Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that what we give and do now will affect our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that drive health, education, and safety. Our charitable contributions support communities across the nation. HBK proudly supports March of Dimes, Chicago Commons, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and many others.
HBK volunteers helped package more than 10,000 pounds of apples at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on April 22nd. The organization acts as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs providing food assistance in Cook County.
HBK volunteers from our Tulsa office kicked off National Volunteer Week by helping sort more than 4,000 pounds of food at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma on April 20th. The team observed COVID-19 safety measures including wearing masks and social distancing.
HBK was pleased to be among 138 sponsors in the ACE Mentor Program Chicago Student Showcase on April 15th. The virtual program awarded 25 Design Build Workshop apprenticeships, 25 paid internships, and more than $140,000 in scholarships to students entering the STEM fields.
Several HBKers participated in the Women's Energy Network (WEN) Alice’s Table Social Event on March 18th. The virtual event brought WEN members together to create floral arrangements with directions from Alice’s Table, a small female-led business.
HBK was pleased to support Special Olympics Chicago and the ComEd Coolers for its 10th Anniversary Polar Plunge! The HBrrK Team raised more than $600 for the cause. Because participants were not able to plunge into Lake Michigan due to COVID, HBKers Andrea Ramirez and Deb Bukovy chose to be dunked at their homes.
ComEd’s Construction Jobs Educational Program, “CONSTRUCT”, hosted the HR Overview session on March 5th. HBK Recruitment Lead Alexandra Jones spoke about ways for job candidates to succeed in the interview process. HBK Utility Locator Rashad Berry, a CONSTRUCT alum, discussed how the program prepared him to interview and to succeed in his position.
HBK supported the Girls in the Game 26th Anniversary Field of Dreams Virtual Gala on February 26th. The event showcased honorees, both girls and adults, who bring Girl’s in the Game’s mission to life every day by exemplifying the four pillars of its mission: sports, health, leadership, and life. Since 1995, Girls in the Game has connected over 50,000 girls with their peers and adult role models to see the opportunities that lie ahead for them, use their voices, and grow as leaders.
HBK was pleased to participate in the WTS Greater Chicago and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Chapter virtual networking and mock interviews on February 25th as part of National Engineers Week.
HBKers Matt Finley and Ian Abrams volunteered for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity on January 9. The two painted and finished the trim work in the basement of a home in Iowa City where a family will move in shortly. Matt says, “Knowing that were helping someone complete the remodel to help give someone a place to live was most the memorable part. I would recommend partnering up again, I really enjoy construction and building homes.”
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that brings people together to build, rehabilitate and maintain safe, decent and affordable homes. It also advocates for fair housing practices and self-reliance through shelter.