As 2023 comes to a close, Civiltech is wrapping up 35 Signs of Kindness. This year-long initiative allowed us to give back in meaningful ways, both as a company and as individuals.
35 Signs of Kindness kicked off on February 17 – National Random Acts of Kindness Day, as a way to recognize and celebrate Civiltech’s 35th anniversary year. The activities were divided into 3 buckets – individual volunteering, individual donations, and Civiltech corporate charitable donations. Goals included impacting 35 different organizations with staff individual volunteer activities and raising a minimum of $3500 in staff individual donations.

We are proud to announce that we greatly exceeded our goals!

  • Our staff donations exceeded $5,000 impacting over 84 organizations
  • Our staff individual volunteer hours exceeded 500 hours impacting over 40 organizations
  • Civiltech corporate charitable donations exceeded $27,000

Perhaps the most meaningful part of the initiative was the opportunity for Civiltech staff to work together as a team to provide volunteer services. Employees served in many of our annual charitable events, such as Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Bike Path, and Pitch in for the Parks. Break out teams participated in events throughout the year such as in the Shopping Cart Shuffle for DuPage County Food Banks, the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, and Pull a Plane for Special Olympics.

As a company, we collected food items to donate to Northern Illinois Food Bank. We collected over 600 individual food items and $311 of cash donations, which equates to $2488 of groceries. And in August, we collected 221 various back to school supplies which were donated to Kids Above All.

On October 12, the day of our anniversary, Civiltech walked 2 miles as a team around the lakes at Hamilton Lakes Business Park, ending at the Church Street Brewing HopGarten tent for an after party. The event, called the “Walk and Talk”, raised over $2,000 that was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chicagoland and Northern Indiana, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, and PAWS Chicago. The Walk and Talk was a great way to cap off Civiltech’s 35th Anniversary and provide a fun and meaningful 35 Signs event, and we look forward to continuing it as an annual anniversary event.

We capped off the year and kicked off our holiday festivities by packing meals at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in Schaumburg, one of our annual full company volunteer activities. Civiltech hand-packed 179 boxes of meals to be distributed to feeding programs around the world which will feed 105 kids for a year! Also, we made two holiday donations in honor of our clients to National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Red Cross. These two organizations were selected by our employees as meaningful recipients.

Civiltech is grateful to our entire team for enthusiastically participating in 35 Signs of Kindness and making this initiative a huge success. We can’t wait to see what our 36th anniversary brings!