40 MD Families in Need to Enjoy Their Own Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to KBE Building Corp

8th annual 'Gift of Gobble' is firm's signature philanthropic event

Gift of Gobble 2016

​Forty families in need in the Howard County area will enjoy their own classic Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of volunteers from KBE Building Corp.’s Mid-Atlantic regional office and Harris Teeter grocery stores.

During the firm’s 8th annual “Gift of Gobble” event on Nov. 21, KBE personnel assembled 40 meal boxes containing all the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan.

The meal kits were donated to the following organizations on Nov. 21: 

  • Catholic Charities Sarah’s House (20 baskets)
  • Bridges to Housing Stability Howard County (20 baskets)

Special thanks to Harris Teeter for their generous donation toward the purchase of the basket items.

“Gift of Gobble is our signature event because it perfectly sums up the reason why we started our 50 Ways to Make a Difference program,” said KBE principal owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski, who bought the firm in 2007 with fellow senior executives Eric Brown and Simon Etzel. “It’s great that we can come together with our colleagues and our families to make a difference in the community.”

KBE’s Northeast regional office in Connecticut also assembled and delivered 228 donated meal kits to needy families across the state.

It’s All Because of 50 Ways

KBE’s 8th annual ‘Gift of Gobble’ event is possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate nearly $2 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Photographs of KBE’s 2016 “Gift of Gobble” event in Maryland are available below.

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Caption: KBE Building Corporation’s Maryland office participate in the 8th annual Gift of Gobble event.

Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

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Caption: KBE Building Corporation’s Maryland office participate in the 8th annual Gift of Gobble event.

Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

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Caption: KBE Building Corporation’s Maryland office participate in the 8th annual Gift of Gobble event.

Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Columbia, MD as well as Norwalk and Farmington, CT, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

Source: KBE Building Corporation


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