11/22/17 – This year, KBE Building Corporation has provided 302 turkey dinners for families in Conn. and Md. as part of its 9th annual Gift of Gobble event. The event brought together KBE employees and their families to assemble and distribute the boxes to organizations throughout Conn. and Md. Over the last 9 years, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals to more than 1,700 families, feeding an estimated 10,200 people.
The meal boxes contained all of the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan. The meal kits were then donated to the following organizations:
- Ashford Food Bank – Ashford, CT
- Bloomfield Social & Youth Services – Bloomfield, CT
- Catholic Charities of Hartford – Hartford, CT
- Columbus House – Middletown, New Haven, and Wallingford, CT
- The Cove – Meriden, CT
- Farmington Community Services – Farmington, CT
- Southington Community Services – Southington, CT
- Waterbury Youth Services – Waterbury, CT
- Master’s Manna – Wallingford, CT
- Sarah’s House Catholic Charities – Fort Meade, MD
- Bridges to Housing Stability – Columbia, MD
For the event in Conn., KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, Inc. and received donated boxes from W.B. Mason. In Md., KBE received a donation of $1,000 in gift cards from Giant Foods to help in the philanthropic effort.
“This year was our largest donation yet and we are so happy we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many families,” said KBE principal, owner, and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “Not only is it a great thing to do, but it’s really a wonderful way to team up with our colleagues and our families, and give back to the communities in which we work.”
It’s All Because of 50 Ways
KBE’s 9th annual Gift of Gobble event is possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.
Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE and its staff donate nearly $2 million and more than 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefitting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
About KBE Building Corporation
KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.
With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
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