DPR Construction Lends a Hand to the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

DPR Construction employees rolled up their sleeves on Saturday to help update and renovate The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. In addition to the day of service, employees presented a $1500 donation to the Club.

Fifteen DPR employees donated their time and skills on Saturday to complete a variety of tasks ranging from the construction of new shelving and cabinets, to painting and bathroom renovation work. The outreach from DPR is part of a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which they work. For DPR, philanthropy is more than just money. The company actively seeks opportunities to contribute meaningful volunteer time in addition to financial support.

“We are thrilled to be able to participate in this service project with the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club,” said Darryl Strunk, project executive with DPR. “Our teams really enjoy hands-on volunteerism and working together to make our community stronger. We believe that the personal connections we make build a strong foundation for a lasting relationship.”

DPR’s connection with the Boys & Girls Club has deep roots in Georgia. Its Atlanta office has worked with the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club for more than 10 years. Throughout the longevity of that relationship, DPR has awarded more than $840,000 to the Club and DPR employees have contributed in excess of 4,000 volunteer hours.

“We were excited to meet the DPR team and learn of their connection with the Boys & Girls Club,” said Vincent Del Monte, executive director for the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. “The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club is one of the oldest in Georgia, and with that comes some unique facility challenges. We really look forward to working with DPR in Savannah to help economically disadvantaged children from kindergarten to high school have a safe, educational and enriching place to learn and grow.”

In 2008, DPR established the DPR Foundation to support organizations that assist economically disadvantaged youth. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to organizations across the county.