Current K&H Kares Initiatives
American Heart Association’s Heart of Indianapolis
K&H Kares donated to the American Heart Association’s Heart of Indianapolis campaign.
“Ampy’s Adventures©” – Earth Day Coloring / Activity Books
Designed and donated coloring/activity books to children in hospitals. Children join Ampy and friends as they explore and learn about Earth Day.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day
K&H Kares teamed up with local area firms and Habitat for Humanity in September 2021.
Garfield Park Clean up
K&H Kares teamed up with the Chicago Parks Foundation’s city-wide volunteer effort ‘Pitch in for the Parks!‘ to clean up Garfield Park.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Repack Sessions
K&H Kares team sorted and categorized donated food items & repacked bulk products into family-sized portions. Click here to volunteer.
Virtual Valentine’s Day Cards for St. Jude
Virtual Valentine’s Day Cards to the Children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click here to create & send cards.
Annual Blood Drive, October – December 2020
Hosted first annual blood drive and donated 26 pints of blood to the American Red Cross Association.
“Ampy’s Adventures©” Coloring / Activity Books
Designed and donated coloring/activity books to children in hospitals. Children join Ampy and friends as they explore and learn about the world.
COVID-19 Virtual Food Drive and PPE/Medical Supplies Fundraiser
Raised nearly $2,000 in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Donations went to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Project C.U.R.E.
Winter Wear Drive for SOS Children’s Village
Donated new coats, gloves, hats, and scarves for children ages 2 to 18.
Ronald McDonald House, Meals from the Heart
2015, 2018, 2019
Provided and cooked fresh meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House have a member receiving treatment at Lurie’s Children Hospital.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Participated in a repack session in the warehouse, focusing on putting large quantities of bulk food into packages that individuals and families can use. During this session, we repacked over 14,000 lbs. of fresh pears.
University of Chicago Charter School North Kenwood/Oakland (NKO) Campus Career Day
Spoke with 1st-5th grade students about becoming future STEM stars. We presented the possibilities of becoming an architect and structural engineer, and the types of projects and buildings architects and engineers work on.
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) Rebuilding Day
Participated with SEAOI in National Rebuilding Together Day which is held every April throughout the nation. The event focused on community revitalization through repairs and updates to homes that have fallen into disrepair due to lack of resources and/or abilities of homeowners. Volunteers performed tasks such as drywall repairs, painting, caulking, handrail installation, and door handle upgrades.
University of Chicago Charter School Summer Interns
Gave hardworking high school students an opportunity to learn what it is like in a professional environment and encourage them that finishing high school and college, as well as working hard, can lead to a successful career.
Collected Christmas presents for residents of Misericordia, a facility for persons with developmental disabilities.
CICS West Belden Career Day
Presented the possibilities of becoming an architect and structural engineer, and the types of projects and buildings architects and engineers work on.
Together We Rise, Sweet Cases
Helped children in foster care by donating custom decorated duffle bags, complete with a teddy bear, hygiene kit, and blanket.
Chase Corporate Challenge
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Participated in downtown Chicago where part of proceeds goes to charity.
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue
Tuckpointed masonry cages for Siberian huskies.