As early as 2007, RJ Lee Group has helped make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish foundation. On December 9, our Group Troop organization presented a donation to Shannon O’Halloran, Development Coordinator from Make-A-Wish for a total of $1500.
The Group Troop was founded in 2009 as an in-house social organization to promote RJ Lee Group’s involvement in the community. Annual activities include charitable walks, donations of food, clothing, and toys, ice cream socials, pot-luck luncheons, pop-up pretzel sales, Steelers’ pools, and recycling efforts. RJ Lee Group employees nominate local organizations to support each year, and a company-wide vote is held to choose the recipient of the donations. The Pittsburgh Dream Center won the vote for 2015. However, a portion of the yearly contributions are always presented to Make-A-Wish to help children and families in need. The company’s annual holiday party includes a gift basket raffle, when groups within the company contribute gift baskets that feature a wide variety of themes, from spa trips to food baskets to varieties of gift cards. The money raised from the raffle ticket sale is contributed to Make-A-Wish.
Kristy Anderson of the Group Troop explained why the organization continues to be a favorite charity of the company, saying, “I think Make-A-Wish continues to be so popular because so many of the people at RJ Lee Group enjoy being a part of making a difference in a child’s life, especially those with a life-threatening illness. It is a tradition that we all look forward to every year. Our employees vote each year on the charities to which we’ll contribute, and Make-A-Wish is always at the top of the list.”
About RJ Lee Group
RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics and consulting firm providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers. RJ Lee Group’s headquarters are located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in Monroeville, Pa.