2020 put a halt on some of the Foundation’s events and programs that were planned for the year. However, our Foundation Board and the Community Relations Officers quickly adapted by collaborating with our amazing community partners and donors. With their support, we were able to gather resources and plan some events throughout the year. Here are some highlights of our recent holiday events:
The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department, Pitt Community Engagement Center, and Mason’s Lodge #36 donated turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, canned vegetables, gravy, dessert, and University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department face masks to 46 Skyline Terrace senior households and 31 additional families additional families on November 21, 2020. These items were packaged in a Pitt duffel bag cooler and delivered door-to-door by KBK Community Relations Officer Marcia Scott, the Pitt Community Engagement Director and Masons from Lodge #36. The residents were very appreciative and overwhelmed with excitement when they found out the Pitt bag was for them to keep!
KBK Foundation Community Supportive Services (CSS), did not have its annual Family Resource Holiday Dinner this year. In collaboration with Rhino security, children ages 0-14 had the opportunity to receive a toy due to the generosity of the US Marine Corp and Mason Lodge #36.
December 19, 2020 several partners gathered to deliver 100 holiday meals throughout the hill district. The partners included The Bedford Tenant Council, The Center That CARES, the NFL Players Association-Pittsburgh Chapter, and our very own KBK safety officers.
One of our biggest events this year was completely scaled back. Our Holiday Celebration this year was a toy give away. This toy give away was by appointment only. Walk ups were not allowed. Garfield Commons hosted theirs on Dec 21 and Kelly Hamilton Dec 22nd.
Lastly, on Christmas day in collaboration with Prism, Treehouse, Foot Locker LA and other community partners, The Office of Mayor Aja Brown (Compton) hosted a giveaway for the youth of Compton, California. The children were nominated by their community and the foundation was able to gift kids with gift cards from Target and Footlocker! It was such an amazing experience seeing their smiling faces and look forward to the future opportunities in Compton.
Want to join us in making a difference? We’re raising money to benefit The KBK Foundation https://www.gofundme.com/f/kbkfoundation. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance, this cause means so much to us! #WeServU