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Supporting Our Rochester Community

KJT’s company culture has always been geared toward balance and wellness, which lends itself naturally to community support. Earlier this month, as the company’s employee-owners all gathered in Rochester, NY for its annual awards ceremony and celebration, they also took time out to support four local non-profits. Approximately 85% of the company participated in the following community support initiatives:

This crew of KJT volunteers spent the afternoon at the local Foodlink facility to help sort and pack food items. Shown in photo left to right: Sean Falzarano; Michaela Gascon; Debbie Partridge; Rebecca Hahn; Isabella Barbagallo, Omar Armbruster, Dan Wasserman; Christina Ailor. Foodlink provides food assistance to Rochester’s at-need populations, while working to create healthier communities.

16 animal lovers from the agency dedicated their volunteer time to Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester by putting together gift bags for adopted pets; donating supplies from the Lollypop wish-list and making pet toys. Shown in photo left to right: Ashley Olin, Jennifer Hall; Jeff Ganis; Leona Wear, Jess Spilman, Etida Butler, Christine Carl, Cathy Antus and Nancy McKenna.   As an animal shelter, Lollypop Farm takes in and rehomes pets. It is also engaged in the fight against animal abuse, and the work to create a just and compassionate world for all animals.

Another group of KJT-ers took to the kitchen to make dozens of bagged meals for the Open Door Mission, including PB&J sandwiches, snacks, treats and drinks. Shown in photo left to right: Clare Murphy; Param Singh; David Graham; Erin Daniels; and Molly Hines. Established in 1952, The Open Door Mission was founded to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester, NY by restoring hope and changing lives.

The fourth and final KJT contingent headed out to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (RMHCR) for a spring clean-up of the property. RMHCR provides a comfortable place for families to stay – at no cost – while their children receive the medical care they need. In addition to lodging, RMHCR provides transportation, meals and other support to create a “home-away-from-home” environment for these families.

As a proud member of the vibrant, Rochester community, it is our great pleasure to lend a hand in support of these tremendous organizations doing such important work for those that need it most. Thanks to all our KJT volunteers and to Foodlink, Lollypop Farm, The Open Door Mission and RMHCR for all they do.