As a responsible corporate citizen, Kokua Support Services Corp. (Kokua) actively champions a number of local and national organizations whose missions reflect the core values and interests of our employees and corporate culture. Our charities are intertwined with the work we do and the lives we live—we donate time and money to worthy military and special operations causes because we support them daily in our professional lives. We give to special operations in particular because of the mission critical services we provide in that arena. Their families are an extension of our own families, and we are personally invested in their wellbeing and success.
Donations to health and animal welfare causes are more personal but no less important. Kokua takes pride in helping improve the lives of people suffering from diabetes as well as being a voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves. Both of these areas have special meaning for Kokua’s owners who know the challenges of diabetes firsthand, and who also care deeply for animals as enthusiastic pet owners. (Or, maybe more accurately, as the humans who belong to their pet!)
The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, a non-profit 501c (3) organization, are united in their commitment to support America’s service members by keeping them connected to the people, places and things they love. The USO does this through countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured veterans to reclaim their day-to-day independence. Smart homes have a myriad of features such as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two- or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school.
The DAV Charitable Service Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The trust makes grants to programs that support homeless or at-risk veterans.
The American Diabetes Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization leading the fight to fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, delivers services to hundreds of communities, provides objective and credible information, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Who hasn’t seen the Toys for Tots train during the holidays and smiled? The goal of this very visible organization is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
For nearly 150 years, the ASPCA has worked tirelessly to put an end to animal abuse and neglect. The organization is a national leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and welfare.
The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA is a private, independent, non-profit open-door shelter that goes beyond the normal operations of a “no-kill” shelter facility. They accept all animals brought to them, regardless of age, breed or size, and have rehomed 100% of the healthy dogs and cats in their care since 2003.