We recently worked with Heather Griesser LaPierre, to create custom signage for her association, Kids Against Hunger (KAH). While we were working with Heather, she gave us more information on her association and how it works. We used Aluminum Composite Material because it offers good dimensional stability and a metallic look. It is also half the weight of aluminum so it can be mounted to the wall easier.
Aluminum composite material is a three-layer sandwich panel consisting of two pre-painted aluminum sheets bonded to a polyethylene core. ACM panels can be used for the interior or exterior of your business. These are eye-catching and attractive. For KAH, we printed and laminated vinyl that we applied on one ACM panel. It is an indoor sign that can be used as a backer for pictures with their sponsors logos. We asked Heather a few questions to better understand the association and how we can help.
What is the principal goal of your association?
“To feed children, families and individuals struggling with food insecurity both locally and around the world. We do this by packing and distributing highly nutritious meals that include all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition so that our meals can move someone from starving to thriving.”
When did Kids Against Hunger start?
“I started KAH in August 2015. It started from the basement of my home and has grown into a 5,000 square foot warehouse. We have packed over 9.5 Million meals since 2015 all with the help of 1,000's of volunteers. We have a large number of volunteers. Our volunteer database which we only started putting together 2 years ago has over 3,000 names. We reach them through email and social media.”
How do you raise money for the association and how can we help?
“We are constantly fundraising as each of our meals are $.30 a piece. We are always looking for individuals and corporations to join us as Hunger Hero's. Our Hunger Hero's sign up for monthly giving. $65 a month fills a box with 216 meals or for $1 a day you can feed an individual. We have corporate sponsor opportunities as well. Some of our volunteers have created fundraisers for us and some companies sponsor us by giving back with each sale. There are so many ways you can get involved and help support our mission and we are always happy to speak with anyone that wants to help us fight hunger.”
Heather Griesser LaPierre is a full time Realtor and started this company 7 years ago. They started donating a percentage of their commissions of each sale to KAH. They hosted packing events for clients, friends, and the community. The organization has grown so much throughout the years. This year, Heather was named a 2022 Good Neighbor through the National Association of Realtors. With over 1.6 million members she was nominated for the work she does with KAH and was one of the five winners this year. There is only one other winner in the state of PA and she won back in 2008. This is a National Award and came with a 10,000 grant for our organization. Here is a link to their video to learn more about it. https://www.nar.realtor/good-neighbor-awards/gna-winner-2022-heather-griesser-lapierre
They also wrote an article about them as well; https://nar.realtor/gna/heather-griesser-lapierre KAH is continually growing and has even started a community food pantry.
At Signs A La Carte we offer many different types of signage. We are willing to work with you so that you can have your dream signage stress free. From start to finish we want to ensure you are getting exactly what you are paying for. If you have a vision in mind for what type of signage you would like to see in front of your new or already established business contact Signs A La Carte today for a free quote. We will send you a proof prior to ensure the sign is exactly what you are looking for. You can reach us at (484) 464-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/signsalacarte, we look forward to working with you!
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