Chicago’s Brad Renwick helped to staff an informational tent about the mining industry at the LaSalle County Historical Society’s Burgoo Festival. See media coverage here.
Toledo once again gathered pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. This time, they gathered 5.5 pounds, which totals approximately 8,250 tabs! Ronald McDonald House only asks for $10 per night to house a family (and they do not turn away those who cannot pay), so Toledo’s donations help make a family’s stay a little more affordable.
Kansas City’s Kristin Fritchman participated in an outreach event through the Society of Women Engineers’ Kansas City Chapter. Called Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Jr. (IGED) and celebrated on November 15, IGED introduces engineering concepts to seventh- and eighth-grade girls and strives to inspire them to pursue careers in STEM fields. Participating students were matched with practicing female engineers who served as their mentors for the day. Student activities included reverse-engineering shapes using LEGO blocks and designing a pneumatic “hand” to pick up small objects. Participants also heard from keynote speaker Libby Allman, Hallmark Cards’ Vice President of Manufacturing and Global Procurement; a panel of high school students; and an open Q&A session with mentors.
In Pittsburgh, Ingrid Pearson is a board member of the Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Shade Tree Commission. The Commission recently took part in a large tree-planting event at Colewood Park in Baldwin Borough. See media coverage here.
Also in Pittsburgh, the Marketing Team bought, packed, and delivered toiletry supplies for 100 women at Bethlehem Haven, which provides shelter, housing, and services to vulnerable women in the Pittsburgh area.