Ringland-Johnson Construction recently pledged its support to become a sponsor for the Kids Around the World Annual Celebration Dinner on Thursday, October 6th at Giovanni’s in Rockford.
The funds donated by Ringland-Johnson will go towards the organization’s efforts to help impoverished children in more than 60 countries affected by war, natural disaster or economic hardship. The Rockford-based, international nonprofit brings relief to these children by sending volunteers on trips to build playgrounds, provide meals and educate through the Gospel.
Ringland-Johnson President & CEO Brent Johnson has volunteered for two such trips with Kids Around the World, spending time working with the organization in India and Honduras.
“I’ve personally witnessed the tremendous impact Kids Around the World makes in the lives of young people in some of the most desperate regions of the world. They help bring compassion and humanity to places that typically see very little of either,” added Johnson. “Their work in these areas is literally life-saving.”
The construction company will also donate concrete for a new Kids Around the World playground, currently under construction at Rockford Rescue Mission’s Pitney Place. A dedication for the playground will be held at 4:30 p.m. on August 26th.
Kids Around the World raised more than $1 million in 2015 through donations and private contributions. The organization is planning seven more volunteer trips in 2016 to countries such as South Africa, Haiti and Morocco. Its mission is to “impact the lives of kids with God’s transforming hope.”
For more information, visit www.katw.net.