The True Meaning of Christmas Shared with a Local Family
For the fourth consecutive year, KDI has given a family-in-need some extra support around the holidays. Thanks to a long-term partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the assistance of Lee Lucas, Nemours' Clinical Manager of Patient & Family Services, the perfect recipient was identified. Through various internal fundraisers, raffles, and auctions, KDI employees collectively raised $3000 in gift cards for a very special family. "Each year I look forward to feeling supported as a social worker," said Lucas. "It's wonderful to be able to work with a company who cares about families so altruistically. I am so appreciative of KDI's generosity."
Pictured is 14 year old, Niyelle, and her grateful mom, Danielle, alongside Kevin Salcedo, Rob Lamey, Lynnette Moody, and Kyle Pepper of KDI. Niyelle, who’s one of four children, is affected by polycystic disease, a genetic disorder affecting the kidneys. She’s been on hemodialysis for several years and her family has been experiencing financial hardship. The 3x per week hospital visits, Danielle missing work, and the logistics of transportation have been very difficult. Additionally, Niyelle recently had her kidneys removed and will need her pancreas removed as well due to multiple cysts and reoccurring pancreatitis. Danielle could not thank KDI enough. She remarked that her family was so extremely blessed thanks to KDI; without their generosity she wasn’t sure what she would have done.
The Team at KDI is so happy to have been able to make a difference for Niyelle and her family over the holidays. “I have so much gratitude for our team,” said Rick Salcedo, KDI President & CEO. “I thank you all for your continued generosity and thoughtfulness. The impact each and every one of our employees is making on this family is so meaningful and makes me proud. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you and yours a very happy, healthy New Year.”
KDI Office Technology Doing its Part to Support Camp Out for Hunger | Erik Cagle, ENX Magazine
Though our country is relatively young, it is steeped in tradition. Take Thanksgiving Day. We will sit down with relatives we sometimes see only a couple of times per year (and often for good reason) and enjoy a turkey meal with all the trimmings before falling asleep by halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game.
Much like Christmas, we sometimes lose sight of the real reason behind such holidays, which in this case is to be thankful for the blessings we have and remain mindful of those less fortunate than us who have more somber issues other than who’s hogging the remote control. (And for now, we’ll ignore the hypocrisy of being thankful for our blessings one day, then storming retailers the next day for Black Friday sales.)
While we worry about advancing a pant size during the holidays, there are millions of people for whom day-to-day survival is a sad reality. This only underscores the need to help provide for the countless thousands of households that must turn to resources like Philabundance, the largest food bank here in my backyard� of the Delaware Valley, where an estimated one in five people do not have enough to eat. Each week, Philabundance provides food for 90,000 children, seniors, students, the working poor, veterans and single parents. It relies on 15,000 volunteers, many of whom are clients, and is fortified through a number of programs, not the least of which is the Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger, which has grown to the single-largest food drive in the country.
The Preston & Steve Show has been a staple of radio station 93.3 WMMR for more than 15 years, and its Camp Out for Hunger campaign—a five-day event that takes place at XFINITY Live! located at the sports complex in Philadelphia—pulls down more than a million pounds of food and in excess of $100,000 in monetary donations. And for the third year in a row, Aston, PA-based KDI Office Technology is doing its part to help promote the event. Read More
American Cancer Society | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2018
"Because of KDI’s support as a sponsor, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey was able to raise more than $480,000 to help the American Cancer Society raise funds to create a world without breast cancer.
This event welcomed more than 15,000 people as we celebrated survivors, remembered loves ones lost, and took action for lifesaving change. The success of our event takes the work of many. We are grateful to have had your organization join us! I had so many participants come up to me and ask for more information about KDI and your story. It was amazing to be able to tell your story and I felt truly honored every time I spoke of you.
Because of your passion and generosity throughout the year, the American Cancer Society is able to help more people facing breast cancer – not only in our community but in communities everywhere. You make it possible for us to invest in groundbreaking research, provide free rides to chemo and places to stay near hospitals, and 24/7 answers and support for those facing the disease." PDF Read More & Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Impact Report
Like most people, breast cancer has unfortunately touched the lives of many KDI team members. Breast cancer has also taken the life of Rick & Terry Salcedo's (our CEO & CFO) beloved brother-in-law. Our team regularly gives back to the community through various fundraising activities and is committed to ensuring no one fights this horrible disease alone. One charity that has become near and dear to our hearts is American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Join us in our fight against breast cancer by participating in PINK BALL, KDI's First Annual Golf Outing, benefiting Making Strides. Whether you play, sponsor, donate, or join us for cocktails and dinner, we thank you in advance for helping us honor those who are fighting while remembering those who have left us too soon. Visit our Pink Ball website to learn more today!
We thank you in advance for your support. - Team KDI
KDI Introduces Community Partners Logo
Each year, Team KDI has become more involved in our community-wide efforts and charitable giving. Some organizations that have benefited from our fundraising have included Making Strides of Philadelphia and Greater South Jersey, Philabundance, Toys for Tots, and Preston & Steve's Camp Out for Hunger. Internally we hold food drives, bowling nights, and this year, our first ever Golf Outing to provide support to these causes.
KDI is committed to helping those in need and giving back to the local community. As a result, we've created a special logo mark that demonstrates that commitment which will be used in conjunction with charitable events we participate in.
KDI Plays Santa for a Special, Local Family
For the third straight year, KDI has partnered with A.I. duPont Hospital for Children| Nemours to give a family-in-need some extra support around the holidays. Lee Lucas of Nemours helped identify the perfect recipient of our collective donations - $4500 in gift cards - graciously donated by KDI employees with dollars matched by KDI Office Technology.
Mom (Tiffany) and her daughter (Aisha), pictured with Rob Lamey and Kevin Salcedo of KDI, were very emotional and so thankful to the KDI team. Aisha had previously spent 8 months in the hospital after a traumatic brain injury and now wears a protective helmet to keep her brain safe from further damage. Tiffany has 4 other children, ages 9 -16 at home, and relies on public transportation to get Aisha to and from the hospital for biweekly hospital treatments.
Tiffany was in awe of the amount of support KDI provided. She cannot thank our team enough as she now can provide Christmas for her family.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our employees for your continued generosity & thoughtfulness. - Rick Salcedo, KDI CEO/President
KDI Donates 2 Large Golf Packages to Camp Out for Hunger
Congratulations to the winners of KDI's Golf Foursome Packages during WMMR/The Preston & Steve Show's Camp Out For Hunger 2017 - Adam Resnick (8,833lbs.) & Harry Downey (5,328lbs.) Adam and Harry had the 2 largest individual donations by weight on one day! WOW! How awesome is that!? Both are recipients of 3 complimentary foursomes to Ron Jaworksi's golf courses throughout South Jersey and PA. CONGRATULATIONS and way to go!