Representatives from Swinerton Builders presented Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center with a $14,725 check on Tuesday. An additional donation brought the total donation to over $15,000. The gift was the result of a corporate fundraiser that raised $83,766.98 for non-profit organizations across the country thanks to the efforts of Swinerton employees. The Seattle-based division office raised more than any of the 12 total participating locations, and the Swinerton Foundation matched their contributions.
"I came to know about Little Bit through [Little Bit Board of Directors member] Wayne Miller with Mulvanny G2", stated Swinerton's Dave Worley, Division Manager. "I attended an event with Wayne two years ago and it was then that I was really enlightened about the wonderful work that Little Bit has been doing for years. I was extremely touched by Wayne's passion for Little Bit, so when our corporate office came up with a 2013 challenge celebrating our 125th year in business, I couldn't think of a better organization to for which to give our challenge winnings!" Swinerton Project Executive Derek Jaschke continues, "The Swinerton Foundation is very proud to support Little Bit, an organization that truly enhances lives in such a unique way."
Subcontractors affiliated with Swinerton Builders also contributed to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, including Washington Commercial Painters, Smith Fire Systems, First Line Systems, Commercial Wall Systems, Division 9 Flooring, American Mechanical Corp, Milano Townhomes LLC, and SGS Glass.
Little Bit Executive Director Kathy Alm: "Little Bit depends on the support of the community to provide services to our riders and patients with disabilities, and we are honored to have generous partners like Swinerton joining us in our mission of changing lives, one stride at a time."
Swinerton Builders provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888 and celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves-proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing therapeutic horsemanship services to children and adults with disabilities in the Puget Sound area since 1976.