Rochester Hills construction company fulfills ‘wish lists’ of 14 foster children
For the third straight year, Butcher & Butcher Construction Co. Inc. in Rochester Hills has teamed up with Friends of Foster Kids to fulfill Christmas “wish lists” for 14 local foster children.
Friends of Foster Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides Christmas for children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. This year, the organization fulfilled more than 1,000 wish lists for children in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties.
In the past, the owners of Butcher & Butcher used company resources to shop for the handful of foster kids they sponsored. This year, the company decided to experiment with the generosity of its employees by collecting wish lists from 14 children and putting up a giving tree in the shop with each individual gift on it, totaling over 100 gifts ranging from stuffed animals and pajamas to bikes, iPods and gaming systems.
“The generosity of our employees blew us away,” said Pat Butcher, Butcher & Butcher’s president.
“We weren’t sure how the employee participation would be, but we were committed to personally fulfilling each gift if necessary. However, after only a week, just 15 gifts remained on the giving tree. The spirit of Christmas is not lost on the great men and women who work for B&B. Next year, we are confident that we can aim even higher and support 20 kids or more at Christmas time”.
Butcher & Butcher Construction Co. Inc. has been in business for more than 40 years. It employs just over 100 men and women at all three locations. Their work can be seen locally at the Detroit Athletic Club, Oakland University’s new student housing center, Ferris State University’s new student center, Meadowbrook Country Club, Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village, Meadowbrook Hall, Edesl and Eleanor Ford’s mansion, and Detroit Country Day School.
For more information about Butcher & Butcher, visit www.bbconstruction.com. For more information about Friends of Foster Kids, visit friendsoffosterkids.org.