The school year is upon us! Right before the kiddos of Charleston headed back to school this week, the city held its annual First Day Festival. Yesterday's festival included face-painting, boat riding, and aquarium exploring! Along with these fun activities, students received school supplies donated by the community. Hawkes donated school supplies ranging from notebooks to colored pencils … Continue reading First Day Festival Celebrates Education
According to the American Red Cross, there's a national shortage of our emergency blood supply. Hawkes folks did their part to decrease that shortage last week. Our neighborhood had a blood drive, and several of us stopped by to donate! As you can see, some donors were all smiles: If you're able to donate blood, … Continue reading Blood donations are circulating in the Lowcountry!
Last month, volunteers from Hawkes spent their Sunday morning at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House cooking breakfast for the families staying there. Pancakes, bacon, sausages, fruit, and more were cooked and served up on a beautiful May day. Volunteers tested out their pancake-flipping and fruit-slicing skills, but more importantly, they got to spend time with a couple of … Continue reading I’m Lovin’ Volunteering
Last weekend, Hawkes volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help build a local house. The building was in the beginning stages, so volunteers helped with adding some support to the start of the future home's floor on the foundation. Volunteer Venessa said, "I learned how to properly hammer a nail, and it’s actually more difficult … Continue reading Make volunteering a habit: Hawkes volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
This past weekend, we volunteered at Windwood Farm Home for Children, which provides kids with a variety of residential and community-based programs that work with families to ensure safety through supportive interventions. It was a beautiful day for volunteering! Hawkes donated plants and soil for the landscaping project in front of the main building. Thankfully Marcel knows how … Continue reading Hawkes Volunteers at Local Nonprofit
Last Friday, a group of Hawkes colleagues came together to volunteer at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House. They prepared a meal of cornbread, salad, tortilla soup, and brownies for 60 family members. While there, they received a fun and informative tour of the facilities from the staff. One volunteer, Tim, said the tour was especially memorable … Continue reading Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House: I’m Lovin’ It!