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 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.