Kathy Ritchie Appointed to CASA Board
Research Manager Kathy Ritchie was recently appointed to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (
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Employees Raise Money for the Warrior and Family Support Center
To celebrate Independence Day and honor the military service of Private First Class Terry Heise, Dixon Schwabl employees wore jeans to raise money for the Warrior and Family Support Center. The team at Dixon Schwabl was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the center to recognize the agency’s support and contributions.
In October 2010, Heise, an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division and brother of Dixon Schwabl employee Megan Sperber, survived a blast from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. He sustained serious injuries but survived the blast with two shattered legs, a burst-fractured vertebrae, and shrapnel wounds to his face and upper body.
When Heise was stable enough to return to the U.S., he was treated at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. For more than a year, he endured many surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. His rehab was supported by the Warrior and Family Support Center, a group on the base that supports soldiers and their families while they are recovering.
In addition to this donation, employees at Dixon Schwabl collected money and supplies last year for the center’s recovering soldiers.
Dixon Schwabl employees make it happen!
11 Dixon Schwabl employees used their ”Make it Happen” day to volunteer more than 22 hours at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Household Sale. As part of the agency’s commitment to the Rochester community, employees are given a “Make it Happen” day to volunteer for an organization or event they are passionate about.
For the first time ever, in addition to the annual fall sale, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, held its Household Sale in the spring. For 23 years, the fall sale has proven to be one of the largest for the nonprofit. With more than 25 departments and 75,000 square feet of shopping space filled with donated treasures, all proceeds from this event directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, which supported more than 900 families and critically ill children from all over the country last year alone. The spring sale brought out more than 8,000 shoppers and raised $155,000.