Being part of the Holland Construction Services team means giving back to the community. We take pride in being a good corporate citizen. Our team members generously donate their time to volunteer at organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary Club, Neighbors for Renewal, MS Society, and the United Way, as well as with local Chambers and various church groups. Team members also participate in annual food drives, clothing and toy collections, and blood drives.
In addition, Holland hosts a winter golf tournament, the Klondike Klassic, to raise funds for local charities. Past recipients include:
- Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center
- Fontebella Maternity Home
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
- Lewis & Clark Council, Boy Scouts of America
- Swansea Kingdom
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Special Olympics of Southwestern Illinois
- Swansea Patriots for Melvin Price Park
HOLLAND EMPLOYEE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
With Holland’s “Can Do!” philosophy, the Holland Employee Charitable Foundation (HECF) was established with the mission of dedicating ourselves to helping others in the community through donations and volunteering. The HECF is employee run and driven.
Through the HECF, the Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament is now an annual event. Funds raised from this event as well as other events throughout the year go towards local charitable organizations voted on by the Foundation.
The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity as a component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation.
Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament
The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation raised $25,000 at the 2017 Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament thanks to the overwhelming support of Holland friends and associates including 160 golfers and over 90 sponsors. This year’s tournament was held to benefit Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center. Located in Germantown, IL, Chakota TRC provides Therapeutic Horseback Riding for children and adults with disabilities, including a new therapy program specifically designed for veterans.
Belleville Chili Cook-off
Holland employees also participate in Belleville’s Annual Chili Cook-off festival with a food booth. Funds are raised to help support local charities.
Holland is an investor in the Belleville CEO program. The program gives entrepreneurial high school students real-life learning experiences by meeting community business leaders.
Neighbors for Renewal
Holland team members got together to help out a local not-for-profit group called Neighbors for Renewal. The group purchases homes, rehabilitates the homes using volunteer labor, and sells the homes to working families whose income falls within established guidelines. The Holland team helped with sidewalk demo, gutter/downspout demo, drywall, and exterior house improvements.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Tournament
Every March, Holland team members, friends and family participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois Bowl for Kids Sake tournament. The event helps raise awareness and the funding necessary to match a child with a mentor.
Annual Swansea Food Drive
Every year Holland sponsors a food drive for the Swansea Food Pantry. The Swansea Food Pantry is a not-for-profit organization that receives no government funding to run and relies solely on community involvement. Thank you to everyone who participated!
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Holland sponsors an employee blood drive annually for the American Red Cross. In 2017, 12 people registered to donate and 11 productive units of blood were collected. For every unit of blood collected, 3 people are helped, so we were able to help 33 individuals!
Every year Holland employees and their families join Team Riess at the Walk MS in Millstadt. They participate by raising funds and walking to support fellow employee Jim Riess, who was diagnosed with MS in 2003. Funds raised from the event help support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research with a goal of creating a world free from MS.