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Meal Donation - Howard University Hospital

Sibley Memorial
Hospital Meal Donation

May 2020

The staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital – Johns Hopkins Medicine in Washington, DC have been working tirelessly to support patients dealing with COVID-19. To thank them for their selfless acts, we partnered with José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup and Beefsteak to provide lunch to 100 frontline workers on May 5th, 2020. Through NIKA’s COVID-19 Support for Our Medical Community Program, we’re proud to have provided over 1,000 meals to medical workers at nine medical centers throughout the DMV area. We want to thank all the essential workers for their sacrifices and bravery. You are the true heroes and we’re grateful for all that you do!

Meal Donation - Children's Hospital

Children’s National
Hospital Meal Donation

May 2020

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC was among the first children’s hospitals in the nation to launch a drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site. These caregivers provided support and smiles to the youngest members of our community affected by COVID-19. To support their efforts in the health and safety of our children, NIKA partnered with José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup and Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. to provide dinner and dessert to 100 frontline staff working the nightshift on May 4th, 2020. To all the medical and essential workers – we are grateful for your sacrifices!

Meal Donation - Howard University Hospital

Howard University
Hospital Meal Donation

April 2020

As one of DC’s designated COVID-19 treatment facilities, Howard University Hospital is among the many medical facilities that rose to the challenge of combating #COVID19. Through NIKA’s COVID-19 Support for Our Medical Community Program, we partnered with José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup and Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. to provide breakfast and dessert to 100 hardworking frontline staff in Washington, DC on April 28th, 2020. From all of us at NIKA, we thank the medical workers for all that they sacrificed for the greater good.

Meal Donation - MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical
Center Meal Donation

April 2020

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, MD is one of the many hospitals in the DMV that are working hard to provide for patients battling #COVID19. As a thank you, NIKA partnered with José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup to provide lunch to over 200 medical workers on the frontline. Dessert was provided by Dog Tag Bakery, a DC-based organization that seeks to empower the lives of our veterans and military families.

Meal Donation - Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital – Johns Hopkins
Medical Center Meal Donation

April 2020

We provided breakfast to medical teams working at Suburban Hospital – Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. As part of our COVID-19 Support for Our Medical Community Program, over 80 healthcare workers were given a hearty breakfast to give them the much-needed energy for their long shifts. Thanks to our partners at HUNGRY for providing local chef-prepared meals!

Meal Donation - Holy Cross Health

Holy Cross Health Meal Donation

April 2020

As one of the largest hospitals in Maryland, workers at Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring, MD are tirelessly pressing onward during this unfortunate pandemic. As part of NIKA’s COVID-19 Support for Our Medical Community Program, we partnered with HUNGRY to provide dinner to 80 frontline healthcare workers in the Emergency Department during the night shift to keep them energized and encouraged as they work around the clock to provide support.

Meal Donation - Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare Meal Donation

April 2020

As part of NIKA’s COVID-19 Support for Our Medical Community Program, we provided lunch to 180 healthcare workers on the front lines at the Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. NIKA partnered with HUNGRY to provide lunch to staff from the Intensive Care, Emergency, Physician, and Housekeeping departments.

Wreaths Across America 2020

Wreaths Across America

January 2020

Members of our NIKA team helped honor our fallen U.S. veterans by joining Wreaths Across America in gathering wreaths from headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. Each December, Wreaths Across America makes it their mission to remember and pay tribute to veterans by coordinating a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. More than 15,000 volunteers showed up this year to help remove the holiday wreaths from over 250,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Toys for Tots

December 2019

We’re proud to be able to support Toys For Tots this 2019 holiday season! One of the best things about the holidays is the ability to give back and put a smile on a child’s face – something that Toys for Tots successfully does each year for all children! Thanks to our employees who brought in gifts and thanks to Toys for Tots for the great work you are doing!

Manna Food Drive

November 2019

NIKA partnered with Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD and the San Antonio Food Bank in San Antonio, TX to host a non-perishable food drive to give those in need access to safe and nutritious food. The NIKA staff in the DC area and our office in San Antonio collected over 1100 pounds of food to send to Manna ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday!

