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KCO Resource Management believes in giving back to our community. These charities are selected by KCO staff members so the charities we have chosen to work with reflect the caring of the entire KCO team.

 
2016 Empty Stocking Project

As is our tradition, KCO Resource Management “adopted” a child again this year to shop for the 2016 Christmas season. We were provided with a list of gift ideas and specific clothing sizes for a 12 year old boy.  Each KCO employee contributed gifts that were on his wish list which ranged from clothing and shoes to Legos, books and anything about the Giants and New York Yankees! Our goal is to share the true meaning of Christmas to those that are less fortunate. The Empty Stocking Project is the largest undertaking of the Saratoga Children’s Committee. County. http://www.saratogachamber.com/sccc/  

 
2016 gofundme Campaign

KCO also donated to a gofundme campaign for a local man who is battling NON-Hodgkins lymphoma #4. He is a single disabled father with a disabled daughter. He has been going back and forth to Albany Medical Center and NYC. Jill & Ryan's son also contributed $5 of his own money.  If you would like to learn more about this charity, visit their go fund me page.

 

 
2015 Empty Stocking Project

 As is our tradition, KCO Resource Management “adopted” a child again this year to shop for the 2015 Christmas season. We were provided with a list of gift ideas and specific clothing sizes for a 13 year old girl.  Each KCO employee contributed gifts that were on her wish list which were clothes, shoes and a Bike! Our goal is to share the true meaning of Christmas to those that are less fortunate. The Empty Stocking Project is the largest undertaking of the Saratoga Children’s Committee.

This project provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 1,000 children in Saratoga County.

http://www.saratogachamber.com/sccc/  

 
KCO Resource Management sponsors a girl from Zambia

KCO Resource Management sponsors a girl from Zambia, Africa through the Chikumbuso Widows and Orphans Project. Her name is Agnes Phiri. She is 18 years old and is attending Ng'ombe PTA in Grade 11.  She especially likes English and Math and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.  She lives with her mother, two brothers and two sisters. She is a wonderfully sweet girl and works really hard at school. KCO Resource Management has been her sponsor for the last 4 years and it has been enjoyable seeing her grow into a healthy, smart, beautiful young woman. We love receiving letters and updates from her.  

Many children in Ng'ombe live without at least one parent. Often the missing parent may be the father, whose income is sorely needed. Through the Chikumbuso Widows and Orphans Project, you can provide a child with a mattress, blanket, mosquito net, washing basin, toothbrush, toothpaste, umbrella, a new pair of school shoes, a health card that provides a years worth of services at the local clinic. The child also receives a monthly delivery of soap, mealie meal, oil, sugar and beans.

http://www.chikumbuso.com/sponsorships/

 

 

 
May 2014 MS Walk

The KCO Resource Management team and their family members participated in their 2nd annual MS Walk in Saratoga, NY on May 4, 2014. Our team name is KCO Is Not MS-ing Around. As a team we raised $680 to help support people living with MS. This cause is very important to us since one of our team members was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Our top fundraiser was Stacey Carey who raised $305.

 
November 2012-Current Chikumbuso Project

KCO Resource Management sponsors a girl from Zambia, Africa through the Chikumbuso Widows and Orphans Project. Her name is Agnes Phiri. She is 14 years old and is attending Ng'ombe PTA in Grade 7.  She especially likes English and Math and wants to be a news reporter when she grows up because she likes to read the news.  She lives with her mother, two brothers and two sisters. She is a wonderfully sweet girl and works really hard at school. 

Many children in Ng’ombe live without at least one parent. Often the missing parent may be the father, whose income is sorely needed. Through the Chikumbuso Widows and Orphans Project, you can provide a child with a mattress, blanket, mosquito net, washing basin, toothbrush, toothpaste, umbrella, a new pair of school shoes, a health card that provides a years worth of services at the local clinic. The child also receives a monthly delivery of soap, mealie meal, oil, sugar and beans. http://www.chikumbuso.com/sponsorships/
 

