Putting Food in the Bank

Staff in the West Chester office did a little extra grocery shopping so they could contribute to the Chester County Food Bank’s Thanksgiving drive. Chrissy Ferrazzano organized the effort, which garnered more than 200 pounds of dry and canned goods, and Luke Geake delivered multiple boxes and bags on November 14. For more about this organization, click here.

Yeatts Family Charitable Foundation Pays it Forward

The Eddie Yeatts Memorial Foundation (a 501 c 3 charity), founded and directed by Blacksburg’s Chadd Yeatts, recently made charitable donations to three worthy endeavors following its primary fundraiser, a golf tournament. The tournament is supported by over 100 golfers throughout the Commonwealth and enjoys title sponsorships from many great companies, including Schnabel.

This year, over $12,000 was raised. Donations were made to Micah’s Closest (a clothing initiative for school age children), the Montgomery County Christmas Store (provides a dignified holiday shopping experience for qualifying families), and to the New River Valley Community College. The latter completes the endowment set up in Chadd’s father Eddie’s name. Each year, a worthy student receives tuition to pursue either a two-year associate degree or a vocational degree.

Chadd is pictured on the right in the top photo and center in the second photo.

Metro DC offices support family affected by Harvey

The Rockville, Sterling and SEDC offices pulled together to support Henry and Tito Flores as they collected items and money to help family and friends in their hometown of Houston, stricken by the hurricane. Henry and Tito work for Schnabel through the TECs subcontractor construction phase services contract doing site foundation and concrete inspections in and around D.C., plus travel to Georgia and Alabama for dams jobs.

Employees Kristina Haggard, Angela Marchetti, Iridia Snowden, Joan Bentel, Gloria Munoz, Mary Anderson, Juan Uribe, and George Aristorenas all donated items, and Schnabel contributed gift cards for purchase of gas and water.

The Flores brothers and friends were able to raise support from a number of D.C. area food banks, grocery stores and resale shops to collect clothes, shoes, toiletries and food. They loaded up three Penske trucks and headed to Houston to coordinate with other ad hoc relief efforts and distribute items in communities that hadn’t yet received support.

Pictured are Henry Flores, Angela Marchetti and Tito Flores during a collection evening in Rockville, Maryland.

The School Supply Challenge

Schnabel’s corporate and Richmond offices competed in a “school supply challenge” to see which office could collect the most donations for a local school in need. Corporate narrowly edged out Richmond for the win on this one, but more importantly, our joint efforts were a success.

Chamberlayne Elementary School was excited to see so many donations and Principal Dwight VanRossum requested a picture they could share on their Facebook page. We were more than happy to oblige!  Pictured, l. to r. are Jen Wolfson, Heather Baskin, Victoria Landrum and Principal VanRossum

5K fundraiser supports new technology for elementary school

Our Richmond office was a sponsor for a 5K fundraiser at Laurel Meadow Elementary School in Hanover County, Virginia on May 13. We were well represented by Kevin Pocta and Ethan Bradshaw, who ran a good race. The event was held to raise money for new technology for the school, including SMART Board® and iPads.