For the fourth consecutive year, The McShane Companies participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, once again benefiting Get IN Chicago. To learn more, visit www.getinchicago.org.
Our Southeast team recently volunteered at Storybook Farm, a nonprofit organization that provides equine assisted activities for children and young adults facing physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
Our Southwest regional office put their construction skills to work by building a ramp at the home of a family in need. The ramp construction project was sponsored by Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun, a Phoenix-based not-for-profit whose mission is to engage community partners and volunteers in the revitalization of neighborhoods. Learn more at www.rtvos.org
The McShane team volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository last evening and helped repackage 7,011 lbs. of pasta so it could be delivered to food pantries across Cook County. To learn more on how to donate, visit www.gcfd.org.
Our Southwest regional office wrapped over 560 gifts to be delivered to individuals with disabilities for the holidays. A big thank you to our Phoenix team members for helping to bring joy to so many deserving people this holiday season. To learn about AZTEC, the organization that makes this all possible, visit: www.aztec1.org.
Proud of our Irvine office for participating in California Coastal Cleanup Day at Corona Del Mar State Beach!
McShane Construction joined Ware Malcomb and Kimley-Horn for Canstruction Chicago 2016. The team used 8,498 cans to build its “canstructure” inspired by the 1980’s film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. All cans are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). To learn more or donate, visit: www.canstruction.org or www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
Members of McShane’s Southwest regional office and their families volunteered for Feed My Starving Children where they packaged meals to be distributed to the world’s poorest countries. In one weekend, the local Phoenix branch successfully packaged 1,105,488 specially formulated meals to feed over 3,000 children for a year. To learn more about Feed My Starving Children, click here.
McShane’s Western regional office in Irvine, California, donated their time to help package meals to distribute to local schools to provide meals for children. Second Harvest provides food for over 200,000 people each month and they are currently working with schools to provide meals for children. They have also partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to provide summer meals for children and they have a ‘Our Kids Café’ program to make sure children don’t go hungry during the summer and on school holidays. To learn more, visit: www.feedoc.org.
The Southeast regional office of McShane Construction took part in sorting food for distribution to the less fortunate for the Food Bank of East Alabama. The local organization’s mission is to alleviate hunger; to provide an efficient, coordinated system for collecting and distributing food; to reduce food waste; and to increase public awareness regarding hunger and food security issues in East Central Alabama. To learn how to help, visit: www.foodbankofeastalabama.com.
McShane Construction’s Rosemont, Illinois team volunteered their time to package meals for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that hand-packs meals specially formulated for malnourished children, and sends them to partners around the world where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.fmsc.org.
For the third year in a row, the McShane organization participated in the Chase Corporate Challenge that drew a record-breaking 27,037 entrants from 683 companies. All proceeds benefited Get IN Chicago, a non-profit whose mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.getinchicago.org.
For a second year in a row, McShane Construction and Ware Malcomb teamed up for the annual Canstruction Chicago design/build competition. The team collected 6,135 cans to build their structure entirely out of canned food that would later be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), an organization serving those in need throughout Cook County.
The McShane Construction/Ware Malcomb team won the People’s Choice Award after receiving the greatest number of public votes for concept and design. For more information or to donate, visit: www.canstruction.org.
The McShane team helped package over 7,000 pounds of beans that were distributed to over 650 different Cook County pantries and shelters during their September volunteer event. GCFD makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. To learn more or donate, visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
McShane Construction Company participated in the 2015 Plane Pull at O’Hare International Airport on September 19, 2015. All proceeds went to the Special Olympics of Illinois that provides year-round Olympic-style sports opportunities to 22,000 athletes at no cost to them or their families. For more information, visit: www.soill.org.
After a great success packaging meals for Feed My Starving Children in 2014, McShane Construction Company took part in its second volunteer event on June 23, 2015. The firm packaged over 14,000 meals in its volunteer effort for this organization and encouraged employees to invite their family and friends for the event. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.fmsc.org.
For the second year in a row, the McShane organization joined nearly 650 companies to compete in the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Chicago, Illinois. The race benefited Get IN Chicago, a non-profit whose mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.getinchicago.org.
McShane Construction provided a sizable donation to Bright Pink, a local organization supporting cancer awareness, through its ‘Jeans Friday’ initiative that took place in October 2014. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. For more information, visit: www.brightpink.org.
McShane Construction participated for a second year in the annual Make the Grade project sponsored by The Rosemont Business Roundtable by donating a full complement of supplies for the upcoming school year to students attending the Orchard Place Elementary School in Des Plaines, Illinois. Twenty-seven students from the 2nd Grade class received backpacks and a full array of school supplies needed for the school year including art smocks, rulers, crayons, highlighters, folders, glue sticks and notebooks, among many others items.