 
The Empty Stocking Project

As is our tradition, KCO Resource Management “adopted” a child again this year to shop for the 2013 Christmas season. We were provided with a list of gift ideas and specific clothing sizes for a 3 year old little boy.  Each KCO employee contributed gifts that were on his wish list which was anything sports related! Our goal is to share the true meaning of Christmas to those that are less fortunate. The Empty Stocking Project is the largest undertaking of the Saratoga Children’s Committee. This project provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 1,000 children in Saratoga County. http://www.saratogachamber.com/sccc/  

 
September 2013 Veteran's Fair

Our CEO, Jill Osterhout and Recruiting & Research Coordinator, Talia Chrys volunteered at the Veteran’s Fair on September 25th, 2013. The Veteran’s Fair gives Veterans an opportunity to engage in a soft interview with a prospective business seeking employees. Jill gave a workshop on how to convert a military resume to a civilian resume and gave the veterans job interviewing tips. The event was put on by Squared Away Event Planners.

 
May 2013 MS Walk

The KCO Resource Management team and their family members participated in the MS Walk in Saratoga, NY on May 5th, 2013. Our team name was KCO Is Not MS-ing Around. As a team we raised over $2,000.00 to help support people living with MS. This cause is very important to us since one of our team members was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis this year. Our top fundraiser was Stacey Carey who raised over $500. See our KCO Resource Management FB page for pictures of the event. https://www.facebook.com/pages/KCO-Resource-Management-wwwkcoresourcecom/166915596697319?ref=hl http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

 
December 2012 The Empty Stocking Project

As is tradition, KCO Resource Management “adopted” 3 children this year to shop for the 2012 Christmas season. We were provided with a list of gift ideas and specific clothing sizes for each child. The team gathered one morning with our kids in tow, to shop for toys and clothing. The KCO team made quick work of filling several shopping carts full of essentials and non-essentials (toys). Our goal is to share the true meaning of Christmas to those that are less fortunate. The Empty Stocking Project is the largest undertaking of the Saratoga Children’s Committee. This project provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 1,000 children in Saratoga County. http://www.saratogachamber.com/sccc/  

 
October 2012 Challenged Athletes Foundation

KCO Resource Management made a donation to a participate in the 4th Annual Santa Fun Run/Walk 5k/10k. This event was to raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation is a non-profit foundation that gives hope to thousands of individuals with physical disabilities around the world by showing them what is possible. By providing support, mentoring, and grants for adaptive sports equipment, competition and training expenses, physically challenged athletes are able to become whole through sports.

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September 2012 American Heart Association

KCO Resource Management made a donation to the American Heart Association for the 2012 Heart Walk.
The AHA is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease and stroke. 
Learn more about their causes and what they do at www.heart.org
 

 
August 2012 Autism Awareness

KCO Resource Management made a donation to the 9th Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism Awareness.
The mission of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York is to promote lifelong access and opportunities and to improve the quality of life for people on the autism spectrum and their families so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. They do this through; advocacy, public awareness, education, compassionate support, and research related to autism. The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York supports families across twelve counties in New York State whose lives have been touched by autism. The chapter provides educational seminars and materials, support groups, and maintain a web site at www.albanyautism.org.
 

 
July 2012 The Eli Fund

KCO Resource Management made a donation to The Eli Fund. Eli suffered a tragic accident when he and some fellow band mates were listening to music on a 2nd floor back balcony when the railing collapsed and plummeted Eli and his friend Steve to the ground. The fall resulted in the fracturing of Eli's C6 and C7 vertebraes in the neck which have left him an incomplete quadriplegic with some mobility of his arms. After recovering from the surgery, Eli will have to undergo at least 18 months of intensive rehab while constantly visiting various specialists.

For more information, visit the Eli Fund Website.

 
June 2012 The Ride for Roswell 2012
KCO Resource Management donated to The Ride for Roswell 2012. The hope is to raise critical funds at The Ride to benefit life-saving cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute - one of the National Cancer Institute's elite comprehensive cancer centers. We donated in memory of Kathleen Amato. Kathleen is our Director of Client Relations Alicia Stanley’s mother who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.

 
May 2012 Camp Little Notch

http://www.friendsofcln.org/

KCO Resource Management became a Small Business Member of Camp Little Notch.Camp Little Notch is a restorative environment in which all individuals, families, and communities are welcome to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. In the pristine beauty of the Adirondacks, members of the Little Notch family become the change they want to see in the world by cultivating their resourcefulness, wellness, creativity, and responsibility.

