Children are the future, and investing in their wellness is committing to creating a brighter and healthier society. Clayco recently hosted its second-annual Kids Dig in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This event attracted over 120 young patients and their families to participate in hands-on construction education and the chance to operate bulldozers, excavators, and other equipment in a giant sandbox with professional assistance.

The best part about this incredible fundraiser is that all proceeds go directly to Lurie Children’s, supporting the more than 220,000 children who come to the hospital for treatments annually.

This year, the Kids Dig raised over $150,000 for essential resources to provide optimal care and research funding. It is great to see such a transformative event promote wellness while inspiring the youth to learn more about the Art and Science of Building.

A big thank you to everyone who donated and made this event possible, including our 25+ sponsors.

I am proud of our teams for channeling our creativity and resources into this unique fundraiser promoting wellness for children while sparking their imagination and interest in the construction world. Our unwavering commitment to making a difference is helping build a hopeful tomorrow through laughter, generosity, and a vibrant community spirit. I already can’t wait to see what success we have next year! 

Footage from the event can be found here (drone) and here (ground).