The McShane Construction/Ware Malcomb Team participated in Canstruction Chicago 2014 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. Canstruction Chicago is an international community service event sponsored by the design and construction industry devoted to ending world hunger. In conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), teams in Chicago compete by designing and building structures made entirely out of canned goods. The McShane/Ware Malcomb Team won the “Best Use of Labels” Award in the design and construction of their structure. All proceeds from Canstruction Chicago are donated to the GCFD to benefit individuals and families who are in need of support throughout Cook County. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.canstruction.org.
Nearly 30 employees of the McShane organization participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge held in downtown Chicago in May 2014. The 3.5-mile race served to benefit Get IN Chicago, an organization dedicated to identifying and supporting programs to reduce violence and make the City of Chicago a safer place to live and work. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.getinchicago.org.
McShane hosted a charitable endeavor on behalf of Feed My Starving Children that was available for employee participation. For this event, children of our employees were also encouraged to participate. McShane’s team, comprised of 35 volunteers, packaged 80 boxes of food totaling 17,280 meals to feed the underserved children in the country of El Salvador. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.fmsc.org.
Members of the McShane team volunteered in the sorting and packaging of fresh ears of corn, boxing them for shipment and distribution to 400 Cook County food pantries. During the McShane volunteer event, the group sorted and packaged 10,000 pounds of corn. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
A volunteer team from McShane Construction Company’s Phoenix, Arizona office participated in a ramp building project on September 7, 2013. Our team constructed an entrance ramp for an elderly disabled woman who needed assistance entering and leaving her home. The volunteer event was coordinated by Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun, an organization that engages community partners and volunteers in the revitalization of neighborhoods through home repair, modifications and improvements for the less fortunate. For more information or to donate, visit: www.rebuildingtogetherphx.org.
Through generous employee donations from three consecutive ‘Jeans Fridays’ in August 2013 and additional contributions from employees and The McShane Companies, the McShane organization raised funds to purchase school supplies for 5th Grade students at Orchard Place Elementary School in Des Plaines, Illinois for the upcoming school year. Supplies donated to the local elementary school included backpacks, flash drives, notebooks, folders, writing utensils, among other items, to support the needs of 20 students.
The McShane volunteer team worked on the labeling and sorting of small cans of fruit cocktail, boxing them for shipment and distribution to Cook County food pantries. During the McShane volunteer event, the group labeled and boxed 15,072 cans.
McShane’s work that evening was a part of the larger distribution of food which the Food Depository provides each month to 650 member soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters. This 11,304 pound serving of fruit cocktail is just a small part of the 5.3 million pounds delivered monthly. The organization is responsible for sorting, packing and moving food to helpful centers, feeding the hungry and serving over 800,000 food-insecure people. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
In recognition of the men and women who serve our country and their families, McShane chose the Hines Fisher House at the Hines VA Medical Center as its charity drive for the 2012 holidays. The McShane volunteer team collected donations to fill a list of needs for the Hines Fisher House where military families stay while visiting those being treated in the VA Medical Center in Hines, Illinois.
The McShane volunteers donated travel mugs, phone cards, restaurant gift cards and travel items to help out. The donations were used to help comfort families away from home. Donations assist in reducing family costs during their stay while being with their loved ones during treatment at the VA Hospital. “A Family’s Love is Good Medicine” is the mission statement of the Fisher House, a 20-suite home away from home and part of a network of Fisher Houses at VA medical centers across America. To learn more, visit: www.fisherhouse.org.
McShane’s charitable team thought a night out at a ‘pasta place’ would be a great idea. The team was not dining out, but instead giving back to the community by packaging boxes of pasta for distribution by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Not only did McShane exceed their own record number of volunteers, the team nearly doubled the GCFD’s goal of packaging dried pasta. The McShane volunteer team was tasked to package 1,500 bags of pasta, and nearly doubled that goal and packaged 2,888 bags equaling 5,776 pounds of pasta. That effort equaled enough pasta to provide 20,500 meals to local area families. To learn more or to donate, visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
Keeping up the mission to help the area’s hungry, McShane’s volunteer team donated both time and muscle at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The Chicago office’s “spud squad” worked an evening shift at the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s south side Chicago facility sorting, lifting, moving and stacking potatoes. The team helped prepare over 13,500 pounds of potatoes. The spud squad sorted, boxed and stacked approximately 45,000 – 50,000 potatoes which were packaged for distribution to over 650 different Cook County pantries and shelters. To learn more or donate, visit: www.chicagosfoodbank.org.