HBK joined a group service day with the Hinsdale Humane Society. Volunteers took a tour of the shelter, help clean the lodging area, make fun enrichment toys for dogs, and finished off the session by playing with an adoptable dog! It was a fun day and our volunteers were happy to support the Hinsdale Humane Society, give back to the community, and support its dedication to the care and adoption of animals in need.
It was a beautiful day for our volunteers to support the Mercy Home Heroes by cheering and providing Gatorade and fuel so they could cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon in support of Mercy Home's mission and help Mercy Home kids. With every step the runners took, they helped give abused, neglected and abandoned children a safe, loving home.
It was great to join La Casa Norte for an afternoon of art and touring their facilities. We connected with their team and clients while expressing our creative energy through drawings. It was also incredible to tour their facilities, where they offer housing for young adults so that they can gain independence, empower families, and impact the community.
Our team of volunteers was welcomed back to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry for its Science Works event. They hosted a table where participants could win swag by completing our sandbox activity, testing their skills, and learning more about utility engineering. It was a great day for children and families to learn about cool jobs and hot careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) straight from the professionals at the Museum-wide career celebration.
We were grateful to sponsor and return to the annual Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon with March of Dimes to honor industry companies, organizations, and individuals, and support health for all moms and babies. The event was a great success and is projected to raise about $264,000! This is a significant increase over the $220,000 we raised last year, and over our 2023 goal of $245,000.
Our team was excited to be welcomed back to Revolution Workshop to work with the students in ComEd's Power Up Academy. Three of our engineers were glad to present all things surrounding distribution automation project management. Students were walked through how to manage projects and balance competing project restraints. Then, they put their skills to the test and worked in small groups to develop their own project plan, which they then presented to the entire class. It was a great day of learning!
It was a great day for our Austin team members to get moving and be outside to join the American Heart Association at its Heart & Stroke Walk. Alongside the other walkers and participants, it was inspiring to see everyone come out in support of research, training, and medical breakthroughs.
It was fun to be back at the Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) Annual Tailgate in Soldier Field and enjoy a night of food, drinks, and games as they expand their reach and lifelong impact on Chicagoland youth.