 

 
April 2012 Mission Trip to Zambia, Africa

KCO Resource Management donated to Matthew Carey’s mission trip to Zambia, Africa. Matt is our Executive Director of Shared Services Stacey Carey’s husband. Last year Matt traveled to Zambia, Africa for 10 days and helped build a chicken run and the care takers house in a village called Chiconka. The chicken run is for the orphans and the village people so they have eggs to eat and sell to support their families. They also repaired a water well in Chinongo. One of the highlights of Matt’s trip was teaching the African boys how to play baseball. This year they will return to repair another water well, conduct a vacation bible school and do some home repairs for the Chikumbuso project in the Ny’gombe compound in Lusaka.

 

 
March 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

KCO Resource Management donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, The Chef Challenge! Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving local kids ages 6 to 18 for 45 years. Every dollar raised provides staff support and programming to the hundreds of Big & Little Matches and will help them match the more than 200 local children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. The Chef Challenge will feature a judged competition between a chef from Albany and a chef from Saratoga. Everyone will have an opportunity to samples the chefs’ winning culinary creations as well as food from two other visiting restaurants.

 
February 2012 Miracle for Maddie Fund
http://www.maddiesmark.org/



KCO Resource Management donated to the Miracle for Maddie fund.  Madeline Musto, age five, an independent, kind and mature kindergartener was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor - known in the medical world as DIPG. Many of us at KCO have children of our own and this story broke our hearts. Maddie passed away on February 8th, 2012 only 5 days after being diagnosed. Maddie’s Mark Foundation is her family’s way of showing the world Madeline. It is their way of carrying on her legacy for as long as they live and beyond. Their hope is for people to enjoy all the good the world has to offer, to enjoy their 'best days ever'.

 
January 2012 Grayson Hughes Fund
http://www.whenskiesaregray.com/



KCO Resource Management donated to the Grayson Hughes Fund. Grayson Hughes is a 5 year old blue eyed little boy that was diagnosed with leukemia. Grayson and his family live in Texas and Grayson is currently undergoing treatment. This fund will help Grayson and his family during this difficult time.

 

 
Franklin Community Center "The Giving Circle"

As is tradition, KCO Resource Management “adopted” 5 children this year to shop for the 2011 Christmas season. We were provided with a list of gift ideas and specific clothing sizes for each child. The team gathered one evening with our kids in tow, to shop for toys and clothing. The Franklin Community Center is a Non-Profit Organization providing basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in Saratoga. The KCO team made quick work of filling several shopping carts full of essentials and non-essentials (toys).  Our goal is to share the true meaning of Christmas to those that are less fortunate.

 
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council

Just before Thanksgiving 2011 the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council put out the call that they were dangerously low on supplies.  KCO Resource Management responded, as a committed community member, donating various food items to the Emergency Food Pantry for Saratoga County.  KCO’s Recruiting and Marketing Coordinator, Keegan and KCO’s Recruiting and Research Analyst, Steven went grocery shopping and filled a cart full with much needed canned/boxed foods to help restock the Emergency Food Pantry. The SCEOC Community Service Programs consists of an emergency food pantry, community lunch program, rural food delivery project and summer youth feeding project for Saratoga County.

 
Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer

KCO Resource Management made a donation to the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer organization in Albany in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer’s mission is to make the eradication of breast cancer a priority, and to close the gaps in services and resources available to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.

 
Backpacks of Hope

KCO Resource Management donated 4 backpacks filled with school supplies to Backpacks of Hope, through the Southern Saratoga Countys Women in Business Committee. Backpacks of Hope, supports mothers and their children utilizing the services of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. KCOs Operation Manager, Stacey, and her children Connor and Brianna shopped for all the school supplies and picked out the backpacks. Thank you Connor and Brianna for volunteering!

 
KCO Resource Management donates to the University at Albany Crew Team

KCO Resource Management made a donation to the University at Albany Crew Team for their Spring 2011 Fund Drive. This year's fund drive was for the replacement of their oldest boat. Our intern, Paul Sidorenko, has been a member of the crew team since 2009 and serves as the team's President. We wish them luck when they compete in the Dad Vail Regatta this year.

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