KBR is committed to promoting company excellence through community service. Employee volunteer projects and local community outreach programs supported by KBR usually involve a small number of volunteers, but collectively their efforts add up to thousands of hours of KBR employee service benefitting people and organizations worldwide.
The spirit of giving back is evident in Saudi Arabia where the local chapter of KBR's young professional group, IMPACT, recently donated 20,000 SAR ($5,300 US) to Mudhar Charity, a local social services organization. Mudhar Charity is well known throughout Saudi Arabia for providing basic services to care for the underprivileged and indigent. A number of local KBR employees and IMPACT members helped make this donation possible by participating in fundraising efforts and health awareness campaigns.
Ahmed Habib, Saudi Arabia IMPACT Chair said, "Our donation fund was started just a year and a half ago and we have already made a significant contribution to our local community, and this is just the beginning. I am very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to being part of more fundraising and volunteer efforts with our group of young professionals in 2017."
KBR IMPACT members in Saudi Arabia present a donation to Mudhar Charity CEO Mohammed Jawad
KBR employees in Houston recently partnered with Sunshine Kids to host the organization's Annual Spring Party for young cancer patients from Texas Children's Hospital and M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital and their families. The kids had the opportunity to create spring crafts, participate in an interactive photo booth, dance to a live deejay and enjoy lunch.
KBR employees in Houston volunteer at Sunshine Kids' Annual Spring Party benefitting young cancer patients and their families.
Jennifer Wisler, Director of Children's, Services Sunshine Kids Foundation said, "This event is only possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Sunshine Kids volunteers from KBR who go above and beyond year after year to make sure that the kids' enjoyment and success of the event is achieved!"
Around the world in New Delhi, India, KBR employees made significant contributions to the local community by helping the underprivileged in a number of different ways last year. KBR young professional employees partnered with a local nonprofit, Uday Foundation, to visit the Kids' Cancer Ward of a government hospital in Delhi just before Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The idea was to light up the lives of children undergoing cancer treatment and who would have to spend one of the biggest festivals in the hospital instead of celebrating with friends and family. KBR employees donated all sorts of items such as coloring books, story-books, candles, water bottles, toys and chocolates to distribute to over 50 children undergoing cancer treatment. This initiative brought big smiles to the patients and KBR employees alike.
KBR's young professionals partnered with local nonprofit, Uday Foundation, to bring donations to hospitalized children in Delhi, India.
In addition, KBR Delhi employees organized a winter clothes donation drive which was a great success thanks to the generosity of all KBR employees that wholeheartedly contributed to the cause. KBR's young professionals in Delhi distributed the donated clothes, blankets and quilts among 30 needy families living in an impoverished area located near the local office.
In Houston, through a donation made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, KBR was the presenting sponsor for the organization's major event hosted in conjunction with the Super Bowl. The Legends for Charity dinner benefitted the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, ensuring that families never receive a bill for a child's medical treatment. KBR President and CEO Stuart Bradie spoke at the event and a number of KBR employees were present and were able to see firsthand the benefits of their fundraising efforts in the community.
KBR President and CEO Stuart Bradie spoke about the importance of giving back at St. Jude's Legends for Charity event.
"We are proud of our long history of supporting St. Jude which does such critical work to treat and defeat cancer and other diseases that threaten the lives of children," said Bradie. "This year, thanks to the many KBR employees who have volunteered their time and funds, we were thrilled to donate $100,000 to St. Jude which is our largest contribution to date. As a company, we believe good corporate citizenship is essential and our employees take great pride and delight in giving back and helping others," he continued.
KBR employees around the world continue to make a significant difference in their communities by cultivating the company's culture of philanthropy. From the company's leaders to the young professionals and future leaders of KBR, we are proud to serve the communities where we live and work.