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.
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.
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.
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.
HBK Austin volunteers came together and joined Mobile Loaves & Fishes for a Food Truck Run. Together, they helped prepare and deliver meals to the men and women living on the streets in their local community. Not only providing the next meal but also connecting with the community and providing our homeless friends with the dignity that comes with a handshake, a hug, or a friendly smile.
Our volunteers in California were excited to help support Operation School Bell and pack backpacks with uniforms, school supplies, and books for students throughout Long Beach Unified School District. Alongside a crew of about a dozen, we matched uniform-based items and their sizing to the different student ID cards attached to the backpacks and filled the remainder of the space with various school supplies for each bag. In the end, we filled hundreds of bags for several schools in the school district.
Inspired by one of our Woodlands team members, a group of volunteers got to work with Sleep in Heavenly Peace and worked together to deliver beds, mattresses, and bedding to children all around the county. By the end of the day, they were proud to have delivered 8 beds to 4 different houses.
HBK was grateful to join a fun evening to enjoy delicious BBQ smoked meats prepared by talented pitmasters, all to benefit the Shelter House and their BBQ Bash fundraising event, which successfully raised funds to provide housing and meals for those in need.
For the first time, we were excited for HBK’s team of four to spend the day engaging with Chicagoland business leaders while improving their golf game at Orchard Valley Golf Course for the Latinas Executive Golf Association and their Clinic & Mimosas event, which aims to empower and encourage women, especially Latinas, to engage and increase participation in golf activities.