We believe in actively demonstrating our values and nurturing our next generation by supporting the environment and contributing to the responsible development of our communities and culture. Our greatest resources are our caring and committed employees, who live and work in the communities we serve.
We urge you to support these organizations, or others that are important to you, to join Kao Collins and many others in keeping our communities sustainable.
February - Cincinnati Animal CARE
$285 in cash donations and approximately $315 in donated items; 1 pet adoption (Bob Plinko Barker)
April - St. Francis Soup Kitchen
3 team members helped serve meals to those in need
May - Flying Pig Marathon
6 team members helped man a water station to help keep runners hydrated
May - Memorial Day Donation Drive
$210 raised to help provide grave markers for fallen veterans
June - Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
4 team members helped package diapers for families in need
August - Crayons to Computers
$250 in supplies & 20 Volunteer hours
November - Thanksgiving Turkey Box Drive
$260 in food items to provide 50 people with a Thanksgiving meal
December - Salvation Army: Adopt A Family
$600 worth of holiday gifts for families in need
Monthly during school year - Adopt A Class
8 team members provide an hour of mentorship to a local 4th grade class
January 2021 - Inter Parish Ministry
Part of the assistance provided by Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) are personal toiletries. Government assistance programs cannot be used for such items. One item in high demand is deodorant.
In conjunction with KUI, Kao Collins secured a six-month donation of Ban (a Kao brand). From January through June, on the third Tuesday of the month, Kao Collins will drop off 300 Ban deodorants to IPM, given the storage space limitations there. Consider our donation “sweat equity”.
September 2021 - 'Taste of Hope'
We were excited to be the first group of volunteers to prepare and serve a meal to kids and their parents in the brand new kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Cincinnati. The great culinary team guided our volunteers every step of the way. We urge other groups to volunteer in the organization’s “Taste of Hope” program.
November 2020 - Madhatter's Closet
Kao Collins employees held a “Coats and Totes” drive for the Madhatter’s Closet at Oyler School. The closet is the hub for an underserved community in Northwest Cincinnati. The organization provides clothing, personal care items, and shelf-stable food items all transported to and from student homes in tote bags.
Over a nine-day period, Kao Collins employees collected 52 coats, 250 totes, and an assortment of boys’/men’s clothing for donation to the organization.
August 2020 - Ronald McDonald House
Kao Collins hosted a Kao Collins Apparel Sale for employees. With each purchase, employees submitted the name of a charitable organization to a drawing. The sale generated $505 that was used to purchase provisions for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Ronald McDonald House, Josh Steadman’s was chosen.
July 2020 - Inter Parish Ministry
In conjunction with KUI, Kao Collins prepared 855 personal care kits to be distributed by Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) to students/families in grocery deserts over the summer. Kits contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and body wash.
May 2020 - Cone Health Center
Kao Collins made a donation to feed and provide a t-shirt as a Thank You for front-line nurses at Cone Health Center in the Greensboro/High Point area of North Carolina. The essential workers helping care for our colleagues at Kao Specialities America (KSA).
April 2020 - Cincinnati Jewish Hospital
Kao Collins donated four dozen PPE masks to front-line workers at Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Kao Collins employees donated 175 pounds of food plus $250 to our service partner, Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) food pantries.
Kao Collins sponsored a Saturday brunch service for patients and families residing at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Ronald McDonald House.
January and February 2020
Our Adopt A Class students visit us at our manufacturing plant. The students’ mentors also visit them in their classroom. Kao Collins is investing in neighborhood children.
We provided supper service to guests at the St. Anthony Center Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati.
2020 Photo Gallery of Community Service
We appreciated you joining hands with us to feed this community.- Inter Parish Ministry
Thank you for your generosity! You are making a difference for families living in our House by providing items they need to safely remain close to their sick child. The bed linens, pillowcases and kitchen supplies are much needed and gratefully accepted.- Your Friends at Ronald McDonald House