Spreading Joy with the Gift of Giving Back
Evans partners with local organizations to assist families and communities in need during the holidays
Leave a trail of kindness for others to follow and you’ll make the world brighter than you find it. This is something promoted throughout Evans. Not only in how we build sustainably but also in bringing joy back into communities where the need is greatest. Our regional offices, and some project teams, did just that with Evans’ holiday give back initiative.
Evans Raleigh started by collecting 283lbs of food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. It was enough to provide 236 meals. The team also generously gave to the Walnut Terrace Angel Tree to make 5-year-old twins, a boy, and a girl, have a special holiday. The pair are receiving bikes with safety gear, shoes, outfits, socks, pajamas, dressers, lots of toys, and more. Due to the generosity of another Evans team member the Raleigh office was able to adopt 6 more children and provided clothing and toys for each of them too.
Elsewhere in North Carolina, Evans Charlotte partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Explorers Christmas Project for a second year to collect toys. A huge supporter of first responders, this project aids families who have experienced an emergency during the Holidays. Referrals come from Police Officers and Firefighters who’ve responded to emergency calls.
Evans Charleston stepped up to fight hunger this holiday by giving to the Lowcountry Food Bank which services 10 counties in the lower region of South Carolina. The team surpassed their fundraising goal by 189% and were able to provide over 5,000 nutritious meals. They also purchased a commercial freezer for the Food Bank to aid with storing and serving prepared meals and proteins.
Miracle Hill Ministries Foster Care was the community partner Evans Greenville chose to support. Having worked with MH before, this year the team sponsored three foster children, 2 girls and a boy, all under the age of three. Donations were wrapped and delivered ensuring each child received gifts for their specific needs and wishes. They also donated their time and talents to Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County to build a home and provide hope of homeownership to a deserving family.
Evans Atlanta also chose to give back to a repeat charity by donating tons of unwrapped toys, goods, and gift cards to North Fulton Community Charities Holiday Toyland Shop. They also held a pet food and supply drive to support the Lifeline Animal Shelter in Dekalb.
Keenly aware of childhood hunger and basic necessities for kids, Evans Savannah chose to support both Toys for Tots and P.A.C.K Savannah (People of Action Caring for Kids) with their time and donations. They collected toys, games, and volunteered to pack bags filled with food and toiletries for local children struggling with weekend hunger.
A few of our project teams also got involved and gave back to local organizations close to jobsites. Our DC BLOX team supported Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams which provides activities and assistance to Horry County’s abandoned, abused, and neglected children residing in shelters and group homes. In Florida, our Jacksonville team sponsored Divine Rest’s 2023 Winter Wonderland Gala happening February 4th to support homeless single women.
From animal shelters to food banks, foster children to homeless women, the Evans team made sure joy was spread throughout our communities this year!