Winter has never been a great time for swimming, but that isn’t stopping Kisling Nestico & Redick from taking the plunge for charity. For the upcoming Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump, staff from the company will be diving into the lake in aid of a local food bank; namely the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. According to reports, Kisling Nestico & Redick is looking to raise $25,000 for the charity with the event.
While there are many other teams taking part in the event, this isn’t the first time that Kisling Nestico & Redick has taken part in the Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump; in fact, they’ve been a part of the charitable event for the past several years. Rob Nestico, a managing partner at the company, has said that over the past few years the event has been a positive experience and staff look forward to it every year. Speaking about it, he noted that the event is a special way to come together with others in the community while helping those who are most at need. This isn’t the only philanthropic effort that Kisling Nestico & Redick is known for; in fact, it’s only one part of their year-long “KNR Cares About Kids Campaign”.
Through this, Kisling Nestico & Redick aims to help underprivileged children across Ohio to reach their full potential while easing the many effects of poverty in the area. Because of that, the company has been well known for trying to improve children’s’ quality of life across the entire state. Dan Flowers, president, and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has said that poverty is something that affects too many children in Ohio. According to Mr. Flowers, over 20% of children in the area that the charity serves are what he calls food insecure.
This is when many children don’t know if there’s going to be food on the table that day, or if they’ll be going to a food bank. According to Mr. Flowers, the $25,000 that Kisling Nestico & Redick will go on to provide roughly 100,000 meals to people who need them the most. The Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump has been going for over a decade and a half and has grown to almost 1,000 participants every year. Go Here for related Information.