Spring Blood Drive
In March, Zoltek hosted it’s bi-annual blood drive at our corporate headquarters in Bridgeton, Missouri. Employees from all departments participated. We collected 14 units of blood!
The team at our Headquarters location collected wishlist items for Lydia’s House in St. Louis. Lydia’s House is the only transitional housing program in Eastern Missouri that is specifically for battered and abused women and their children. Lydia’s House offers secure housing and an advocate to help guide each family through the recovery process. Items collected were distributed to families utilizing the services of Lydia’s House during the Christmas Holiday.
For more information visit www.lydiashouse.org.
The team at our St. Peters location collected food for the St. Louis Area Foodbank in December. The shifts competed against each other to collect the most food and ended up collecting over 3,600 pounds in total! Great work to all!
For more information about the St. Louis Area Foodbank, visit: www.stlfoodbank.org.
Employees at Zoltek’s Missouri Research Park location hosted a food drive to benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank in November. In total they collected 617 pounds and will provide 504 meals to those in need!
Fall Blood Drive
In September, Zoltek hosted it’s bi-annual blood drive at our corporate headquarters in Bridgeton, Missouri. Employees from all departments participated. We exceeded our goal and collected 18 units of blood!
Ranken Jordan Collection
Employees in St. Louis came together to collect items for the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital during the month of June. Books, toys, games, and craft kits, as well as, over $600 were collected to help entertain the children staying at Ranken Jordan as they transition from hospital to home.
Holiday Food Drive
Employees at our St. Peters location came together to collect non perishable food items for STL Foodbank. Over 1,600 pounds were collected during this drive! Additional donations of $450 each for St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Five Acres Animal Shelter were collected as well!
Pattonville Community Toy Drive
In December, employees at Zoltek Headquarters collected new, unwrapped toys for the annual Pattonville Fire Protection District Toy Drive. All toys benefitted families in the Pattonville Community that were in need of extra help during the Holiday Season.
Needy Pet Supply Drive
Food, blankets, beds, cleaning products and toys were gathered during the first two weeks of August by employees at Zoltek HQ. All items collected were donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization that rescues animals who have been abused and neglected.
Virtual Food Drive
Employees at Zoltek HQ hosted a virtual food drive to support the St. Louis Area Foodbank. In total, $860 was raised to assist those in our community effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banana Bread Bake-off
Zoltek HQ hosted its first ever Banana Bread Bake-Off to coincide with National Banana Bread Day and raise money for Meals on Wheels America. Employees baked their own versions of the sweet treat to enter into the competition. Entries were tasted and judged by fellow employees who donated to the worthy cause.
Holiday Drive at St. Peters Location
Employees at our St. Peters location collected non-perishable food items, gifts and monetary donations for local non-profits during the month of December.
Teams collected food for the St. Louis Area Foodbank, as well as, an array of gifts for Crisis Nursery!
Saint Nicholas Day
In December, Zoltek’s Nyergesújfalu location gave back to local school children with their celebrations of Saint Nicholas Day. In Hungary, St. Nicholas is called “Mikulás” and he is known to gives presents to those children who behaved well during the year. Mikulás visited the Kernstock Károly elementary school and the kindergarten of Nyergesújfalu. Mikulás brought red Zoltek bags that were packed with sweets and fruits.
Zoltek's Summer Swim Camp
Each summer, Zoltek’s Nyergesújfalu location hosts a swim camp. Young campers are invited to attend the camp free of charge to learn to swim safely. This past August, 21 children, as young as age 4 attended the camp. Children participated in structured swim lessons, and played guided games to further enhance their skills.
Ronald McDonald House
In August 2019, Zoltek employees and their families cooked dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House as a part of the Meals from the Heart program. This program invites volunteers to come into the Ronald McDonald House facility and cook meals for the families staying in the facility while their children receive care from the neighboring hospital.
Used Shoe Drive
During the month of April, Zoltek employees collected several dozen pairs of shoes. These were donated to ShoeCrew Water Project, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing nations worldwide.