Ozinga is delivering 90 acts of kindness throughout the Chicagoland area on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The day will kickoff with participation in the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s "K9s For Cops" campaign, which memorializes Chicago police officers and supports the families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
The public art display features more than 100 German shepherd and Labrador sculptures standing guard downtown, mostly along Michigan Avenue. Ozinga’s K-9 sculpture, Ozzie, will be on display at 707 N. Michigan Ave where representatives from Ozinga will be handing out gift cards, toys, and other branded gear.
Ozinga will then head to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital to deliver over 500 toys. The toys were donated by Ozinga coworkers in their inaugural “Christmas in July Toy Drive”. One of Ozinga’s red-and-white-striped ready-mix concrete mixers will also be on site. Last winter, the Ozinga Merry Mixer, a mixer adorned with more than 20,000 animated LED lights, brought joy to the children of Comer during the holiday season.
“Acts of kindness come in all shapes and sizes,” says Ozinga President, Marty Ozinga IV. “It can be something as unexpected as paying the bill for someone behind you in the drive-thru or giving children in the hospital some new toys to play with. The important thing is that we look for ways to make someone else’s life better.”