Allied Universal Employees Distribute Clothes and Food to Chicago Unsheltered
Annual event distributed 200 meals, 235 coats, 200 pairs of pants, 250 pairs of socks, and 35 pairs of shoes to about 235 people in need.
IRVINE, Calif. – Allied Universal employees from the Chicago metropolitan area branches visited the neighborhoods of Chicago hit hardest by homelessness to distribute coats, clothing, shoes and meals as part of the company’s Project THERE Souls to Soles project on Oct. 17.
This year’s annual event distributed 200 meals, 235 coats, 200 pairs of pants, 250 pairs of socks, and 35 pairs of shoes to approximately 235 people in need, according to the company announcement.
“Project THERE partners with charitable organizations within the community that help large groups of people and allow our employees to volunteer their time to assist in any way they can,” says Brian Webber, Allied Universal president of the Midwest region, in the announcement.
“This initiative gives our team members the opportunity to give back to the community that they both live and work in through acts of service,” he says.
More About Allied Universal Project THERE
Employees of Allied Universal hold Project THERE community outreach events nationwide. The company’s philanthropic initiative “empowers employees to engage with the community, foster meaningful connections and elevate the well-being of those in need,” the company announcement says.
The success of the Chicago Project THERE event was made possible through the kindness and generosity of organizations within the community and include:
- McDonald’s donated the 150 meals, with a local franchise offering a 25% discount on additional meals. McDonald’s also generously provided clothing items collected at various locations and allowed Allied Universal team members to utilize their headquarters for organizing all donations.
- Pacific Uniform donated coats and pants.
- JLL, a global real estate services company, collected and donated coats.
In addition, Michael Newberry, regional vice president at Allied Universal, demonstrated support by contributing 50 meals for the outreach event.
Project THERE is Allied Universal’s philanthropic initiative that “empowers employees to engage with the community, foster meaningful connections and elevate the well-being of those in need,” the company announcement says.
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