Kids Up Front Ottawa officially launched operations on January 1, 2017. Our first pair of event tickets were distributed on April 2nd, to an awesome duo from Big Brothers Big Sisters. We have been working diligently from the home of one of our Board Directors. As gracious as their hosting was, like many small grassroots charities before us, we knew that working from a kitchen table was not going to be sustainable for the exciting future growth of our Ottawa operations. So, when we hosted a launch event in March, we put up the Bat-Signal asking for help!
Ron Palaczka has responded to the call with a rescue! Ron and his team at LRO Staffing immediately recognized and appreciated the potential value of our community program. And so, even without a cape, tights, or a Bat Mobile, Mr. Palaczka has still earned Superhero status!
It takes an entire community to build a successful charity. We are exceptionally grateful for the financial and ticket support we have received from our local founding sponsors: The Senators Foundation, OSEG, The Ottawa Community Fund, and now LRO Staffing! Ron and his team have donated something every charity and non-profit group will appreciate – a beautiful space to call home. From our first introduction to Ron many months ago, we could tell he was a business owner who truly understood what it meant to be philanthropic.
Centrally located at 601 Bank Street, our renovated office space is simply perfect! Ron and his LRO Staffing team graciously provide board meeting space, a friendly team environment, and plenty of room for KUFFO to grow. Our partnering agencies already appreciate the convenience of our office being at Ottawa’s “center ice” in The Glebe, making ticket distribution that much easier. And with our central location just minutes away from the downtown core, we are hoping ticket donors will appreciate the ease to drop off tickets over their lunch hour.
We would like to sincerely thank Ron and his team at LRO Staffing for being an integral part of Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa’s humble beginnings. We are very proud to recognize the fantastic LRO Staffing group as a Founding Partner of Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa! Thank you for being one of our true champions. Our kids and families are grateful!