HBK in Cedar Rapids took part in their annual "Window Wonderland" contest where small businesses decorate their front windows in the spirit of the holiday season. The contest begins on "Small Business Saturday", the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in an effort to promote a sense of community and support the local economy. HBK's window display was a crowd favorite last year and this year they are back to defend their title!
This holiday season, HBK has sponsored a family from Erie House in order to fundraise Christmas gifts and necessary household items for the designated parents and children. HBK Employees, along with their family members, spent time at the Erie House wrapping station to help wrap and package donated gifts for other families to put under their tree this Christmas. Thank you to everyone who came out and made such a great IMPACT!
On Saturday, December 8th, HBK attended and sponsored the JDRF One Dream Gala and their mission to turn Type One to Type None. Proceeds from the evening went towards funding valuable research and treatment options for the over 30 million people living in the US with Type One Diabetes.
On Sunday, December 16th, HBK employees handed out hats, scarves, blankets, and other winter necessities to groups of homeless individuals in the Chicago Loop area. The employees, along with family and friends, handed out items donated at our HBK Oak Brook office over the past few weeks and were able to gift items to over 60 people. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drive and the delivery, way to make an impact!
HBK attended and sponsored the annual HACIA holiday party at the East Bank Club. HACIA, otherwise known as the “Hispanic American Construction Industry Association", works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses. ” HBK was happy to be a sponsor of such a worthwhile organization!
On Wednesday, December 5th HBK hosted a Job Shadow Day for a group of students from Chicago Public School's Career and Technical Education program. The students spent the morning working side by side with our employees, while gaining experience to help them make their next steps in their educational and professional journey.
Our HBK offices in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Maryland put on a Holiday Food Drive benefitting local organizations, Philadelphia's Philabundance and the Iowa City Crisis Center, during the month of December resulting in over 150lbs+ donated to local shelters! Donations will benefit each organization in order to provide support for countless individuals in need. Thank you to everyone who donated and spread the holiday spirit!