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.
HBK was pleased to assist at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Aftercare Christmas Party on December 12. Children ages 9-21 were treated to a visit by Santa Claus, gifts, food, face painting, music, and games at the event. Mercy Home is a Catholic charity which changes the lives of children who've experienced the trauma of neglect, abuse, poverty or violence. Since 1887, the organization has provided more than 30,000 boys and girls with a safe, nurturing, residential treatment home.
HBK held a company-wide Ugly Sweater Competition and Cookie Exchange on December 12. The winner of the Ugly Sweater Competition, Eileen Carmignani of the Oak Brook office, was selected through online voting. Cookies were shared in offices over the lunch hour.