List of charities we support:

Rising Above Disabilities (RAD)

Rising Above Disabilities is a non-profit organization that provides fun events and overnight camps for adults and children with developmental disabilities. [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]These overnight camps offer one-on-one camper to counselor and is staffed with nurse practitioners and licensed registered nurses. The camp also allows the primary caregiver to have “time off.” There is no requirement or restriction regarding residency and participation and no camper is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Michael Trotter currently sits on the Board of Directors. [/show_more]

Supportability

91% of donations made to SupportAbility go toward Rewarding Courage! This 501c3 non-profit corporation awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors for their [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]tremendous and extraordinary courage in overcoming obstacles such as a disability, loss of a parent, etc. Other programs include support groups, providing mentors and guest speakers and promoting community awareness.[/show_more]

Verbum Dei High School

CKTF&M has successfully participated in the Corporate Work Study Program at Verbum Dei since 2008. [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]This program allows businesses to fill entry level positions with no overhead, and it provides students with the ability to earn a significant portion of the cost of their private, college-preparatory education, not to mention the opportunity to gain professional work experience. John Kelly currently sits on the Board of Directors.[/show_more]

UNICEF

The United Nations Childrens Fund addresses the long-term needs of children and women in 190 countries and territories by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]UNICEF’s distinct purpose is to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination places in a child’s path. UNICEF creates protective environments for children and is present during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.[/show_more]

ALS Association Orange County Chapter

The ALS Association is dedicated solely to the fight against Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).[show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]The Orange County chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS by providing in-home evaluations of a patient’s current condition and offering practical ideas for sustaining their quality of life, how to navigate the process to obtain insurance and healthcare benefits, holding monthly support groups, maintaining a loan program of used and donated equipment and ongoing education of community healthcare professionals on issues of clinical management of ALS. Michael Trotter formerly sat on the Board of Directors. [/show_more]

Cure Duchenne

Duchenne muscular dystrophy results from gene mutations that lead to the absence of dystrophin in muscle cells. [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Without dystophin, a key structural protein, muscles become more susceptible to weakness and eventually the body is unable to keep up with repair leading to muscle loss that affects the skeletal muscles, heart and respiratory muscles. DMD affects approximately 1 out of every 3,500 male infants (about 20,000 a year) and by age 12, most patients are confined to a wheelchair. Currently there is no cure for DMD and patients rarely live beyond their early 30’s.CareDuchenneis recognized as the global leader in research, patient care and innovation for improving and extending the lives of those with Duchenne. [/show_more]

Food On Foot

Food on Foot is dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles by providing nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities [show_more more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]and ultimately, the transition to full time employment and life off the streets. This non-profit organization does not accept government funds and is organized and maintained through volunteers and the financial support of generous individuals and companies.[/show_more]

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