Donations from the Community Support the Growth and Development of Future Generations
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (May 1, 2023)
Hoffer Plastics (or “the Company”) is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the new Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin, representing the 5,000th Club for the Boys & Girls Club of America. The 20,000-square-foot Clubhouse, which is the largest building in the Club’s history, will serve more than 250 young people ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade at no charge to families.
Made possible through significant community donations, including a $1,000,000 donation from the Hoffer Foundation, the milestone South Elgin facility features a state-of-the-art STEM lab, sensory rooms, a full library and learning center, a gym, a world-class art center, a leadership center and much more. This enables the Club to provide impactful programs that strengthen academic performance, build character, teach critical life skills and encourage healthy lifestyles while meeting the basic needs of today’s youth.
Beyond the Hoffer Foundation’s donation, the Company and its employees support the Club’s mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential. Regularly donating time, resources and volunteer hours to the organization, the Company previously hosted Club members at its facility for educational opportunities around manufacturing. The Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Gretchen Hoffer Farb, previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin and remains a tireless advocate for the organization today. The Company’s latest donation was new 100% sustainable plastic picnic tables to the club to provide children with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin and were thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone as the Boys & Girls Club continues to empower young people to learn, grow and graduate high school,” said Farb. “Through the Hoffer Foundation, we focus on what we can do to serve families in our community. The Boys & Girls Club is the first major youth-focused nonprofit in South Elgin, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support current and future generations through this Club.”
Beyond its support of the Boys & Girls Club, Hoffer Plastics maintains a passion for igniting a brighter future that was passed from generation-to-generation within the family-owned business. Rooted in service-driven values and a long-standing commitment to giving back, the Company continues to equip individuals with educational and development opportunities that expedite learning and instill confidence for life.
About Hoffer Plastics
Founded in 1953 by Robert “Bob” and Helen Hoffer, Hoffer Plastics is celebrating its 70-year anniversary with an ongoing commitment to driving customer, employee and industry success. A full-service contract manufacturing partner, Hoffer produces more than three billion plastic parts annually with a consistent 99% on-time delivery record. The company serves customers in markets that include flexible packaging, medical, automotive, consumer, industrial, and appliances. Since 1966, the Hoffer Foundation has donated and raised millions of dollars for local charities, organizations & families in need. The Company maintains lasting partnerships with organizations like Sherman Hospital, Judson University, Fox Valley Hospice, the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, and United Way, to name a few. Located in South Elgin, Illinois, Hoffer employs more than 350 individuals within its 365,000-square-foot facility located on 24 acres. The company has pioneered numerous product innovations, including the company’s proprietary Lok™ family of products. For more information, visit www.hofferplastics.com.
About the Boys & Girls Club
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. At the Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin, we believe that every child deserves a place to feel safe and connected —but most importantly, a place to belong. With the help of professional and caring mentors, the use of enriching programs, and support from community members, the Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin can provide such a place for kids to feel safe, connect with others, and build the skills and confidence needed to reach their highest potential.