Corporate Challenge Blog's blog
Paterson Habitat for Humanity closed out its Corporate Challenge 2012 building program in style June 28th, announcing the best results in the history of this annual effort that brings teams of corporate volunteers to Paterson's most distressed neighborhoods for three weeks of home building and fund raising.
At a news conference held in front of a Corporate Challenge home construction site at 126 Harrison Street, Paterson Habitat announced that Corporate Challenge 2012 had broken records in terms of homes built, dollars raised and the number of companies participating.
The 800 Corporate Challenge volunteers from 39 corporations built 5 Habitat homes and raised over $230,000 for Paterson Habitat's building fund. Participating companies send volunteer construction teams and make corporate contributions as well.
The Corporate Challenge house that served as a background for the news conference was sponsored by global insurance company QBE, a Corporate Challenge participant. Volunteer crews form QBE and Kuiken Brothers Company, a Fair Lawn headquartered building supplies company, worked the final shifts of Corporate Challenge 2012.
ADP Corp., a long-time supporter of Corporate Challenge, broke its own participation record by sending 340 volunteers during this year's campaign. A typical shift for all corporate volunteers involves a half day of construction work on a Habitat home, often working alongside volunteers from the family that will own the house.
Companies taking part in this year’s Corporate Challenge include: Accurate Box Co., ADP, Allied Building Products, Arrow Fastener, Atlantic Stewardship Bank, Bank of America, Belmar Springs Water, Braen Stone Industries, Capital One, Citi, Clifton Savings, Columbia Bank, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, F3 Engineering, GAF, Gensler Architects, Hudson City, Hunter Douglas, Kuiken Brothers, Lakeland Bank, Langan Engineering and Services, Inc., Micato Safaris, NYCE/FIS, Oritani Bank, QBE, Railroad Construction Companies, Sax Macy Fromm, Spencer Savings Bank, State Farm, Tilcon NY/NNJ, Turner Construction Company, Twinings USA, Valley National Bank
Thank you to Kuiken Brothers and QBE for joining us on Thursday, June 28th for our final day of Corporate Challenge 2012. This was Kuiken's 2nd build day during their first year at CC. QBE not only participated this year in CC but is also our house sponsor for 126 Harrison Street. Check out our next post to read about the press conference we held right on the work site to thank all of our CC participants.
View photos from the challenge with Kuiken and QBE HERE.
Thank you to Railroad Construction and Valley National Bank for joining us on Saturday, June 23rd for our 16th day of Corporate Challenge. Railroad Construction is no stranger to what goes on at a work site. They have been a supporter of CC since 2000. Valley National Bank is a long time friend of Paterson Habitat. This is Valley's 17th Corporate Challenge!
View photos from the challenge with Railroad Construction and Valley National Bank HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We are back on the construction site Wednesday, June 27th with Citi for their 2nd build day.
Thank you to ADP and Lakeland Bank for joining us today on our 13th day of Corporate Challenge. It was another hot and humid day for our hard working volunteers. We thank you so much for doing your best under these weather conditions.
Lakeland Bank was back for another year of CC participation bringing in 20 willing and able volunteers. This is Lakeland's 13th year!
Today was ADP's last day on site for Corporate Challenge. ADP completed 9 build days, estimating over 350 volunteers! ADP has been our biggest CC supporter coming out in big numbers every year. Not only does ADP bring in the volunteers, they also bring in the donations. Each employee gives a donation and ADP matches every gift. It has been another fantastic CC working with ADP and all their wonderful employees. We look forward to working with you ALL next year. Check out our special nod to ADP in the slide show below.
View photos from the challenge with ADP and Lakeland Bank HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We'll be back at the construction site tomorrow with Railroad Construction and Valley National Bank.
Thank you to ADP and NYCE/FIS for joining us on Thursday, June 21 for our 14th day of Corporate Challenge. It was another hot one for our volunteer crews with the temps in the upper 90's. We truly appreciate both group sticking it out in the heat. A lot was accomplished on the construction site!
View photos from the challenge with ADP and NYCE/FIS HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We are on the construction site TODAY with ADP (their 9th build day!) and Lakeland Bank.
A huge thank you to GAF for joining us today for our 13th day of Corporate Challenge. This has been the hottest day of CC thus far with the temps reaching 96 degrees! As a treat to our amazing GAF volunteers Paterson Habitat staff brought over fresh watermelon and iced cold drinks. Thank you again GAF for braving this insane weather.
GAF AM & PM group (www.gaf.com)
View photos from the challenge with GAF HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We'll be back at the construction site tomorrow with ADP and NYCE/FIS. Tomorrow promises to be a scorcher as well with temps in the upper 90s.
Thank you to Allied Building Products for joining us today for our 12th day of Corporate Challenge. This is Allied's 2nd year participating in Corporate Challenge. We are glad to have them back on site.
Allied AM & PM group (www.alliedbuilding.com)
View photos from the challenge with Allied HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We'll be back at the construction tomorrow with GAF.
Thank you to Sax Macy Fromm and Citi for joining us on Saturday, June 16th for our 11th day of Corporate Challenge. Congrats to Sax Macy Fromm, this is their 12th year participating in Corporate Challenge!. Citi will be back with us for a 2nd build day on June 27th.
View photos from the challenge with Citi and Sax Macy Fromm HERE.
We'll be back at the construction today with State Farm and Allied Building Products.
Thank you to ADP and Deutsche Bank for joining us today for our 10th day of Corporate Challenge. ADP is on a roll this week with their 4th build day in a row! They will be back with us for CC on June 21st. Deutsche Bank has been participating in CC since 2007. They were on site today with 15 volunteers.
View photos from the challenge with ADP and Deutsche Bank HERE. Check back later for more photos!
We'll be back at the construction tomorrow with Sax Macy Fromm and Citi.
Thank you to ADP, State Farm and Hunter Douglas for joining us today for our 9th day of Corporate Challenge. I'm sure today was a pleasant experience for Hunter Douglas compared to last year when they came to volunteer on the hottest day of 2011! Hunter Douglas has also supported Habitat for Humanity International for the past 15 years, supplying custom window coverings for the privacy rooms of every Habitat for Humanity house built in the United States and Canada. State Farm will be back on our construction site June 19th for their 2nd build day. Back again for their 6th build day was ADP with over 150 volunteers who have already taken the challenge (with 3 more build days to go!).
View photos from the challenge with ADP, State Farm and Hunter Douglas HERE.
We'll be back at the construction tomorrow (June 15th) with ADP and Deutsche Bank!