We invite you to read the newest KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation newsletter. This Fall issue features the heartwarming story of our Sunshine Kids Cubs Outing and party at Lurie Childrens’ Hospital. Please click the image below to read the full newsletter!
The KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation sponsored The Sunshine Kids Cubs outing. Thirteen lucky Sunshine Kids along with their parent parents, went to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs vs. the Reds. It was a day to enjoy fun in the sun and so much more. The morning started out with the Sunshine Kids and volunteers walking the field and getting to take photos by home plate before the game. Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jason Motte came out to speak with the kids and sign autographs for each and every one of them. The kids then headed to a suite to watch the game and enjoy hot dogs, quesadillas, popcorn, and a special dessert cart where they got to choose from a number of desserts, including sundaes with their choice of toppings. Wrigley Field said that they set a record for most number of sundaes ordered in one suite at 13 sundaes, an impressive start for the first series of Sunshine Kids events in Chicago! To see photos from the event, please click here.
The KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation along with The Sunshine Kids, an organization that offers a variety of programs for children that are battling cancer, sponsored an event Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Tuesday, September 1 to help kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 40 children and family members attended, and were invited create a personal Build-a-Bear, decorate Sprinkles cupcakes and enjoy a gourmet pasta bar lunch. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and relief pitcher Jason Motte stopped by to meet and greet the children. To see photos from the event on Facebook, please click here!
Thank you to everyone who came out and/or supported KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation’s “Day at the Races” 2015! The gathering was a huge success, and the sun was shining all day at Arlington Park. The event raised funds that will go to support our initiatives with The Sunshine Kids and Habitat for Humanity. The “Most Creative Hat” award went to Sarah Noonan from our Harbor Country office. “Best Dressed” went to David Zwarycz of our Lincoln Park | Clybourn office and the “Best Hat” award went to Tina Porterfield from our Hinsdale office. Thanks again to all! To see photos of all the festivities, please click here!
Agents and staff from the Lincoln Park | Clark, Lincoln Park | Clybourn, Lake Forest, Park Ridge and Schaumburg offices worked on Habitat for Humanity’s “Building On” work sites again today. They represented the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation so well. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and help others! Check out the latest photos here.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in conjunction with the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation, kicked off a six month long initiative with Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity called Building On! The program engages corporate sponsors and employee groups in building Habitat homes across the region. Foundation Chairman Joe Stacy, VP and Managing Broker Michael Mazzei, and VP and General Manager David Bracy laid the foundation down in Chicago, Lake County, and DuPage County respectively. On Friday, June 26th, KoenigRubloff managers, agents and team members continued the efforts in the same regions trimming, painting and landscaping. Offices and agents will continue to build until November, when the families of the homes will receive the keys to their homes! Construction hats off to everyone who is out there getting their hands dirty for the fantastic cause! To view photos from Building On! please click here. Photos will be added to the album as the builds continue!
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.