Giving Back

Since supporting people is at the heart of what we do, RDK extends that support to charitable efforts. From national causes to local endeavors, RDK never underestimates the impact made by giving.

 

2017 Bowl a Strike for Kids

On Friday, March 10, 2017, a group from RDK participated in the "Bowl a Strike for Kids" event. This is a fundraising event that helps Family Services of Merrimack Valley with their youth mentoring program "Big Friends, Little Friends".




The Food Project 2016

A group of RDK employees spent the day volunteering with The Food Project on their farm in Lincoln, MA on October 15, 2016. The Food Project is an organization that helps youths and adults from diverse backgrounds build sustainable food systems. Food from each of the farms is distributed through their community supported agriculture programs, farmers markets, and also donated to local hunger relief organizations.

The Food Project 2016

 

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016

A group of RDK employees volunteered with the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, September 17, 2016. They spent 7 hours filling and moving 5 gallon buckets of stone as well as 75 pound concrete blocks from the front of the house to the retaining wall area in the back.


Zumix Radio Launch Block Party

RDK sponsored the Zumix Radio Launch Block Party on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Zumix is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building the community through music and the arts. Guests were able to listen to wonderful music while supporting local youth artists.

 

Windrush Farms Trot Trot Trail 5K

RDK employees participated the first annual Windrush Farms Trot Trot Trail 5K on June 16, 2016. Windrush Farm is a non-profit organization that provides equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with special needs, veterans, youth at risk, survivors of human trafficking and more.

 

2015 Pan-Mass Challenge

Seven RDKers participated in the 36th Annual Pan Mass Challenge. RDK's team raised over $12,000 dollars, all of which goes directly to the Jimmy Fund to support cancer research at Dana Farber. The team's dedication for the cause spurred training when ice still covered the lakes, leading to impressive teamwork on the day of the event. Despite narrowly avoided wrong-turns and pothole dilemmas, all of RDK's bikers persevered to a successful finish. The PMC's contagious spirit was evidenced at the finish line where family members waited to congratulate their tired bikers.?

 

2015 Reid's Ride Bike-a-thon

On July 19, 2015, a group of RDKers joined hundreds of fellow cyclists on a 28 mile bike ride to support adolescents and young adults battling cancer. Reid’s Ride, established by The Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, provides critical assistance for AYA research, prognosis, and treatment. The sore muscles of our twelve RDK bikers are a small price for being part of such an incredible initiative.

 

2014 Boston Heart Walk

RDK teamed up with the Boston Scientific headquarters design team, including Boston Scientific, Margulies Perruzzi Architects and Columbia Construction, and participated in the American Heart Association's 2014 Boston Heart Walk. The event took place at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade on September 6th. The Heart Walk raised money to fund research and education for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. 

 

Relay for Life

On June 27, 2014, RDK's Olivia and Ashley participated in Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams camped out overnight and took turns walking around a track for 24 hours straight! At the Quincy event alone, the teams raised $86,906.

 

Job Shadow Day

On April 8, 2014, the RDK Andover office was lucky enough to participate in a Job Shadow Day. RDK hosted two 8th grade girls from the Lawrence Esperanza Academy. Ana and Alondra spent the day in the Andover office shadowing many employees to learn more about different roles within a business and what they may be able to expect in the ‘real world’. ESPERANZA ACADEMY is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Esperanza's mission is to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens. They empower and prepare their girls to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect. We are glad that RDK could be a small piece of this today!


 

RDK attends Annual Fashion Plates Luncheon

In November 2013, ten RDK women attended the annual Fashion Plates Luncheon and Fashion Show, a fashion fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis, Greater New England Chapter. RDK and employees donated $1,500+ to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

RDK's Team, Pretty in Pink, at the 2013 Avon Walk

Pretty in Pink took on the challenge of walking 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2013 - Boston. They exceeded their required fundraising goal of $5,400 and as a team raised $6,476.30.  As a whole, $4 million was raised for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2013 - Boston helping to save lives and spread awareness.

 

On Sponsoring and Volunteering at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club Halloween Party

RDK sponsored the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club's Halloween party again this year. Three employees attended the event and were guest judges for the kids costume contest.  Here's what they had to say. "Thank you for coming to the Halloween party to judge the costumes! We could not have given our Club kids this great party without your support! We are truly appreciative! I hope you had fun! I know how overwhelming it can be walking into a place filled with 400 enthusiastic youngsters! Thanks for taking time out of your schedules to spend it with us!"
- Stephanie, Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
 

On Sponsoring the Girl Scouts of America:

“It was an honor to host this group of very special young ladies and share some key lessons about what it means to be strong and courageous.  RDK supports important organizations like the Girl Scouts of America because we believe in their positive founding principles for young women and we know that these young scouts are our future leaders."
– Laura DePalma, CFO and Principal

RDK Gives Back to:

Adopt-A-Student Foundation

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

ASHRAE

Boston Preservation Alliance

Bowl a Strike for Kids

Charlotte Publix Food Drive

Christopher Leuci Family Education Trust

Globe Santa Fund

IFMA

Jordan Strong Fund

Kimi Nichols Center

Kindermourn

Northborough Helping Hands Association

Makers Education Program

Parkinsons Foundation

Pan-Mass Challenge

Paw-it-Forward Project

Sweetpea for Animals

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Windrush Farm

Wounded Warriors

YMCA of Greater Lawrence