Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that what we give and do now will affect our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that drive health, education, and safety. Our charitable contributions support communities across the nation. HBK proudly supports March of Dimes, Chicago Commons, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and many others.
HBK IMPACT volunteers provided support for the Aon Step Up for Kids event on Sunday, January 26. The event benefited the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago. More than 1750 participants climbed the 80 flights of the Aon Center to raise funds for the hospital. HBK volunteers staffed the t-shirt pick-up area and helped with event registration.
HBK IMPACT volunteers assisted clients at the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry on Saturday, January 25. Volunteers cleaned and stocked shelves, and assisted customers with choosing selections from the free pantry. They acted as personal shoppers and were particularly helpful in assisting clients with specific dietary needs like gluten-free, low sodium and low salt. After items were selected, volunteers helped bag groceries.
The food pantry offers nutritious selections like meat, dairy, produce and bread in addition to a large variety of non-perishable items and personal care products. In 2019, EYFP distributed 600,000 pounds of food to clients.
HBK IMPACT volunteers assisted the CommUnity Crisis Services Center and Food Bank in Iowa City on Tuesday, January 21. The center is a volunteer-driven organization that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis. Johnson County residents in need of grocery assistance are able to fill grocery carts with free food once per week.
HBK IMPACT Volunteers baked cookies for children and families on Friday, December 10 at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Chicago. In the Cookies from the Heart event, HBK made more than 12 dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies for guests. The location is one of the largest Ronald McDonald Houses in the country and provides a free and comfortable place to stay for families who have a child undergoing hospital care.
HBK IMPACT volunteers assisted the Community Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City on December 17. Duties included stocking shelves, unloading food from trucks and sorting in the storage room. CommUnity is a volunteer-driven organization that provides immediate and non-judgemental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crises.
HBK Engineering CEO Ron Kaminski was part of a Board of Advisors panel hearing Minimum Viable Product Pitches from St. Ignatius students on December 16. The students described their ideas for start-up businesses in the community. The advisors offered feedback on the presentations and gave written critiques. Joining Ron on the panel were Al Capitanini, Managing Director of Balanced Asset Strategies, Will Evans, Ilinois Tollway Board Chairman, Ross Holdren, Co-founder and Principal of Garland Capital Group and Garland Capital Funds, and Ken Caniglia, Senior Vice President/Wealth Management Advisor.
HBK was pleased to support the 40th Annual JDRF One Dream Gala on Saturday, December 14. The Gala included a cocktail reception, silent auction, seated dinner, gala program and entertainment by Third Eye Blind. The organization's Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s mission aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D (Type 1 Diabetes), or Juvenile Diabetes, from people’s lives until there is a cure.