Habitat for Humanity® Women Build® of Monroe County
Members of the BioConvergence team are actively involved in several Habitat for Humanity volunteer events. Nichole Byrer (Pharmaceutical Technician) participated in the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program of 2012 to promote the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat houses.
The 2012 Women Build was the 11th for Monroe County and included the construction of two homes in Monroe County, as well as providing funds to support the construction of one house through the El Salvador sister affiliate. It took 225 volunteer builders, about 1,600 volunteer hours, and $70,000 for land and materials to complete the home. For more information on the program, click here.
Lemonade Day is a learning program where communities across the nation teach youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. In the six years since Lemonade Day’s inception, it has grown to 120,000 kids in 31 cities. A team from BioC taught classes at the local Boys and Girls Club and participated in Lemonade Day on May 19th. Among the volunteers were Andrew Peabody (Business Analyst), Kevin Dick (Associate Project Manager), and Kara Strass (Associate Alliance Manager). Their stand was run by 9-11 year olds from the Boys and Girls Club and was visited by many BioConvergence employees. BioConvergence was also among the many local sponsors.
To learn more about Lemonade Day in Bloomington, or to become involved yourself, click here.