During the 2014 holiday season, the Sargent & Lundy CIO Group staff and colleagues continued their volunteer tradition of helping Chicago area in-need families. This year, the group decided to participate in a United Way Adopt-A-Family Holiday Drive program supplying gifts for families with students at the Shields School in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Wish lists for numerous families were requested, and the holiday elves collaborated on buying the hoped-for clothes, toys, food, and books.
After the holidays, the group met over lunch to read the thank you notes that United Way forwarded along with photos taken during the gift distribution. Vice President and CIO, Bob Barnowski, reported that the United Way greatly appreciated the participation of Sargent & Lundy's large group of donors.
According to our volunteers, joining with co-workers on this project is a holiday custom that they look forward to each year.