The team at the RETTEW has been making Jared Boxes for years. This year, they exceeded the previous year’s efforts and created 147 Jared Boxes.
RETTEW State College office made 60 Jared Boxes for the children at Mount Nittany Health. The Williamsport office made 23 Jared Boxes for the children at UPMC Williamsport and the Mechanicsburg office made 64 boxes for Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill.
In addition, RETTEW Charitable Foundation donated $500 to The Jared Box Project.
“Improving the quality of life in our communities is part of RETTEW’s purpose and providing the gift of play to children in need is so fulfilling for our team,” said Clayton Bubeck, President and CEO of RETTEW. “As a parent whose child has received a Jared Box during a hospital stay, I’ve seen firsthand how these gifts bring incredible value and happiness to a child’s day.”
Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 500 Design Firm, RETTEW is a leading multidisciplinary consulting firm dedicated to rethinking norms and driving change. RETTEW provides civil, transportation, environmental, and subsurface utility engineering; geophysics; land planning; surveying; safety consulting; and design-build services across a range of markets. Today RETTEW is 100% employee-owned with close to 300 employees and 10 offices located in Allentown, Conshohocken, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, State College and Williamsport, Pa.; St. Clairsville and Uniontown, Ohio; and Morgantown, W.Va. For more information about RETTEW, visit www.rettew.com.
The Jared Box Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit that was started in State College, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Jared Box Project is to entertain and put a smile on the faces of children in the hospital. Each box contains small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books, and fun activities. The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania, to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with the courage and faith that continues to inspire us all. Since then, more than 900,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States. Boxes filled with the “gift of play” are given to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers, and clinics. Children and their parents are so thankful for these boxes that showcase the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love.
“We are honored and overjoyed by the overwhelming support of the entire RETTEW organization. This project continues through the kindness of others. The efforts of RETTEW are a perfect example of how they are community-minded and place great importance on giving back,” said Cindy Kolarik, Executive Director, The Jared Box Project.