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Callanan Grants a wish

This past year, Callanan Industries partnered up with the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in an effort to raise money and grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses. The average cost to grant a wish is $12,500.

Through multiple fundraising efforts and generous donations from our customers, vendors, community members, employees, families and friends, we were able to raise a total of $20,000 to help fulfill a wish for a seriously ill child. This money will be used to grant the wish of Noah Lake, a non-verbal six year old from Schenectady, NY who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. Noah’s wish is to go to Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse. We invited Noah and his family to our company holiday party, where we announced to him that his wish would be granted.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to our cause and helped us to grant Noah’s wish.

6 year old Noah


Safety Education

Callanan employees spent time educating the kindergartners at Stillwater Elementary about the construction industry and the importance of safety.


Callanan-Crusaders Basketball Tournament



The inaugural Callanan Crusaders Basketball Tournament on October 28 was a slam-dunk success, raising more than $8,000 each for Make-A-Wish of Northeast New York and Catholic Central High School. The charity tournament drew 14 teams to Catholic Central gym in Troy for a day of hoops and community camaraderie. This concluded a year of fundraising by Callanan employees for Make-A-Wish. In total, we raised more than $15,000 to help fulfill a wish for a seriously ill child. Funds were also raised through activities at our family picnic and employee car/motorcycle charity ride in June, as well as donations from our office staff throughout the year for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays.
Basketball game — Callanan in Albany, NY
Man in orange holding the ball — Callanan in Albany, NY
Picture with the mascot — Callanan in Albany, NY
Team picture — Callanan in Albany, NY


Make A Difference Week

For the fourth consecutive year, Callanan employees organized a Make A Difference Week in October. Groups of employees volunteered with a different not-for-profit organization each day. This year we volunteered with:

  • Turnpike Elementary
  • Van Rensselear Manor and Rehabilitation
  • Regional Food Bank
  • Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club
  • American Red Cross

  • Employees held three donation drives in addition to volunteering. We donated toiletries to the Hope House in Albany, pet supplies to the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society, and coats to Carhartt through their partnership with One Warm Coat.
    Busy man — Callanan in Albany, NY


    Intern Volunteer Night

    Callanan interns volunteered at the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany, where they took a tour of the facility and served dinner to approximately 130 homeless members. All services offered at the Rescue Mission are free of charge and include meals, emergency shelter, drug and alcohol recovery programs, medical clinic, clothing distribution center, learning center, and transitional living programs.
    Men and women in apron — Callanan in Albany, NY


    Veterans Miracle Center

    Callanan employees proudly volunteered at Veteran’s Miracle Center and sorted donated items for veterans and countries in need. Veterans Miracle Center provides donated items to local active military personnel and veterans free of charge and ships supplies to countries in need all over the world.


    Interfaith Partnership for the homeless

    Callanan team members joined together to volunteer and cook breakfast at the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH). Together, we cooked and served about thirty people. The IPH provides a variety of services to the homeless and low income community.