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.
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.