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Carlsbad Firm Build Two Homes for Families in Need in Mexico

Photo Courtesy: Kisco Senior Living
Photo Courtesy: Kisco Senior Living
Kisco Senior Living recently sent 38 associates from 19 different locations across the U.S., to Tijuana, Mexico for a weekend trip to build homes for the poor. Associates from the corporate headquarters located in Carlsbad, as well as front-line individual community associates, built two houses in the area as part of Homes of Hope, a program designed to build homes for families in need in Mexico. Homes of Hope impacts thousands of children by increasing their health and wellbeing through improved living conditions, emotional and economic stability and enhances their future productivity as citizens in their communities. 

Kisco Senior Living CEO Andy Kohlberg says, “Associates look forward to this trip every year. Many say it’s the best experience they’ve ever had because they get to make a dream come true for under-privileged families.”

Kisco associates arrived in Tijuana on April 5, and over a weekend constructed two homes from the ground up, including exterior and interior walls, roofs and electricity. All building materials and interior furniture, was paid for and provided by Kisco. Additionally, the Kisco Home Office associates organized a donation collection to stock the houses with essential items, like toiletries, household goods, backpacks and toys for the children. It was an emotional experience when each family received the keys to their very own home.

This trip marks the fourth spring that Kisco associates participated in Homes of Hope in partnership with Youth with a Mission, a nonprofit, faith-based organization created in 1960 that serves the lonely and the needy. Since the partnership began, Kisco has built eight homes in Tijuana. 

Associates volunteer with Homes of Hope as part of the Kisco Cares program, the company-wide initiative that identifies and nurtures charitable causes consistent with Kisco’s values. Each year, individual Kisco communities partner with charities of their choice and donate hours to a wide variety of charitable causes.

Kohlberg continues, “It’s rewarding for everyone when associates have the freedom to support causes that are important to them. Kisco cares about its associates on a personal level and this is one of the ways we show them.”

—Kisco Senior Living
Madeleine June 11, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Let's take care of the underprivileged here in America (not Mexico), then more Americans benefit (not just the residents of the new homes): taxpayers who pay for the public services that support the underprivileged.
glenn bernard June 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Well done, Kisco! Keep up the good work, and try to disregard all of the Madeleines of the world.

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