On September 21st, a team of nearly 90 Stantec Dallas employees volunteered at various locations around Dallas, Plano, and Fort Worth for the firm’s fourth annual day of volunteerism.
The team was among some 8,000 employees participating in Stantec in the Community Day, 450 in Texas. The events were in celebration of Stantec’s focus on giving back to the local community and in support of the firm’s promise to design with community in mind.
Stantec had 50 volunteers at the St. Philip’s School and Community Center for their annual day of service. The school is a nonprofit that began as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Today they provides an unparalleled education and compatible community services through a faith-based experience, with emphasis on serving low and moderate income families.
In Plano and Forth Worth, 40 staff visited Cottonwood Park to provide clean-up efforts, and 5 staff volunteered at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
“Community is at the center of everything we do at Stantec,” said Don Armour, South Central Regional Leader at Stantec. “Stantec in the Community Day encourages our staff to support local causes and organizations. And, there is no better way to support our communities than through our personal involvement.” More than 450 staff participated in Stantec in the Community Day events around Texas, including:
· In Austin, 155 volunteers were out at CommunityFirst! Village, a project of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and an award-winning project that Stantec provided master planning and engineering services on throughout the past decade. The village is a 27-acre development that offers affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. But, it’s about more than providing shelter – it’s the sense of home and community fostered by Community First! Village that makes it so extraordinary.
· In San Antonio, 40 volunteers were on-hand at Respite Care House for beautification projects, and 10 employees visited a local community park for clean-up.
· 100 staff volunteered their time around Houston, including at the Houston Food Bank, Brookdale Nursing Home, Hermann Park Conservancy and the Boys and Girls Club at Fort Bend.
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