Carlson Construction has made a commitment to support organizations where we have immediate impact and where our involvement is more than just monetary. The other criteria we identified as being important to our team is the need to involve kids.
Carlson Construction recently embarked on supporting another great organization, the Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS). YESS supports kids and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 who live in crisis every day. After visiting YESS’ site, it was clear we could make an immediate impact. We kicked off with financial support and an underwear drive as at that point, their greatest need was undergarments and socks.
At Lawton School in North East Edmonton we started a tool drive which secured a new batch of cordless tools for the Wood Shop, gift cards from Home Depot and of course, the four new well-built work benches for the shop class. We also provided a cash donation.
Every year, for the past five years, the Carlson Elves spread the word that their office is a donation drop-off location for Santas Anonymous. With the help of clients and staff, Carlson Construction is proud to continue its tradition of helping ensure 25,000 children in the Edmonton area have a gift from Santa on Christmas morning.