Chazen understands the importance of giving back to the community. We strongly encourage our employees to actively participate in the communities in which they live and work. Some examples of the organizations Chazen and its employees contribute to, work with, and hold leadership positions include:
Team Chazen returned for the second year as a competitor at the Capital Region CANstruction competition. The 2019 theme was Disney! After months of planning and fundraising, Chazen raised over $5,000 to create Ursula the Sea Witch entirely out of canned goods. Her mission was "Stuck on Sinking Hunger" and she certainly will help many!
All the funds and cans that were used to create the CANstructure are donated to local food pantries to help feed those in need.
Thank you to everyone who supported our build!
“If you CAN dream it, you CAN do it.” – Walt Disney.
Teddy Bear Drive
Chazen collected dozens of Teddy Bears and stuffed animals for The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Each child that comes to The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is given a bear of their choice to help begin the healing process.
Thank you to the CPCA for the important work you do for children, families and our community and thank you for allowing us to be a small part of it.
Chazen has successfully completed its first CANstruction Build, where we took Paddington Bear on a Quest to Feed the Capital! At the completion of the event, Chazen received the “Best Signage Board” Award for 2018. This award is given to a build team that excels in design for their accompanying signage - by tying together the theme, design concept, and story behind the CANstructure. In addition, after a 2 week display, Chazen's Paddington Bear received the "People's Choice" Award. Votes were collected based on can donations during the two week exhibit display. Paddington collected 1,372 cans (votes), a record number for the 8 year event.
Chazen alone raised $5,288 and used 2,920 food items to build our structure! Every can is donated to The Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region, through more than 60 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.
Chazen Cereal Donation
Chazen collected 50 boxes of cereal in one week to help support and contribute to the Annual Dutchess County-Wide Boxed Cereal Food Drive.
Ed Larkin, Principal, Director of Code Services, has volunteered with Rebuilding Together in Saratoga County for the past ten years. In his current role, Ed is the President of the Board of Directors. In addition, he has organized Chazen’s annual Rebuilding Together volunteer projects for the past seven years and counting. These projects bring employees together from multiple offices to achieve the common goal of helping individuals in our community that are in dire need of assistance.
Rebuilding Together is a national organization that partners with volunteers to ensure homeowners in need can continue to live in safe and healthy homes, and helps to revitalize and support our communities through both residential projects and community builds. They just recently celebrated the grand opening of their new headquarters and store in Ballston Spa.
Purple Heart Homes
Chazen provided support for Purple Heart Homes and provided land surveying services for a veteran’s home. Purple Heart Homes provides housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans.
Some Examples of Organizations Chazen Supports:
- American Society of Civil Engineers Mid–Hudson Branch
- Adirondack 46ers
- Adopt a Family Program
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Audubon Society
- Autism Society
- Capital City Rescue Mission
- Capital Roots
- Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
- Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
- Concerned for the Hungry
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Dutchess County SPCA
- Ellis Foundation
- Family Services
- Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
- Fund for Lake George
- Grace Smith House, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hope House, Inc.
- Hudson River Watershed Alliance
- Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council
- Hudson Valley House of Hope
- Lake George Land Conservancy
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
- New Horizons Resources, Inc.
- Open Door Mission
- Open Space Institute
- Parks & Trails New York
- Purple Heart Homes
- Rebuilding Together Capital Region
- Relay for Life
- Ryan McElroy Foundation
- The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
- The Chamber Foundation, Inc.
- Toys for Tots
- United Way
- YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County, NY