Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, donated $10,000 to Girls Inc. of Alameda County to help support middle school girls in academic excellence and empowerment through curricula covering STEM/STEAM, healthy bodies and healthy relationships, and access to tutoring, athletics, nutrition, gardening and educational field trips.
The annual donation will support the All STARS! program, which is designed to meet the needs of 6th–8th grade girls who live in some of Alameda County’s most underinvested neighborhoods, primarily in and around the city of Oakland. All STARS! operates during the school year and offers a summer session for those who wish to engage year-round.
“We appreciate the yearly support provided by Simpson Strong-Tie,” noted Girls Inc. of Alameda County CEO Julayne Virgil. “This investment will help us grow our BUILD IT component of All STARS!, which inspires girls to be innovators in technology, and support empowerment lessons around media literacy, reproductive health and healthy relationships.”
“We are proud to continue our founder Barclay Simpson’s tradition of giving back to Girls Inc. The Simpson Center for Girls, named in honor of Barc and his wife, Sharon, is an amazing place that supports underserved girls in our local communities, and we are honored to continue our collaboration,” said Simpson Strong-Tie COO Ricardo Arevalo.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has dedicated itself to creating structural products that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Considered an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with construction professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Our engineered structural products and systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. They include structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force-resisting systems, anchors, software solutions, and product solutions for repairing, protecting and strengthening concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on facebook.com/strongtie, twitter.com/strongtie, YouTube and LinkedIn.