The school bells are ringing again and KPOST Roofing and Waterproofing, in conjunction with KPOST Charities, helped about 550 North Texas families get ready. As a part of its commitment to support its employees and the community at large, once again this year KPOST donated back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies.
In addition to giving 550 backpacks to KPOST employees’ children, the company donated 220 packs to the girls who attend the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) at Bill Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie, Texas. The academy serves sixth through tenth grade students in an all-girl setting. It is a “School of Choice” for the school district and focuses on students who are college-ready and college-bound.
“We partnered with Pure Salon and their charity drive thru the Acts of Joy organization and chose the YWLA for our contribution this year because of the great things they are doing with young women,” said Jayne Williams, KPOST Chief Financial Officer. “This academy inspires critical thinking and inspires confidence in these students, getting them prepared for success in college.”
“As for our donation to our employees, KPOST is a family and this is our way of giving something back to our family,” she said. “We have to remember the reason that our employees come to work every day, to provide for their families and we wanted to show the kids we were thinking about them”.
Starting the School Year Right!
Like just about everything else, the cost of school supplies continue to rise with the average being $55 per child. Each backpack KPOST supplied contains over 15 items that are appropriate for any school district and contain all the tools the kids will need to have a successful start to their school year.
When it comes to community support, the teams at KPOST make it a point to be involved year round. This type of investment not only allows the KPOST team to give back, but also infuses the culture throughout the organization.
“Our employees see us supporting them and others in the community on a regular basis. It’s who we are at heart, and it’s important that everyone who works with us understand that and believe in it,” said Williams. “We expect every employee to be an active participant in giving back to their community.”
A Culture of Giving Back
KPOST supports many different organizations in multiple ways. Following is a sample of the type of charitable action they take:
Conley Design – Packing Party for Troops
Aileen Struble, Senior Estimator serves on the Board. KPOST provides employees to help pack gift boxes for hundreds of Troops.
Petey Parker Teddy Bear Giveaway
We collect throughout the year for Petey Parker. Petey and her husband, Jim Fite, dress up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and deliver a stuffed animal to every patient in several hospitals. So far we have collected almost 150 bears this year.
Toys for Tots
We collect from our employees Toys for Tots every Christmas.
Savage Race to Benefit ACT
It was the Savage Race where KPOST partnered with National Roofing Partners to collect monies for ACT, an autism charity. We had 5 employees brave freezing weather to run and even swim in ice water.
Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Collect money and items for Operation Kindness. The last one raised almost $2,000 and 100 lbs. of food and toys.
NRCA & MRCA Community Service Day
Every year KPOST employees participate in the work day at the annual convention of National Roofing Contractors Association and Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. We perform landscaping, painting, roofing, and other projects on 2 or 3 houses in the host city.
The idea of giving back is ingrained in the KPOST culture and is evident by the many charitable organizations that the company has supported over the years. The Back to School Backpack Program is emblematic of the corporate culture and the values instilled in the employees to give back. KPOST prides itself on having a strong set of corporate values enhanced by high ethics and superior service, which establish the company as a highly desired partner in the commercial roofing industry.