purse Now that the holidays are approaching, our Hilo team decided to sponsor two children from the Samaritan’s Purse as part of Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to give to children in disaster areas while also spreading the word of Jesus Christ. After sharing the story of the Good…

Donation: Kootenai Humane Society

Kootenai Humane Society Our Idaho team donated 2 packs of Lysol Wipes, 1200 count wipes, (2) 14lb Kitty Chow, (4) 24 count Cat Food, (4) Fancy Feast Cat Food, (2) 50lb Bags of Dog Food, and 10 bags of Pellets to the Kootenai Humane Society to help with the animals in need at their shelter.

Volunteering: Thanksgiving Blessing

Thanksgiving Blessing at the Alaska Food Bank Our AR team, Radost, Konstantina, and Lea participated in the Food Bank of Alaska's Thanksgiving Blessing on November 22nd! They were "personal shoppers" who filled boxes of food chosen by those in need this Thanksgiving. 

Donation: School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive We were able to do another school supply drive for Wonder Park Elementary. We sold 34 bread bowls of chili and chowder to our team in Anchorage with muffins, drinks, and strudel. With the proceeds we were able to raise, we fill 50 backpacks with supplies such as hand sanitizer, crayons, tissues, folders,…

Volunteering: Alaska Food Bank

Box Build Our Admin ladies, Andrea and Lea, spent 3 hours volunteering at the Alaska Food Bank building boxes of food for those in need during this pandemic.

Volunteering: Street Clean-Up

Street Clean-Up Before the snow hit the ground, our team decided to get one last street clean-up in. Six of our employees spent an hour cleaning up all the litter on the street near our office.

Volunteering: Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change Sandra, Cody and Michelle volunteered at the Alaska Seeds of Change harvesting lettuce and herbs in ASC's hydroponic garden. They spent 4 hours preparing, cleaning and packing the veggies and also cleaned the facility so it is ready for operation next morning.

Donation: ASPCA

ASPCA Not only do we try to help people in need, but homeless animals in our community as well. Multiple times throughout the year, we donate bags of dog food, cat food, cat litter, and treats for the animals in need at ASPCA!

Donation: Kids Don’t Float Life Jackets

Kids Don't Float Every summer, our Anchorage team replenishes the life jackets found at KDF stations throughout town. Shown is Westchester Lagoon, a very popular lake in town where many perform water activities and providing these life jackets ensure safety for those participating.

Donation: Mothers Day Gift

Senior Activities Our fantastic Idaho office created these cute baskets together for Mother's Day for a local senior assisted living home, Bristol Heights Assisted Living Facility. The buildings have activity rooms where residents can mingle and do all sorts of activities. Naomi, our Sales Manager, wanted to get stimulating gifts such as crossword puzzles, drawing materials,…

Volunteering: Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day Car Wash Our Fairbanks office decided to take advantage of the sunshine by throwing a car wash for Red Nose Day! Since their office is located in a large parking lot, they were able to clean some big rigs. The technicians, admin and warehouse got to do something a little different from…

Volunteering: February Activities

February DISH Cares This month we had a few activities we were able to participate in. Our Anchorage and Hilo teams participated in the Alaska Food Bank (packing boxes of food for hand-out), Walk for Warmth (raising funds for utility bills), RMH Pizza Donation (lunch for the staff) & Relay for Life in Hilo! Trying to…

Donation: Seeds of Change Lunches

Feeding Our Local Youth AK Seeds of Change is part of the ACMHS Transition Age Youth Continuum of Services. Its mission is two-fold: To engage, empower and employ at-risk youth and to provide locally grown crops in Anchorage. AK Seeds will decrease our reliance on imported food by offering fresh produce year-round and assist youth…

Donation: Presbyterian Hospitality House Blankets

Blankets for Youth Presbyterian Hospitality House works to correct the problems of Alaska’s troubled youth and families so that they may contribute to the social and financial well being of their community. They operate nine family-style residential treatment centers in the Fairbanks and Mat-Su areas and provide community-based treatment by involvement with public schools, community agencies, civil…

Donation: Troops Abroad

Supporting our Troops Overseas Military care packages deliver a welcome piece of home to service members while they’re away. They usually contain the most requested items, hygiene kits, snacks, or any sort of taste of home. Being overseas during the holidays can be especially hard since family and friends are absent. Microcom employs veterans as…

