Week of Kindness Huge Success!

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We are thrilled to announce our 2015 Week of Kindness was a wonderful success!  Our KoenigRubloff agents & staff made a difference as never before, donating approximately 1000 hours of volunteer hours over the course of last week! Company-wide more than 20 philanthropic events took place across Chicagoland, all under the auspices of the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Joe Stacy, KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation Chairman, attended many of the events and was impressed by the impact the week of made in our communities!

Here’s a recap of the week!

The Schaumburg office got an early start, raising funds at a bowling fundraiser for their adopted Little City Foundation homes. They then joined the Park Ridge office to add landscaping, flowers and decorative touches to two integrated community living arrangement homes.

Our Hinsdale office braved rain and wind to host a household item drive, partnering with HSC Family Services, Community Nurse Health Center, Sharing Connections, PADS, and Assistance League of Chicagoland.

The Mag Mile and Gold Coast offices participated in the Ronald McDonald House Cookie’s from the Heart program and baked 540 cookies over the course of the week.  The Mag Mile and Gold Coast offices, along with our HomeServices Lending team, also hosted a birthday party extravaganza to celebrate the three year anniversary of the downtown Chicago Ronald McDonald House!

The Wheaton office hosted a cookout at the Winfield Ronald McDonald House where they grilled 90 tenderloin sliders and offered a Make Your Own Sundae bar.

The Lincoln Park | Clybourn office collected donations and helped our feline neighbors find homes with a Tree House Cat adoption event at Petco. They will continue to accept donations through the end of June.

The Lake Forest office collected children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank and more than 40 volunteers gave their time to the warehouse on two days during the week. Bernie’s distributes 35,000 books each week throughout Chicagoland to children who might not otherwise have their own books.

Libertyville, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and the Northbrook Home Office packed more than 34,000 nutritious meals with Feed My Starving Children in Aurora and Libertyville.

Addressing hunger locally, the Marketing team helped rescue 50,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the National Restaurant Show. Our Evanston, Glenview and Deerfield offices held food drives and donated volunteer time at local food pantries. Plus, twenty-two Evanston office volunteers worked at the Child Care Center of Evanston where they organized the Library and Resource Center, worked in the garden and sanitized toys and furniture.

The Glenview office made more than 30 blankets for the Linus Project, an organization that makes blankets for critically ill children.

Thirteen Webster Avenue office volunteers collected 10,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Winnetka office handed out more than 3,000 refreshing snow-cones and wands of pastel cotton candy and raised significant funds for the Winnetka Community Nursery School. They also handed out 250 Vienna Beef Hot Dogs and 250 bags of popcorn on two days during the week.

The Harbor Country office in New Buffalo is raising money for Relay For Life and will continue to do so until the Berrien County Relay on June 27th.

The Chicago Tribune has a recap of the week on its website here. To see more than 250 Facebook photos from the Week of Kindness, please click here.

Week of Kindness Continues!

Deerfield Food Pantry EventWe’ve reached the half-way point of KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation’s Week of Kindness and enthusiasm is reaching new heights as offices are finally getting to attend the events they’ve planned and anticipated for months. In the last few days, our Gold Coast and Mag Mile offices have baked cookies at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, the Lake Forest office volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank, the Deerfield office helped stock the Deerfield Township Food Pantry, and the Wheaton office grilled out at the Ronald McDonald House in Winfield!  Our Glenview team made 25 plush blankets for critically ill children for the Linus Project and has started their food drive for the Northfield Food Pantry.  Schaumburg and Park Ridge planted flowers and landscaped at two Little City Foundation homes.  Our Evanston office volunteered at the Child Care Center of Evanston and is conducting a food drive at the office all week.  We love how our agents and staff are embracing #WeekofKindness! You’re incredible! Stay tuned for a final Week of Kindness update on Monday.  Meantime, check out all the great photos on our Facebook gallery!

Glenview Linus Project Blanket Making Event

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Lake Forest Office Collects Books for Bernie’s Book Bank

Lake Forest Book Drive If you have gently used children’s books, now is a great time to pass them along to a child who might not have access to books. New books for children birth to 6th grade are also welcome. Located at 778 N. Western, the office, in conjunction with the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation, will collect books from June 6th through June 13th. Everyone in the community is invited to drop off a book, or even purchase one for donation at nearby Lake Forest Book Store.

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KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation Week of Kindness Begins!

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This is a very special week for KoenigRubloff. More than 500 agents and employees will dedicate their time to community organizations at more than 20 events, as part of this company-wide giving back effort. The Schaumburg Office got an early start, raising $5k at a bowling fundraiser for their adopted Little City home fix-up projects. The Marketing team helped rescue food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the National Restaurant Show. Our Hinsdale Office braved rain and wind to host a household item drive, partnering with HSC Family Services, Community Nurse Health Center, Sharing Connections, PADS, and Assistance League of Chicagoland.

Throughout this week, our Mag Mile and Gold Coast agents will spend time at the Ronald McDonald House baking Cookies from the Heart and hosting a birthday party with the HomeServices Lending team. The Wheaton Office will host a cookout at the Winfield Ronald McDonald House. Our Lincoln Park Clybourn office will help our feline neighbors find homes with a Tree House Cat adoption event at Petco, and the Webster Street crew spend another great day with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Lake Forest is leading a children book collection effort for Bernies Book Bank, and will spend time sorting and packing donated books at their warehouse. Libertyville, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and our Home Office will be packing nutritious meals with Feed My Starving Children in Aurora and Libertyville. Helping to address hunger locally, several offices are holding drives for the Northfield Food Pantry, and the Deerfield Office will deliver donated items and spending time helping stock the Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

To see Facebook photos from the Week of Kindness, please click here. The album will be updated as the rest of our office events continue throughout the week!