396 Families Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Courtesy of KBE Building Corporation

Unpacking the Turkeys11/25/2019 – KBE Building Corporation has provided 396 turkey dinners for families in Conn. and Md. as part of its 11th annual Gift of Gobble event. KBE employees and their families joined together to assemble and distribute the boxes on Nov. 23 and 25 to organizations throughout Conn. and Md. Over the last 11 years, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals for more than 2,200 families.

The meal boxes contained all of the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan. The meal kits were then donated to the following organizations:

  • Amazing Grace Food Pantry – Middletown, CT
  • Ashford Food Bank – Ashford, CT
  • Bloomfield Social and Youth Services – Bloomfield, CT
  • Catholic Charities of Hartford – Hartford, CT
  • Columbus House – Middletown, New Haven, and Wallingford, CT
  • Farmington Community Services – Farmington, CT
  • New Britain Community Services – New Britain, CT
  • Southington Community Services – Southington, CT
  • Victory Gardens – Newington, CT
  • Waterbury Youth Services – Waterbury, CT
  • Wallingford Master’s Manna – Wallingford, CT
  • Sarah’s House Catholic Charities – Fort Meade, MD
  • Bridges to Housing Stability of Howard County – Columbia, MD

Assembling the dinner boxesFor the event in Conn., KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, Inc. and received donated boxes from W.B. Mason. In Md., W.B. Mason and Weis Markets were participants in the philanthropic effort. A special thank you to Elite Construction Rentals, who delivered nearly half of the Thanksgiving boxes to local organizations in Conn.

“It warms my heart that, after 11 years of doing the Gift of Gobble, it remains our most popular event among our employees and their families,” said KBE President and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “It’s been especially heartwarming to see our employees’ children come back year after year. They symbolize our future and seeing them in action shows how bright that future will be.”

All Because of 50 Ways
KBE’s 11th annual “Gift of Gobble” event is possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate $3.1 million and more than 13,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Farmington, CT; Norwalk, CT; and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

KBE is one of the KBE Companies, which includes KBE-NY, serving metropolitan New York, and New Valley Construction, serving the Western US. Through this affiliation of full-service construction management firms, the KBE Companies serve clients throughout the US in the senior living, higher education, retail, corporate, government, hospitality/entertainment, and health care markets.

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