Posted on: Mon Nov 11 2019
Dallas – December 11, 2019 – The Kynect Foundation, a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) founded by members of the Kynect community, brightened up the holiday season for local families in need through volunteer and fundraising efforts.
The foundation invited Kynect corporate employees to participate in several volunteer events in November and December, including repackaging diapers for Hope Supply Co., a local nonprofit focused on serving homeless children in North Texas.
Another event was held at Jonathan’s Place in Garland, a nonprofit that provides shelter and specialized services for children, teens and young adults who have been victims of abuse or neglect. Volunteers spent an afternoon putting up holiday decorations inside and outside the facility.
The Kynect Foundation rounded out the season with a gift drive benefiting Hope Supply Co. Corporate employees donated gifts for children of all ages throughout November and December. One Kynect Independent Associate, National Director Presley Swagerty, supported the gift drive by inviting guests to bring donations to his annual holiday party.
Other Kynect Associates coordinated their own events to support the foundation. Executive Director Jason Bias led a group of Associates in handing out free Thanksgiving turkeys, desserts, and health screenings to families in need in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This event was held in partnership with the Handles Foundation, a nonprofit whose work focuses on improving the lives of area youth across Dauphine County.
“The turkey giveaway is something we have been doing now for three years, and each year the event keeps getting bigger and better,” Jason said. “This has become a family thing we use as an opportunity to teach our children to give, be grateful and thankful, and always help others in need.”
Another group led by Executive Directors Alex and Nadyelli Rodriguez and Executive Director Felipe Rodriguez put up holiday decorations at the Center for Transforming Lives in Fort Worth, Texas. The organization provides anti-poverty programs for women and children in Tarrant County.
These holiday volunteer efforts serve a portion of the Kynect Foundation’s mission to make a positive impact on veterans, first responders and children with critical needs. Corporate Philanthropy Program Manager Emilie Thomas has signaled that the organization is prepared to expand their efforts next year.
“We’re so proud of the impact we were able to have in our local communities this holiday season, and that’s just the start,” she said. “We’re looking forward to all we can do to make a difference in 2020.”
For more information on the Kynect Foundation or to make a donation, visit kynectfoundation.org.
About the Kynect Foundation
Founded in Dallas, the Kynect Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to serving and giving back to our Three Pillars: veterans, first responders, and children with critical needs. Through service, community outreach, charitable giving, and our connections to each other, we will make this world better.