Fundraiser: Aloha ‘Ilio Rescue

Aloha 'Ilio Rescue Blanket Drive Our Hawaii Microcom team did a fundraiser in December for Aloha 'Ilio Rescue, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the rates of euthanasia and overpopulation of homeless dogs on the Big Island! They donated 2 sheets, 7 blankets, 12 tea towels, 40 towels, and two gift cards. These donations are…

Community Involvement: Road Side Clean-Up

Road Side Clean-Up Beside the City Wide Clean-Up that Microcom participates in, we also adopted the road beside our building to make sure we're doing our part to keep the city clean! Since we're all social distancing, it seemed like a great outdoor activity to keep our DISH Cares program going non-stop. We appreciate our…

Fundraiser: Krispy Kreme Drive

Krispy Kreme Drive Our Hawaii Microcom team raised funds for domestic violence victims by selling boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts! They bought a total of 50 boxes, pre-sold 39, and sold the last 11 in-store the morning the boxes were brought in. A total of $238.02 was raised and used to buy 16 sets of…

Community Involvement: Alaska Run for Women

Alaska Run for Women The Alaska Run for Women unites thousands of women from all over Alaska and beyond in one of the largest all-women runs in the country. The ultimate goal? End breast cancer! Microcom has been participating in this walk for years and usually has a team for decoration the port-a-potty. Unfortunately, since…

Community Involvement: Roadside Clean-Up

Team Talkin' Trash! Alaska is a beautiful state, and we aim to keep it that way! Each year the Anchorage Chamber encourages businesses and individuals around Anchorage to pick up trash, which they will provide bags to whoever needs them. You can deposit these bags for free at the local Solid Waste Services, to make…

Donation: Seeds of Change Lunches

Feeding Our Local Youth AK Seeds of Change is part of the ACMHS Transition Age Youth Continuum of Services. Its mission is two-fold: To engage, empower and employ at-risk youth and to provide locally grown crops in Anchorage. AK Seeds will decrease our reliance on imported food by offering fresh produce year-round and assist youth…

Volunteer Day: Downtown Soup Kitchen of Anchorage

Downtown Soup Kitchen of Anchorage The Downtown Soup Kitchen began over 30 years ago in a garage, fueled by a vision to share the love of God with Anchorage's homeless. Operating out of a little red house on 4th Avenue, they provided nearly 300 cups of soup each day to homeless and low-income families. addition, they…

Donation Drive: ARC

Animal Rescue Collective Donation DISH Cares values the support of our communities, even if they're not right in our backyard; community is global, and with the theme this quarter being disaster relief, we decided to help with the fires burning in Australia. These fires have destroyed millions of acres of land and claimed billions of…

Donation: Veteran Smart Home

Veteran Receives Total Smart Home System Microcom teamed up with DISH to donate a total smart home system to a local veteran to honor him and his service. We are hopeful that our donation helps improve his life in many ways! Microcom reached out to Alaska Healing Hearts, a national organization offering year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for…

Community Involvement: Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays We had an amazing end-of-year DISH Cares! Microcom wanted to finish the year with hope in our hearts and smiles in our community. Here's a list of what we accomplished! We are so proud of our employees for all they did this year and we're excited to start a new year…

Community Involvement: Polar Plunge

The Power of the Plunge The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy water of Goose Lake. To participate, each individual must raise a minimum $750! Microcom thought this worthy and daring event was just the thing to end our year…

Community Involvement: Breakfast for First Responders

Our Idaho office wanted to get in on all the DISH Cares action! Last month we were celebrating our local First Responders - and the team jumped on the opportunity to help our their local Dispatchers. Dispatchers answer calls and are a critical part of saving lives every day. Naomi and her team stopped by the…

Community Involvement: Alaska Heart Run

Microcom employees got their jogging shoes on to support the 2019 Alaska Heart Run! Participating in the run helps raise awareness for the American Heart Associations need for funding and support. All money raised at the Heart Run will benefit the American Heart Association and will fund research and community programs that help to fight cardiovascular…

Volunteer Day: Seeds of Change

AK Seeds of Change is part of the ACMHS Transition Age Youth Continuum of Services. Its mission is two-fold: To engage, empower and employ at-risk youth and to provide locally grown crops in Anchorage. AK Seeds will decrease our reliance on imported food by offering fresh produce year-round and assist youth in developing vocational skills…