March – Reach a Child
Michael F. Simon Builders is continuing the company’s 125th Anniversary celebration by giving back to the community in a different way each month throughout 2018. As we continue to reach out into the community, Simon Builders has selected the REACH-A-Child organization as our March service project. We are donating over 125 backpacks to be distributed to Waunakee Police Department and the Dane County Sherrif’s office.
Due to the nature of their work, these police officers are regularly tasked with assisting victims through extremely difficult situations. Often times, those victims include children. The REACH-A-Child initiative provides a valuable tool to help children during times of crisis. Providing a book and a backpack to a child in crisis diverts their attention from the tragic situation and allows the Officer to comfort them. Simon Builders employees will have a service day to pack and distribute these backpacks.
Simon Builders has had a long history of assisting the Waunakee Police Department by participating in the National Night Out festivities which are held annually. Most recently our efforts provided fundraising through the “We Support Our Waunakee Police” yard signs to help finance Waunakee’s K9 Thoro, a yellow Labrador Retriever, in 2016.