With a longstanding history of building on Long Island, philanthropy has always been a part of our business philosophy. We have participated in the following charitable projects:
Child Advocacy Center
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at The Pat and Mary Bagnato Place for Kids in an establishment dedicated to the care of child victims of physical and sexual abuse. The project consisted of building a new facility to replace the existing facility next door which they had outgrown. The new CAC designed by Fusion Architecture encompasses everything that could be needed, and everything that was lacking in the original CAC. It's a completely designated structure with residential curb appeal, contains state-of-the-art equipment, and is energy efficient. Vendors donated materials, supplies, and equipment. Most subcontractors worked for little or no profit, some made partial donations, and yet others donated their labor and materials outright. Local Union affiliates provided varying degrees of assistance to the project.
In 2011, E.W. Howell was one of five firms nationally to receive the AGC in the Community Award.
Similar to the CAC, E.W. Howell was approached to participate in a project for Grace Peshkur, the little girl who had a rare skin disease which required constant care. In the fall of 2006, E.W. Howell built the Peshkur’s a new 3,000 SF home, making it handicap accessible to meet Grace's medical needs. Our goal was to improve the quality of life for Grace and help her family with their daily struggle. All time and materials were donated outright by E.W. Howell and their subcontractors and vendors.
Benefit for a Friend
E.W. Howell has always been committed to helping on a local level and staying connected to the community. Starting in 2003, we have sponsored the annual Benefit for a Friend golf outing which is designed to help construction families in need, and to date has raised and distributed approximately $100,000 annually.
In addition to the charitable efforts listed above, E.W. Howell has supported many charities/organizations over the years including:
- UCP Suffolk
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- The New York Botanical Garden
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- The Michelle O'Neill Foundation
- Simon Youth Foundation
- Outreach Project
- Cooley's Anemia Foundation
- Hofstra University Athletics
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Camp Anchor
- Farmingdale State College
- Mercy Center Ministries
- Council on the Arts
- Queens Theatre in the Park
- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
- Boys Scouts of America
- YMCA of Greater New York
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