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KNR Takes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Shopping for the Season’s Clothing Necessities
Columbus – Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes the need for warm weather clothing. For many, it’s as simple as heading to their closet or the store. But for growing kids who have faced hardships in life, it’s not always so easy. That’s why Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) took 12 ‘Littles’ from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio shopping for summer essentials at Meijer today.
KNR’s shopping spree totaled $3,000 at the register checking off boxes on the shopping list for an assortment of clothing, including shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, flip flops, swimsuits, undergarments and pajamas.
“We want summer to be an exciting time for kids. We don’t want them worrying about whether they have clothes that fit or that fit the weather,” said Rob Nestico, KNR managing partner. “This shopping trip is a small way we can help kids be kids.”
This initiative is a part of KNR’s year-long campaign, KNR Cares About Kids, which is focused on helping kids throughout Ohio reach their full potential. The law firm hopes its efforts will inspire others in the community to jump on board and pay it forward. KNR encourages everyone to share their deeds on social media using #KNRCares.
“Our goal is to make sure that our ‘Littles’ have positive experiences that help them succeed in life and support their sense of well-being, despite having faced some really challenging life circumstances,” said Abby Fisher, vice president of programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. “This shopping trip with KNR will help inspire self-confidence in our kids. Something as simple as new clothes can make a world of difference.”
Seventy-four percent of the children in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio live in households with incomes less than $30,000 a year; half of them have a parent who has been incarcerated and 73% are from single parent homes.