HBK was pleased to be among the sponsors for the El Valor Golf Outing on September 16. The golf outing took place at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, IL. The funds raised from this event will go directly toward El Valor's COVID-19 relief efforts. Each year, El Valor serves over 4,000 children, adults with disabilities, and their families.
HBK IMPACT volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity project in the West Pullman community of Chicago on August 28. The team framed walls, headers and built a doorway. Their efforts resulted in the layout and build of almost all of the interior walls for the home's first floor.
HBK employees worked together to clean up a DuPage County highway on August 13. The activity is part of an ongoing effort by the Oak Brook office employees.
HBK has adopted a section of 31st Street, between Jorie Blvd. (west limit) and S. York Road (east limit) in Oak Brook under the DuPage County Division of Transportation’s ‘Adopt-a-Highway Program’.
HBK was pleased to participate in the Rabine Group Foundation Golf Outing on August 10. The charity golf outing is an annual event put on by the Rabine Group Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to contribute human and financial resources to organizations that improve the quality of life in our communities.
HBK Engineering is pleased to support the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Strike Out Hunger Campaign. Launched on Tuesday, April 7, the fundraising effort is aimed to support families with food needs during the coronavirus pandemic. The foundation has partnered with Feeding America to assist its 200 local food banks, 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. The campaign began with a $250,000 donation from the foundation and partners. It is estimated that Feeding America will need $1.4 billion in additional resources in the next six months to address increased food demands, and the foundation is reaching out to the public for donations.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation was founded nearly 20 years ago to help build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America's most distressed communities. It is shifting its focus at this time to be of assistance to those struggling because of the pandemic. Visit https://www.ripkenfoundation.org/donate/strikeouthunger for more information.
HBK IMPACT volunteers baked cookies at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Chicago on March 6. Near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern Hospital, and other downtown pediatric clinics, the 15-story property provides 70 private family guest rooms with private bathrooms in which families with hospitalized children may stay free-of-charge. The property is the tallest Ronald McDonald House in the region and provides families a comfortable space with complimentary meals and snacks, games and entertainment outside the hospitals. HBK volunteers made dozens of chocolate chip and sugar cookies through the Cookies from the Heart program for the families staying in the house.
More than 800 supporters attended the 20th Anniversary celebration luncheon for the ACE Mentor Program Chicago at the South Michigan Avenue Hilton on March 6. HBK Engineering employees attended the event which highlighted the organization's successful efforts to mentor high school and college aged students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, construction or engineering. Award winners and mentors were acknowledged during the event. Guests were challenged to replicate a Chicago building using limited materials with the winning table securing a scholarship for the student at their table. The organization provided scholarships, internships and mentoring programs for 335 students this year.
HBK was pleased to support the Erie Neighborhood House 150th Anniversary Dinner on March 5 at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago. Honorary 150th Anniversary Chairs were Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Event co-chairs were Joe Dominguez, ComEd Chief Executive Officer and Scott Swanson, PNC Illinois President. Erie Neighborhood House's mission is to empower its community, particularly Latinx immigrants and families of all backgrounds, through access to education, critical services and advocacy in order to create a just and inclusive society.