Posts Tagged ‘Egan Stewardship’

Upgrading Playtime at Haven Housing

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

For the last few years, Egan Company has been a resource for minor electrical upgrades and service work at Haven Housing in Minneapolis. However, this summer brought an opportunity for Egan to work with one of the organization’s three programs, St. Anne’s Place, in a unique way.

St. Anne’s, an emergency support shelter to roughly 170 women and more than 300 children each year, was in need of some renovations to its playground area. But, in order for the new equipment to be installed, the electrical power lines above the playground had to be raised. The program also wanted a drinking fountain put in for the kids to utilize in the play area.

That’s when D Cadreau, Haven Housing Operations Coordinator, reached out to Egan for help. After learning the scope of the project, Egan donated trade labor to St. Anne’s Place to assist with the playground installation.

Through a collaboration with Xcel Energy and a local tree trimming company, the surrounding trees were trimmed and power lines were raised over the playground. Additionally, Egan installed a water fountain outside the building to complete the project.

Though a small venture, St. Anne’s Place has now yielded an outcome much bigger than its playground scope. The real results are found on the smiling faces of the kids and their mothers as they have a new, safe place to play.

Haven Housing programs strive to support women as they stabilize, heal from trauma, work to identify and overcome their barriers to independence, find their strength and create a more hopeful future.

Partnering With What Matters

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Packing good food… fast! Our partnership with the nonprofit organization Matter had Egan employees going head-to-head in a friendly competition to beat hunger. Egan volunteers were split into eight teams each was determined to pack the most boxes of food over the two hour period.

To keep things interesting, teams had to abide by the ever-changing packing tactics like using only one hand or standing on one foot. The Blue Team took home the win for most boxes packed, while the White Team won the “Spirit Award”. However, the most important victory of the day came from the 4,113 GoFuel packs of food that filled the boxes for local children in need.

Matter is a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to healthy food in our community. The concept behind the MATTERbox is simple: a box of healthy, shelf-stable meals and nutrition education, helping children of all ages take their first steps towards a healthier life. Thank you Matter for driving such a great call to action!

Doing What Matters – packing food for those in need

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

2016_MATTERFoodPacking_195_EditWe have the fastest food packers in the Twin Cities! Partnering with the nonprofit organization Matter, six teams of Egan employees competed to beat hunger and pack the most boxes of food. Multiple heats were held with some twists thrown in to keep things interesting, like having to stand on one foot or linking arms with a partner at all times.

The grand total at the end of the day was 530 boxes packed, totaling over 2,600 meals for local families in need! The Blue Team packed the most boxes, and the Black Team won craziest outfits.

Matter is a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health, which includes medical aid and healthy food. Thanks to Matter for offering such a great service to the community!