The week before Thanksgiving was a busy one for Straub Construction. Four different events provided many opportunities to give back to our community and build comradery among our associates.
On Wednesday evening, ten hardworking Straub employees and their families took a meal down to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Many families with children going through very difficult times were blessed with a smile and a warm meal.
Thursday evening, Straub continued a longstanding relationship with St. James Place and Bishop Sullivan Community Center by serving approximately 300 meals to those in need. Straub employees also provided homemade desserts as well. It’s always a humble experience to help those less fortunate and a great reminder that it’s better to give than receive. We’re excited to continue our support of this great organization and its mission of helping others!
Saturday morning was a special day as over thirty-five members of the Straub Family gathered at Shawnee Community Services for the second straight year to put together and distribute 300 Thanksgiving boxes for families in need. This is an event that whole families could get involved in and it is always fun to work side-by-side with our kids while helping out in the community. Straub has a long-standing relationship with Shawnee Community Services which included building their current facility. Special thanks to Delta Innovative Services which donated all of the stuffing for the thanksgiving boxes.
For many years, we’ve volunteered to “adopt a family” thru the Bishop Sullivan Center. We’re assigned a family that’s in need of every day necessities like warm jackets, shoes, socks, etc. We’re given a list with the names and ages of each family member and with the donations from our employees we make our families wishes come true. Our purpose is twofold. First, and most important, we want to provide our “adopted family” with the items they so desperately need. And second, it’s our way of honoring the leadership that Ernie and Parker provide to Straub Construction each year.
This year the Bishop Sullivan Center is serving over 80 families and helping them to have a holiday filled with Christmas Spirit thanks to everyone that adopts a family.
We all have so much to be grateful for!