Along the way, we help start the Schaumburg AM Club and have been working together as much as we could to help the local community.
This project is no different. Dave Ligman, Autos teacher at Hoffman Estates High school, has been working with all of us over the years finding outstanding candidates for our Applied Technology Scholarships that helped students pay for education and training in the trades. We provided around $10,000 a year and had candidates’ winning the Rotary District 6440 Awards as well.
About a year ago, Dave Ligman mentioned to Don Minor, a long time Rotary member and very active with our Applied Technology Scholarships, that many students still need help getting the tools they needed for the training and beyond. Don found fellow Rotarians that could help put this together. Cris Hinojosa, owner of BNC Auto Body, gather the tools list and made contacts in getting quality tools.
Don enlisted the Help of the Schaumburg AM Club and Jim McKenzie came in to help. Holly Fath, our Club’s Youth Service Director became a cheerleader for the cause. After a short presentation at our meeting, hearing from a student we had award scholarships to in the past, we asked for financial support of the members in the club. Now, here we are giving the first set of tool kits to worthy students to use during their education and beyond.
I know there are many clients of GLM who are in the Auto industry. If you are interested in helping young students and potentially future employees, please contact Tom Gosche firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a Daily Herald Article Highlighting the program: