100 Stantec Houston Celebrated “Stantec in the Community Day” at Houston Food Bank, Brookdale Nursing Home, Hermann Park Conservancy, and the Boys and Girls Club at Fort Bend

09/29/2016 | Stantec

On September 21st, a team of nearly 100 Stantec Houston, Texas employees volunteered at various locations around Houston 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.

35 people volunteered at Houston Food Bank, 20 volunteers went to McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park, 35 volunteers helped students with homework at the Boys and Girls Club of Houston – Fort Bend Location, and four staff visited Brookdale Nursing Home to spend some time with residents.

“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, an award-winning project Stantec provided master planning and engineering services on throughout the past decade.
• In Dallas, Texas, 50 Stantec team members helped out at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 40 staff visited Cottonwood Park to provide clean-up efforts, and 5 staff volunteered at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
• 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.

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