BEi is celebrating their 45th year in service!
Join us July 29th, 2017 to for our Christmas in July Fun Run/Walk – or crawl! We don’t care how you finish, just get across that finish line.
Along your 3.1 mile run, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up 2 fancily wrapped presents to cash in at the end of the race. Who doesn’t love presents? Especially in July?!
For registering you will get an awesome shirt, an unforgettable post-race smoothie and a chance to win awesome prizes.
We’ll also have local vendors for you to visit pre and post-race, depending on when you start.
All vendors will be set up outside. Please plan on brining canopy or weather cover to keep products dry.
Location: Warren State Hospital Grounds
Cost: Racers: $30 — Vendors: $15
The Fifth Annual Warren Gives Online Fundraising Event will be held Wednesday May 17, 2017, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Thanks to the communities continuous generosity, Bollinger Enterprises, Inc., has been in the Top Ten for number of contributions received and total amount of contributions in each year since the event was launched in 2013.
Funds raised through Warren Gives have enhanced the programs of BEi such as the BE-inspired Art Program, updating technology to enhance client’s academic and social skills, and purchasing current production equipment which will increase the earning power of our workers in our shop.
Last year BEi received $8,452.71 though Warren Gives thanks to you! This year our goal will be $9,000. To help you remember to contribute to BEi on May 17th visit www.warrengives.org and click on the “Donating“ tab and then click “Send me an email reminder.” BEi‘s doors will be open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on May 17th to provide computer access and assistance to make donations.
Please view the article in the Warren Times Observer by clicking the link below:
BEi artists have been busy creating art objects for sale through art classes sponsored by Erie Arts and Culture’s Artist in Residency Program. On Saturday, May 16th BEi was selling art products at the Warren YMCA during an athletic tournament. In the photo, BEi artist, Samantha Miller, is ready to offer assitance to customers. Thanks to the YMCA for providing the opportunity to promote the art project through the sale!
The May 13th Warren Gives event was once again successful for BEI ! We received $6936.90 in contributions and foundation matching dollars with 62 donors providing financial support. These totals placed us at number ten in both categories. Warren Gives checks were presented to the 97 participating nonprofit organizations at a special celebration in Warren on May 20th. In the photo, Dr. Charles Mackenzie, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Warren County , presents a proceeds check to Bob Klebacha, Executive Director of BEi. The Warren Gives funds will be used for: BEi’s Art as a Vocation Project, equipment and materials needs at the BEi workshop, and to help with renovation costs for the BEi building in Warren that will become home to BEi’s community based programs.
An Updated list of current donations can be viewed via the link below… BEi is in the top 10!
Annabel and Clifford Bollinger founded Bollinger Enterprises, Inc. (BEi) , in 1972, and the portrait-like plywood cutouts of them have served as greeters for many years in the lobby of BEi. The cut outs, as well as the Warren Gives sign with the Smartphone caricature, were created and donated to BEi by artist Susan Bollinger-Haupin of Youngsville. Susan Bollinger-Haupin is also the daughter of Annabel and Clifford Bollinger. The Warren Gives online/credit card only donation program, which will be held on May 14th, will be accepting donations electronically via computers and Smartphones.
WarrenGives Spawns a New Program and Work Opportunity at BEi
Generous contributions from Warren Gives 2013 donors to Bollinger Enterprises, Inc., (BEi) were greatly enhanced by matching funds by a Pittsburgh Foundation and a local company resulting in a new arts program and machine shop improvements.
The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust based in Pittsburgh, matched $2,500 from BEi’s 2013 WarrenGives Campaign with a $12,500 grant to start up an “Arts as a Vocation” Program at BEi. This five time magnification of matching dollars has enabled 16 BEi program participants to develop their artistic talents with the intent to develop saleable art objects and products. Creative Citizen Studios of Pittsburgh has been contracted to develop this program. The initial phases of the program have resulted in art assessments of interested participants and in the formation an art advisory board made up of local artists and others interested in the project.
Petrex, Inc., has a long standing business relationship with BEi; the machine shop at BEi fabricates component parts for the company’s internal floating roof systems for above ground bulk fuel storage tanks. Petrex’s increased business volume has led to increased demand and efficiency for work done at BEi. To that end, Petrex and BEi have made a substantial investment in a multiple spindle drill head to increase productivity. Using $2,000 from BEi’s 2013 Warren Gives Campaign as a match, Petrex, Inc, more than doubled this amount by providing funds to purchase the equipment.
The matching funds provided by the Trees Trust and Petrex, Inc., to the WarrenGives 2013 donations have resulted in a substantial investment In BEi programs and industrial contract services. It is hoped that the 2014 WarrenGives Online Giving Campaign that will be held on May 14, 2014 will again be successful for BEi so that continuous improvement of programs and services at BEi can be realized.
BEi, established in 1972, provides a wide variety of services to meet the employment, vocational training, and community support needs of individuals with disabilities in Warren and Forest Counties.
@2017 Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.