Kitchell recently celebrated the spirit of its founder, Sam Kitchell, through a variety of community service projects
255 of its employees from jobsites, offices, and project teams in Arizona, California, Texas and Washington volunteered during the inaugural Founder’s Day, which took place from Sept. 5-16.
Without any specific guidelines other than volunteerism, Kitchell employees organized groups to support low-income families, at-risk children, Veterans, cancer prevention, suicide prevention, kids’ mentoring programs, kindness outreach projects and school improvement projects, among other causes. In addition to scheduled team activities, employees and family members participated in service activities on their own, all in the name of Kitchell’s founder.
The variety of activities and participants proved a great way to network with each other, get to know our communities and rally around one unifying force: the legacy of its innovative founder.
During the course of the Founder’s Day efforts…
1,012 Total Volunteer Hours
The Kitchell Foundation contributed $25 per hour,
per volunteer to qualifying nonprofits, which resulted in $17,500
Here’s a partial list of organizations and projects, which benefited from Kitchell’s donated time:
UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge
San Diego Food Bank
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California
Ranger Road Charities – Veterans Freedom Jump
Santa Barbara Food Bank
Honor Health Desert Mission Food Bank
Bright Beginnings Preschool
Assistance League of Phoenix Operation School Bell
Feed My Starving Children
UMOM New Day Center
Community First! Village/Mobile Loaves and Fishes (Austin)
Habitat for Humanity (Sacramento)
Anaheim Coves Park clean-up
Rebuilding Together Houston
Eloise’s Kitchen Food Bank (Tacoma)
Green Apple Day of Service/Chula Vista High School
MiraCosta College – landscaping next to an access ramp
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Sacramento Food Bank
America Foundation for Suicide Prevention/SactoCaliRocks
Folsom Cordova USD Adult Education program
Visit our website for information about our
community service efforts and more about Kitchell.