Employees of Kintock’s Erie Avenue facility in Philadelphia have been busy volunteering their time to support local charities.
On December 13, 2017, a group of employees volunteered to assist Heaven Will Wait - Never Give Up, a Philadelphia non-profit organization that helps individuals struggling with addiction and homelessness, with their Christmas Outreach initiative. The event was held in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
Kintock employees assembled “Blessing Bags” for the homeless, which consisted of hats, gloves, scarfs, blankets, socks and healthy snacks that were donated by local organizations. In addition, children created homemade cards with special holiday wishes for the season. After, a special event was held, the organization provided individuals with a hot meal.
“We hope to continue supporting this organization in our future endeavors to give back and help those in need in our community,” said Danita Jones, Human Resources Director, who initiated and helped organize the volunteer effort.
(Kintock staff pictured from left to right are: Janae Greene, Housekeeping Supervisor; Danita Jones, HR Director; Syreeta Frakes, Manager of Resident Supervisors; and Kasheena Smith, HR Generalist.)
Christmas with the Kids
On December 22, 2017, several employees of Kintock’s Erie Avenue facility joined the 25th Police District for their annual “Christmas with the Kids” event, which was hosted at Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia. This marks the third year in a row that Kintock staff have participated in this event.
In addition to assisting with the event set-up, which included setting up tables and creating gift bags, Kintock staff donated more than 20 toys for the local children of the community. During the event, staff helped hand out the bags and gifts to children.
“The students were amazed and thrilled to see the police officers and were thankful for the gifts,” said Ms. Jones. “They were especially excited when Santa Claus made an appearance,” she added.
“We would like to thank all of the staff who donated to this wonderful event,” said Corey Davis, Philadelphia Site Administrator.
(Kintock staff from left to right: Janae Greene, Resident Supervisor; Angel Cruz, State Representative; Kasheena Smith, HR Generalist; and Jose Giral.)