After another COVID year with limited interaction, The KBK Foundation’s team of Community Relations Officers (CRO), made it their mission to provide some Holiday Cheer for the residents of our communities! Every year the KBK Foundation partnered with organizations to provide some sort of holiday experience for our residents. This year (Holiday Season 2021), KBK Foundation partner with Tidwell Group’s Impact Foundation and Toys 4 Tots.
Garfield Commons, Larimer Pointe, and Kelly Hamilton Homes:
The Holiday Toy giveaway kicked off Friday December 17th doors opened from 8:30 am until 6pm through Saturday December 18th to provide toys to all our residents at Kelly Hamilton, Larimer Pointe, and Garfield Commons in Pittsburgh, Pa. Residents were able to schedule their appointments online prior to assist with social distancing protocols. Overall, the KBK Foundation provided over 150 toys to approximately 100 kids by Saturday. Residents were able to select two toys for each child. Toys were provided by Toys for Tots and State Representative, Ed Gainey.
Unexpectedly, the KBK Foundation received a donation from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center that included a truck full of gently used toys. Bloomfield Garfield connected with CRO, Irene Sparks to donate the remaining toys from their toy giveaway. The KBK Foundation and the residents of our communities appreciate all the donations and support we received to pull off such an amazing Holiday toy Giveaway!
Skyline Terrace, Middle Hill, and The Lofts:
2021 was another successful toy giveaway for the Skyline Terrace Residents. The KBK Foundation received 250 toys from Toys for Tots for ages 0-12 and received another donation of toys from Tidwell Group’s Impact Foundation to fill the gap and make gifts available for our teenagers ages 10-18 years of age. Special thanks to Tidwell Group’s Impact Foundation and Toys for Tots for the generous donations and support.
The Heritage Apartments (Columbus, Ohio):
For this holiday season, The KBK Foundation partnered with Tidwell Group’s Impact Foundation as well to host the “Build-a-Bike Program” for the children of The Heritage Community. Eight students from the after-school tutor program from The Heritage were selected to receive brand new bikes from our partners at Tidwell. These students were selected for being the top academically ranked at their schools and based off their attendance of the after-school tutor program. CRO, Kenneth VanPelt along with a couple of the parents shuttled the children to Tidwell’s office location at Easton for their holiday party. The kids were greeted with treats, warm hot chocolate, their shiny brand-new bikes, and swag bags. As soon as the kids were done eating, they wanted to ride their bikes outside, some even joked saying they would just ride back to The Heritage.
Our goal to bring joy to the children of our communities exceeded our expectations and we could not have made this happened without our amazing KBK Foundation Community Relations Officers and our generous partners at Tidwell Group and community support from Toys 4 Tots, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Bloomfield Garfield, and State Representative, Ed Gainey. Thank you all!