FreemanWhite Cares

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Tools for Schools

FW Nashville was excited to help build at Tools For Schools…

A program that involves local businesses in the community to build tables that will be used in Metro Schools.  This is a Hands-On-Nashville event.  The team had so much fun, and at the same time worked really hard building tables from plywood,  adding the tops, and  cutting, nailing, and gluing wood strip sides in addition to so much more!   “It was great to be representing FW while helping kids in our local schools” said Rosalie Manus of the Nashville office.

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Steven Curtis, Jon Visser, Rosalie Manus &  Whit Self participated.

 

The Sandbox

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FreemanWhite Charlotte is proud to participate in this annual event, which is created for Charlotte area children and teens who’ve been diagnosed with cancer or life altering illness and their escort.

The Sandbox is a charitable organization that locks arms with the Charlotte community and walks with families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or life-altering illness. The Sandbox is a natural partnership and continuation of FreemanWhite’s core services, which support our clients in providing quality patient care and support.

FreemanWhite is honored to support the Sandbox in their many efforts to support families throughout the year. To learn more about the Sandbox click here.


Victory Junction & FreemanWhite Cares

Victory Junction is a summer camp program for kids with disabilities and serious illnesses. The camp was founded by NASCAR racer Kyle Petty and actor Paul Newman. The best part is that no child has to pay to attend. The organization raises the camp attendance fees which are approximately $2,500 per child.

The “Body Shop,” which is their clinic building, was in need of  furniture up-fit and lobby redesign. Specifically, FreemanWhite was challenged to add more seats for admissions-days when entire families may be waiting for the camper’s medical check-up prior to camp entry. Sunbrella sponsored fabric for the new furniture, Wray Ward served as project managers and FreemanWhite put together three options for furniture arrangement. FreemanWhite also worked with our furniture contacts to try to locate at-cost and in-king furniture donations.

FreemanWhite wishes to thank employees Katie Fricke, Camille Fox, and Erika Hill for thier dedication to this FW Cares effort.

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Herman Miller’s “We Care” Event

Over 150 children from the Boys & Girls Club joined FreemanWhite San Diego in making 3-D paper ornaments to celebrate the holiday season. The kids and our staff had a great time working on them together.


First Annual Golden Ladle Soup Cook-Off Fundraiser

Remember buck-a-cup fundraisers? Inspired by National Homemade Soup Day, FreemanWhite Cares Charlotte challenged employees to crack up the crock pots to help raise funds for charity.


The Manger: A Gift of Hope at Christmas

FreemanWhite Nashville joined with other members of the community to provide assistance for Christmas gifts to families in need. We used our organizational and planning skills to help arrange the “store” into different shopping areas and assisted families with their shopping and gift wrap.


Packing Meals for 30Abes

FreemanWhite Nashville joined thousands of volunteers  with the goal of packaging 500,000 meals to send to Maison Des Enfents De Dieu orphanage in Haiti. Volunteers helped set a new Guinness World Records  for the “most hunger relief meals packaged in one hour” by a team. The event also benefitted the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.


Tables for Tots Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego

“San Diego Flappers” score big for the Fifth Annual Tables for Tots. Our team’s table raised nearly $4,500 and garnered the most money of any competing firm! Overall, the event exceeded the $50,000 fundraising goal, tipping the scales at $51,814.23. Amazing!

FreemanWhite San Diego teamed with KPFF Consulting Engineers to create a roaring 20s themed pinball machine. Dubbed “The San Diego Flappers,” a play on words for the flappers that bounce the ball around the playing surface, which was a map of San Diego itself. The ball shoots up and over a replica of the Coronado Bridge to start the game, and the bumpers are all city landmarks.

In addition to manpower provided by FreemanWhite and KPFF, the table received graphics from Scantech Graphics and custom color changing LED lighting from Cobalt Lighting.

G/M Business Interiors started Tables for Tots in 2009 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, and every penny raised goes directly to the charity.


Herman Miller’s “We Care” Event

FreemanWhite San Diego helped more than 100 children from the Boys & Girls club make Paper Plate Angels to give as gifts in celebration of the holiday season.


Ace Mentoring Program

Through this involvement, FreemanWhite Nashville helps introduce high school students to the excitement, rewards, and diverse careers available in the A/E/C industry.

Participating students learn how to apply many of the same tools professionals use each day, and they visit the offices of ACE professionals to see first-hand what it is like to work in key segments of the building industry. In addition, teams have the opportunity to tour construction sites for major projects and experience real activities, such as bricklaying and casting and testing concrete cylinders.

FreemanWhite led a group of students from Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School through a design and final presentation process. Their project created modular classrooms utilizing repurposed shipping containers. The presentation was given at the year-end banquet, which was attended by 400 mentors, parents, educators, and community leaders.

The Nashville ACE Mentor program has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the building industry.


“Tiger the Turtle”

FreemanWhite’s creativity doesn’t stop with integrated healthcare design and consulting services. At our 2012 annual company retreat, FreemanWhite designed a team challenge to benefit The Sandbox and correlate with the retreat’s focus on the Analog to Digital Migration.

Each team was asked to write a children’s book and, using electronic methods of sharing, moved the story from one team to another to mimic the path of a physical building project and reflect typical vs. proposed communication options within their organizations.

The winning story became “Tiger the Turtle.” Our goal with the project was to inspire and entertain children and families in a meaningful way. Participating in the creative development of a children’s book enabled our staff to express some of our core principles – imaginative design and a passion for healthcare. We hope the values portrayed in the story encourage children who face daily health challenges.


Tables for Tots Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego

FreemanWhite San Diego was thrilled to participated in the 4th Annual Tables for Tots event, which raised over $37,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

Scantech Graphics + Light Lab donated and installed battery-operated LED lighting in our PlayHaus. It illuminated the slat wall with color changing lights, framed the window opening with blue light, and lit the shelving with warm white light.

FreemanWhite’s PlayHaus design received a winning bid of $450. Combined with a sponsorship from Swinerton Builders and ticket sales crediting our firm, FreemanWhite raised over $1000 for Tables for Tots. Ours was the 8th highest-selling table, and we were in the top 30% of fundraisers. Participants included 30 architectural and design firms, 40 sponsors, and 450 attendees.