OUR WORK CULTURE – THE KINDRED SPIRIT
In living up to our mission of providing hope and preserving dignity, Kindred fosters a spirit of giving back – both to our employees in need and the communities we serve. Principals of our work culture are giving hope to each other and giving back to the community.
Giving Hope to Each Other
An essential part of the Kindred mission is that we also take care of each other. While life is never easy, some situations are more difficult than others. At these times, maintaining hope can become a daily challenge for our employees and their families. It is specifically for this reason that The HOPE Fund (Helping Others Persevere through Emergencies), a 501(c)(3), was created to assist Kindred employees facing catastrophic life events that challenge their hope.
Since 2005, over $3.3 million has been donated to assist employees struggling through seemingly insurmountable difficulties such as deaths, terminal illness and devastating weather events such as floods, hurricanes and wildfires. In all, we have helped more than 2,800 employees.
Giving Back to the Community
Our commitment to our patients and residents extends to helping raise money to fight the diseases that most affect them and their loved ones. We help enhance local community fundraising by matching donations raised by our employees. Through the Kindred Foundation, a 501(c)(3), we have created strong national and regional partnerships with the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.
Since 2005, Kindred and our employees have contributed over $3.5 million to the Alzheimer’s Association through participation in A Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Each year, about 3,000 employees participate in more than 100 walks across the United States.