Contributing to our community is a core value of our company. Through KD Kares we focus on making a positive impact on organizations that are near and dear to our hearts such as Give A Buck for Special Equestrians, Kristi House, and the Coral Gables Community Foundation. To quote Arthur Ashe, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." For more than 20 years, our team members have not only pledge their resources, but also their time and talent. We take pride in knowing that we have played a role in helping to make our community a better place.
Give a Buck
Give a Buck for Special Equestrians was founded in July 2013 in Vero Beach, Florida by Kreps DeMaria President Sissy DeMaria and a small group of equine enthusiasts who believe in horsepower that heals. Give a Buck raises funds for therapeutic horseback riding facilities and equine assisted facilities throughout Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. These resources help to ensure that children and veterans facing difficult physical, developmental or emotional disabilities have the opportunity to share in the joy of horses and horsemanship.
A registered non profit in the state of Florida, Give a Buck for Special Equestrians asks horse owners to give as little as a buck – or as much as they can – with each month’s board payment in order to support its very special mission and ensure that no-one is denied access to the life changing benefits of equine therapy. Give a Buck also raises funds at their annual gala and through the sale of merchandise.
Kristi House, Inc.
Kristi House, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization in Miami, Florida, dedicated to healing and eradicating child sexual abuse. Kristi House operates the Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center responsible for sexual abuse cases in Miami-Dade County. The Center is comprised of seven partner agencies involved in meeting the legal, medical and emotional needs of child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, and holding the perpetrators responsible.
Coral Gables Community Foundation:
Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the community. For almost 25 years, the Foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables while effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to “The City Beautiful.”
Established in September 1991 by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, through its discretionary, donor-advised, and scholarship funds has helped youth, elderly, and disabled, and has provided dental care for needy children, sponsored cultural activities, awarded academic, dance, and music scholarships, and offered seminars to educate the public on important health, finance, and estate-planning issues, awarding nearly $5 million to worthy causes.
A nonprofit §501(c)(3) organization, the mission of the Coral Gables Community Foundation is to foster programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for people living and working in “The City Beautiful” Coral Gables.