Kisling Nestico & Redick is set to dive into a freezing lake for charity, for the 16th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump. A team from Kisling Nestico & Redick is set to take the plunge for a local charity; namely, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. According to the company, it’s hoping to raise $25,000 for the charity with the jump. However, this isn’t the first time that the company has taken part in the annual event.
Rob Nestico, the managing partner at the company, has said that the event is an exciting time for staff and has always been a highlight of their year. He noted that being able to come together and help local people in need was a special occasion. Doing the Polar Bear Jump is part of a long-running campaign for the company, called KNR Cares About Kids. The campaign is focused on helping children in Ohio live up to their full potential; they’ve also been helping to improve the quality of life for many children in the area.
President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Dan Flowers noted that almost 20% of children in the area that the food bank services are food insecure. This is when children don’t know whether or not they’re going to have a meal that day. He also noted that it only takes $1 to provide four meals for these children. Because of that, Mr. Flowers has said that the funds raised by Kisling Nestico & Redick will help to provide 400,000 meals for children in need.
Not only did Mr. Flowers thank Kisling Nestico & Redick for helping to raise funds for the charity, but he also thanked the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club for hosting the event and other teams for helping to raise funds for those in need. The Polar Bear Jump was started in 2004, and 70 people took part; in contrast, last year’s event had a record 800 participants. It managed to pick up steam because many thought it was a fun way to raise money for local charities. The Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club set a goal to raise $150,000 for the food bank, including Kisling Nestico & Redick’s $25,000. See This Page to learn more.