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Giving Back

We’re Paying It Forward and Making a Difference

To those whom much is given, much is expected. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to grow our company from a one-man team to a full roster of talented creatives.

We attribute much of our success to our clients’ contributions and referrals. We’re truly grateful for their goodwill, and it’s something we never take for granted.

We Take Charge for Worthy Causes

KickCharge® Creative is proud to lead a “pay it forward” community service program in which we dedicate our time to pro bono or reduced-rate work for some very deserving organizations.

For our first pro bono project, we partnered with The Luca John Foundation. This New Jersey-based charity is committed to raising awareness and finding a cure for skeletal dysplasia, a largely unknown but heartbreaking disease diagnosed in newborns. We were honored to help the kind and hardworking people of The Luca John Foundation continue their mission by providing them with a logo, website, business cards and marketing advice.

Andrew L. Hicks Jr. FoundationOur second major project began a few years ago, when one of our clients suffered the unimaginable loss of his teenage son in a hiking accident. After family members founded The Andrew Hicks Jr. Foundation, we wanted to help in any way we could. We were able to help the family share Andrew’s story and promote the foundation’s cause by donating a logo design, stationery and website.

We have also partnered with The Magic Hour Foundation, an organization that provides portrait photography sessions for cancer patients and survivors. With many of us having been personally affected by cancer, we knew we wanted to be involved. Our team gave back to The Magic Hour Foundation with a complete brand development.

Our Super Talented Team Used Its Branding Power to Help Real-Life Heroes

My DMD Hero is a labor of love created by Chris and Trisha Andrews of Columbus, OH, to provide hope and support to children and families dealing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The couple started the foundation after their two sons, Brock and Graham, were diagnosed with Duchenne. They also have a daughter, Lana.

“After getting the diagnosis, we realized how important it is to make the most of the time we have with our boys,” the couple explains on the foundation’s website. “Every minute is precious and we believe every Duchenne family should have what they need to live life to its fullest in spite of the difficulties of DMD.”

When the team at KickCharge Creative learned about this family and its commitment to giving back, we were awe-inspired! And we wanted to give back, too! So we designed My DMD Hero’s vehicle wrap—at no charge. It’s the least we could do.

Parent to Parent Is Making a Difference—One Patient at a Time

Maybe you’re familiar with the story of the young child on the beach who, as he’s throwing starfish back into the ocean before the tide goes out, is told he can’t possibly make a difference—given the endless miles of beach and the countless starfish that need to be rescued. Instead of giving up, the boy picks up yet another starfish, tosses it out to sea and says: “I made a difference for that one.”

This story is a powerful reminder that every life matters, which is why our friends at Parent to Parent Addiction Services chose the starfish as a symbol of the organization’s mission. The Warren County, NJ,-based group works tirelessly to help those struggling with substance abuse find treatment options.

But Parent to Parent doesn’t stop there. It also provides support to grieving parents who have lost children to addiction as well as long-term services to recovering addicts and their families.

We were proud and honored to design Parent to Parent’s logo and the vehicle wrap for the van that the organization uses to transport patients to treatment.

It has been a pleasure getting to know co-directors Debi Natale and Helen Carey. Thanks for all you and your team do, Debi and Helen!

Our ‘Drive’ to Support Our Community Is Strong

Good corporate citizens look for ways to make the communities in which they’re located better places to work, live and grow. These efforts can be accomplished in a number of ways—both large and small.

At KickCharge Creative, we’re proud to call Washington Township, NJ, our home. As a member of this community, we take our role as a good corporate citizen very seriously. Throughout our 25-year (and counting) lifetime here, we have found many different ways to give back, including providing our services free of charge or donating to nonprofit agencies, the local police department and youth sports groups.

Another fun and rewarding way we have chosen to give back is through holiday toy drives and other charitable events. Four years ago, we decided to eliminate our annual employee gift exchange and, instead, support local holiday gift giving efforts for those in need.

In 2018, we donated toys to the Washington Emergency Squad’s annual toy drive.

In 2019, 2020 and 2021, we provided toys and gift card donations for the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County’s annual Holiday Shoppe. At this event, parents can shop for toys, books, clothing and other holiday gifts for their children.

We know that giving back has made our community stronger. But, it’s also made our team stronger (and happier), too!

Here are some other institutions we’ve helped through the years:

  • Family Resource Network, Trenton, NJ
  • Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP), Warren County, NJ
  • Pediatric Angels Network, Millburn, NJ
  • Friends Forever Canine Cancer Fund, Marietta, GA
  • Pat’s Christmas Morning, Staten Island, NY
  • Washington Township Police Department K-9 Unit
  • Newark School, Plainfield, NJ
  • Willies Warriors Neuroblastoma Research, Fairfield, NJ
  • Proud sponsor of Washington Township, NJ, Girls Softball 2008-2013, Cheerleading 2012-2013
  • New Jersey Interscholastic Mountain Biking
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Warren Hills Regional High School

Know of a Worthy Cause? Let Us Know.

If you have something in mind, we want to know about it! While we aren’t able to help everyone, we’d love to hear about people and organizations that could use our help. Email us and let us know who you think deserves a lending hand.

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