Giving back to the Orlando community is something KMI feels passionately about.  After receiving so much from the community, we decided that there was no better time than our 20th Anniversary to establish KMICares and expand our philanthropy to the community.

Learn more about: Habitat for Humanity, Greater Orlando!

Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat Orlando & Osceola is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Learn more about Center for Independent Living, in Central Florida’s #Rampage Program  with CIL’s Development Director, Brittany Pilcher.

KMI International will be assisting in the Rampage in April, by building two ramps for local citizens in need.

Brittany Pilcher shares more about CIL’s programs, check out the interview with  103.1 by clicking below!

Learn more about: Center for Independent Living

In 1976, Central Florida disability advocates got together to create the region’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with any form of disability live independently. Beverly Chapman, CIL’s first executive director and founder, was already making strides locally and nationally for people living with disabilities and breaking barriers. Working out of a small office near Florida Hospital, CIL continued to grow as did the increasing need for disability resources in Central Florida. Beverly Chapman and other leaders realized it was time to construct a new building to accommodate this growing need. They chose the property in Winter Park, Florida because it sat close to public transportation, shopping centers, and medical institutions – not to mention Winter Park has a culture of supporting its neighbors and strengthening its community. Today, CIL still operates out of that Winter Park office.

In 2001, CIL’s Lakeland office opened to serve Polk, Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties.

Since its founding in 1976, the lives of over 26,000 people with disabilities have forever changed by CIL’s donors, volunteers, staff, and advocates. Each finding their own independence in our community.

Learn more about NonPareil Orlando with NonPareils’s CEO, Gary Moore.

He shares more about Non Pareil’s programs, check out the interview with 103.1 by clicking the link below!

Learn more about: nonPareil Institute!

A SOLUTION FOR WHEN THEY GROW UP:

Having a child on the autism spectrum, parents always ask; “What happens when my child grows up? What is out there that can help him today, in a practical and predictable way?” These questions sparked the co-founders Dan Selec and Gary Moore, both parents of sons with autism, to begin a journey aimed at helping adults on the spectrum in a completely novel way. Dan recognized his own son’s interest and passion with digital technology and thought that if this passion could be harnessed in the form of technical ability, an entirely new method of communication, expression and productivity would be possible.

EVER GROWING, ALWAYS LEARNING:

Over the past 8 years, nonPareil has grown to currently serve over 200 adults with autism within two training sites. Those training and working at nonPareil have built market competitive products, while also gaining the skills to become more independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. As nonPareil expands to new cities across the nation, our program continues to evolve as well, always engaging market demands and seeking to meet the needs of those we serve. Check out our current campuses to see the efforts of amazing men and women and available training at each site.

OUR MISSION: TODAY, TOMORROW, AND INTO THE FUTURE:

nonPareil has published over 10 games and apps available in the iTunes store, the Android store, on PC through Steam, as well as several books and comics available through Amazon. We deliver leading-edge technical training to Crew while engaging with work-readiness skills training that will guide them through building their own better future. nonPareil is focused on providing opportunity to adults across the autism spectrum within a safe and accommodating community.

Learn more about Orlando Fisher House!

Teresa Turner shares more about the Foundationa and all they do locally, check out the interview with 103.1 by clicking the link below!

Learn more about: Orlando Fisher House!

Orlando Fisher House
The Orlando Fisher House is one of 70+ comfort homes across the United States built by the Fisher House Foundation. Military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers, usually within walking distance of the medical facility. The Orlando Fisher House is a 16-suite comfort home located at the Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona.
Serving: Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties
For information on staying in the Orlando Fisher House, please contact Terri Turner at  407-631-9800

Learn more about Harbor House of Central Florida, from CEO Michelle Sperzel!

Michelle Sperzel shares more about the organization and all they do locally, check out the interview with 103.1 by clicking the link below!

Learn more about: Harbor House of Central Florida!

Where hope finds help.

Imagine a fearful plunge over the waterfall of domestic abuse. After terrifying seconds under water, survivors often find themselves gasping, thrashing for help. But they are not alone. Outstretched arms
from Harbor House of Central Florida, lengthened and strengthened by your support, pull people to safety and to hope.

When you support Harbor House, we offer not only emergency shelter, court injunctions and our hotline. We’re there before the desperate calls to 911, before abusers lash out in anger. We’re there to prevent – and end – domestic abuse through education. When you partner with us, we reach and teach everyone from children to business leaders to Recognize, Respond and Refer. We also equip law enforcement and all first-responders to effectively and empathetically support survivors.

When we all protect ourselves and those around us, we ensure everyone lives safely in our community. Only then can we end the physical and psychological damage to survivors. Only then can we stop the hemorrhaging cost of abuse on law enforcement, justice systems, and businesses.

Come to the top of the waterfall with us. It’s where we not only help survivors avoid the dangerous fall but where we start to prevent it from ever happening.

Learn more about Pet Rescue by Judy, from Founder and CEO, Judy!

Judy shares more about the organization and all they do locally, check out the interview with 103.1 by clicking the link below!

Learn more about: Pet Rescue by Judy!