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Law Firm Attorneys and Staff Inspire Others Through 31 Days of Giving in December
CLEVELAND – The numbers are in: more than 770 people across Ohio were impacted with an act of kindness from the attorneys and staff of Kisling, Nestico, & Redick during the month of December 2018. The law firm’s employees logged more than 200 hours volunteering their time and providing donations – large and small – each of the 31 days in December.
“Because working to help our community is such a large part of our mission, we wanted to do more during the season of giving,” said Rob Nestico, managing partner at KNR. “From feeding over 150 people through The Metanoia Project along with a $10,000 donation, helping people with daily tasks like assisting with their laundry, playing Santa and surprising families by paying off their layaway in time for Christmas, our goal was to help others enjoy their holidays as well as being an inspiration for others to give back on a regular basis.”
And, at least one person did. After meeting the KNR team as they paid off layaways, LaKisha Nevels, of Akron, started her own Christmas giving countdown that included sharing food with the homeless community, giving blood and more. Now, with $100 donated by KNR for herself and $100 to pay it forward, she is excited to continue giving to her community beyond the holiday season.
KNR’s 31 Days of Giving is all part of KNR Cares, a campaign that began in January 2018 with a commitment to give back to the community in a big way each month for 12 months in celebration of the firm’s 12-year anniversary. December capped off the year with a new initiative each day. Throughout the month, the KNR team:
|Crafted 60 Christmas cards for 10-year-old Oliviah Hall before her tragic battle with cancer ended||Spent the day providing and serving meals at Cleveland’s The Metanoia Project, in addition to donating $10,000 to the cause||Paid off $5,000 in layaways for Akron residents whose layaways had been canceled for nonpayment||Acted as Santa’s elves to deliver the paid-off layaways to the Akron families|
|Placed holiday wreaths on veterans’ graves at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery||Donated 84 pounds of hygienic items to Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron||Provided $500 worth of toys for a class at Potential Development Preschool||Helped lessen the laundry load by leaving free detergent and quarters at a Columbus laundromat|
|Paid for families to enjoy horse-drawn carriages rides and other winter festivities at White House Fruit Farm in Canfield||Donated cat litter, cat and dog food, hay bales and time to Medina County SPCA||Gifted 12 seniors at Paramount Senior Living in Westerville with blankets to keep them warm this winter||Spread love through cash donations around downtown Cleveland|
|Gave a $100 gift card to a hostess at Ken Stewart’s Lodge||Took part in Mason’s Bicycle Assembly Event in Toledo to help put together 1,000 bikes for children||Helped spread National Cupcake Day cheer by sharing 96 cupcakes with five different police departments throughout Ohio||Put together care packages for 54 homeless students in Akron Public Schools through Project Rise|
|Adopted a Toledo family to shop for this holiday season and help them have a wonderful Christmas||Completed the Tip Your Bill Challenge for an unsuspecting waitress at BJ’s Brewhouse in Akron, leaving a $121 tip||Brightened the busy days for mail and food carriers with a “Snack Spot” to stop at during routes in Akron||Passed out hot chocolate and coffee around Akron to warm spirits|
|Celebrated Short Story Day by donating enough books to cover over two floors of children at Akron Children’s Hospital||Decorated all the doors at the Windsor House at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana to spread holiday cheer||Paid off an unsuspecting Parma couple’s grocery store bill||Provided quarters to unlock 40 carts at Aldi in Cuyahoga Falls|
|Delivered dozens of breakfast sandwiches and coffee to homeless residents of Akron’s Tent City||Donated DVDs and board games to New Beginnings, a private social service children’s residential center in Youngstown||Formally thanked our fabulous cleaning staff with holiday treat surprises||Donated time and supplies to One of a Kind Pets in Akron to make sure our fuzzy friends have a great winter|
|Paid it forward for five Akron coffee lovers in an Akron Starbucks drive-thru||Gave away 10 GetGo gift cards to unsuspecting shoppers in Akron||Helped fund the joy of good deeds with our new friend in Akron who wants to start her own Random Acts of Kindness|
But, it doesn’t end here. KNR is excited to extend its community program into 2019 with its new KNR Cares About Kids campaign.
“It’s our job and mission to help those get through difficult times in their lives, and we know that can go beyond what we address in the courtroom,” Nestico said. “This is why we want to help support our people and organizations that are doing work for the greater good.”
In the spirit of inspiring others, KNR encourages people to share their own good deeds on social media using #KNRCares.
About Kisling, Nestico & Redick: Kisling, Nestico & Redick provides sophisticated injury law representation to clients throughout Ohio. The firm has gained a reputation as one of the state’s leading personal injury firms due to a combination of personal service, inside knowledge of the insurance industry, and extensive legal experience. Founded in 2005, the firm has 11 locations, 37 lawyers and 130 support staff dedicated to seeking justice for victims injured in accidents.