Volunteers from Bellevue design firm Stantec spent hours Monday sprucing up the Woodinville Children’s Center and Seattle’s Cheasty Greenspace as part of Stantec in the Community Day, a company-wide day of service. The day saw nearly 5,500 Stantec employees around the world giving back to their communities.
“This day of volunteering not only supports our commitment to community, but also brings our team members together to make a coordinated, local impact,” says Stantec president and chief executive officer Bob Gomes. “Our employees have been serving their communities for decades, but bringing them together on one day like this just emphasizes what a difference we can make.”
Volunteers spent hours clearing invasive species, weeding, and other improvements at Cheasty Greenspace, a 43-acre woodland habitat in South Seattle. The Woodinville team spent time painting and sprucing up the Woodinville Children’s Center, a nonprofit daycare and child development center.
“It is a privilege for us to be able to support the wonderful resources we have in this area, like Cheasty and the children’s center,” says Stantec’s Bill Holladay. “And knowing that Stantec colleagues across the globe were doing the same thing in their communities inspires us even more.”
This is the second year the company has hosted a community service day. Some other examples of Stantec in the Community Day events around the world include:
- In New York City, volunteers stripped and repainted a 140-year-old wrought-iron fence that surrounds Christopher Park in Greenwich Village.
- In Sarasota, Florida, employees planted wildflower seeds to help replenish the struggling wildflower ecology.
- In Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Stantec team painted a mural in the downtown that showcases the community.
- In Vancouver, BC, volunteers will be serving as the “sherpas” who accompany people with limited mobility to experience hiking trails.