Blessings in a Backpack To Host “Do It Yourself” 5K

October 20, 2021
MarketScale

“Heico had been contributing to a number of charities and fundraisers, raising money for the United Way, some other funds, and causes through the Heico Foundation,” Smith said. “People may not know Heico has a separate arm devoted just for that, but really the most notable was building and donating a multi-story apartment building. downtown at St. Jude’s Hospital.”

On this podcast episode, host Madi Dixon talked with colleague Derran Smith and Advisory Board Co-Chairs for the Chicago Chapter of Blessings In A Backpack Kristine Prugh and Colleen Bohn. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. The group talked about Blessings in a Backpack’s upcoming “Do It Yourself” 5K event.

The Heico Companies and Blessings in a Backpack are longtime partners. Heico Helping Hands is the charitable outreach program for The Heico Companies, and it started several years ago as a way for employees to help give back to the community.

“Heico had been contributing to a number of charities and fundraisers, raising money for the United Way, some other funds, and causes through the Heico Foundation,” Smith said. “People may not know Heico has a separate arm devoted just for that, but really the most notable was building and donating a multi-story apartment building. downtown at St. Jude’s Hospital.”

The building allows families a free place to stay if their children have an extended stay at the hospital. Through Heico Helping Hands, Heico employees can also spend time with the children. The partnership with Blessings in a Backpack helps benefit food-insecure children throughout Chicago.

The “Do It Yourself” 5k is a race to be run on your own time between Nov. 6 and Nov. 14. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds 6,000 kids each weekend. However, there are over 150,000 food-insecure kids throughout Chicagoland.

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