HBKers were pleased to attend the Girls in the Game 27th Anniversary Field of Dreams Gala at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Through sports, health and leadership programs, Girls in the Game instills the confidence, motivation and belief that no goal participants set for themselves is too high. The evening included powerful testimonials from senior high school girls who had benefitted from the program, a large silent auction, and a guest fundraiser.
In recognition of Volunteer Week and Earth Day Week, HBK had a strong showing in the DuPage County Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up. Twelve volunteers came out on a rainy afternoon to pick up debris on 31st Street between Jorie Blvd. and S. York Road in Oak Brook.
HBKers from the Philadelphia office helped beautify their community by assisting the Schuylkill River Development Corporation with landscaping projects along the Schuylkill Riverbank. They cut away dead/overgrown plants to allow for regrowth, collected seeds for propagation, weeded, cleared vines from walkway barriers, and relocated gravel collected from the recent river flooding to level the ground along the side paths runners use.
HBKers baked dozens of chocolate chip cookies for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides families with a free place to stay while a child undergoes hospital treatment. Volunteers support the effort by providing meals and snacks. HBK is proud to assist this community partner in locations throughout the United States.
HBK employees in Lake Mary enjoyed assembling hygiene kits for the non-profit organization Clean the World. The kits included toothbrushes, soap and toothpaste for distribution to needy individuals through non-profit organizations promoting health and welfare. They are looking forward to participating in an event at Clean the World’s warehouse in Orlando.
HBK runners took in the beauty of Valley Forge National History Park in the RevRun 10k. The park is a staple of the Philadelphia area, serving the community as an educational and recreational space. Our employees were proud to participate in this challenging and beneficial event. The race proceeds support the enhancement of the park and preservation of the historical monuments.
HBKers from the Suwanee office participated in the Boulder Dash 5K/10K Fitness Run & Corporate Challenge in Forsyth County, GA. The course wound through an active quarry, offering participants views of the working quarry face, ancient rock deposits, and massive equipment used to process, move and manage the rock. At the finish line, the Martin Marietta Spring Fling exhibitor and team tents offered fun activities for racers and spectators alike. Proceeds benefit the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.
HBKers from the Woodlands office assisted Houston Habitat for Humanity and future homeowners with a home build. Working on a hot, sunny day on two adjacent houses, the team helped with construction tasks including putting up the roof truss and joists. With their help, the houses came steps closer to occupancy.
Building futures for students was the theme of the 2022 Chicago ACE Mentor Program event. HBK was pleased to support the evening which garnered $175,000 toward scholarships to help participants achieve their goals. Attendees enjoyed networking and meeting students.
Since the program was started in 2000, the Chicago ACE Mentor Program has awarded participants over $2 million dollars in renewable four-year college scholarships and has provided over 250 paid summer internships. Through these opportunities and through one-on-one mentoring, the students gain a broad understanding of career possibilities, real-life and real-work experience, confidence in working with others, and enthusiasm for the part they can play in architecture, construction, and engineering.