Movember

November 2019

In November, brave NIKA men grew out their beards and mustaches in support of Mens Health awareness! On behalf of our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of best beard/mustache, NIKA donated a total of $4,500 to Movember, a charity changing the face of men’s health by focusing on prostate and testicular cancer research, as well as men’s mental health. Through this charity, we hope to help make a difference in changing the face of men’s health.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2019

NIKA participated in #Pinktober in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In addition to weekly pink themed activities throughout the office to raise awareness, our employees from around the world have donated a record total of $10,000 to our annual Susan G. Komen fundraiser! NIKA then matched employee donations for a total of $20,000 donated!! 

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

September 2019

This September, NIKA team members walked for a cause throughout Washington, D.C. as part of the Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk! This important annual 5k walk raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause. NIKA was honored to be able to support such a great cause and work towards a world free from breast cancer.

School Supply Drive

August 2019

NIKA staff members in our HQ and local offices spent the month of August collecting critical school supplies for kids in need at Montgomery County Public Schools. As part of our Community, Volunteer & Charity Program, NIKA representatives delivered an array of colorful backpacks overflowing with supplies to a local school in our area. A special thanks to all those who donated materials and volunteered their time to help kids grow and learn!

Household Goods Drive

April 2019

Throughout April, generous NIKA staffers donated new household goods to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless in Rockville, MD and Haven for Hope in San Antonio, TX. Both of these outstanding community groups work to assist people experiencing homelessness get a new beginning, and we are glad to be able to support their important work!

Children’s Inn at NIH Brunch

March 2019

NIKA volunteers from the DC region served a homestyle brunch to families undergoing serious medical treatment at NIH. This brunch allowed families to relax after their journey to the facility, alleviated the worry of preparing a meal, and gave them the opportunity to talk with other families in a similar position.

Toys for Tots

December 2018

One of the best things about the holiday season is seeing the joy on a child’s face, and Toys for Tots works hard each year to make sure all kids experience it, regardless of income or circumstance. NIKA’s hard-working elves loaded six enormous boxes onto the Polar Express headed directly to Toys for Tots, who distributed the new, unwrapped toys to children of all ages in the DC Metro area.

Movember

November 2018

NIKA gentlemen came together to support Movember, an annual event to raise awareness for men’s health issues. We had a hair-raising Movember, but we made it to the other side with a minimum of shaving and a maximum of spirit! NIKA donated a total of $3,600 to men’s health charities and other organizations on behalf of our contest participants.

Manna Food Drive

November 2018

For the fourth year in a row, NIKA partnered with Manna Food Center to host a nonperishable food drive ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, NIKA HQ staff collected 926 lbs of food to be sent off to Manna to help feed those in need during the holiday season!

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2018

NIKA once again partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. This year, NIKA staff donated a total of $7,531, which was matched by NIKA corporate for a total donation of $15,062! We also hosted a variety of “pink” themed activities, giveaways, and commemorations designed to raise awareness.

Habitat For Humanity

September 2018

NIKA was excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland for the second year in a row to help build a better community. In September, two NIKA teams rolled up their sleeves to work with Habitat’s construction experts to renovate a home for a family in need.

Toys for Tots

December 2017

The NIKA team partnered with Toys for Tots, a United States Marine Corps Reserve organization that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for the holidays. This year, we focused on kids’ bikes, large and small!

Manna Food Drive

November 2017

NIKA once again partnered with Manna Food Center to host a nonperishable food drive to increase access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food for those less fortunate in Montgomery County, MD. NIKA employees donated 400 pounds of food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Movember

November 2017

In 2017, NIKA held our first “Movember” event to bring awareness to men’s health issues. We brought in a stylist who shaved NIKA participants for a fresh start on growing a mustache. NIKA employees voted for the “Best Mustaches” at the end of the month and NIKA made $5,500 in donations in the winners’ names.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2017

In addition to wearing pink each Friday to show their support for breast cancer awareness, NIKA employees raised $5,370 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and NIKA corporate donated an additional $5,000 for a total of $10,370.

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