Annual YMCA Golf Outing
Kionix has been either the title sponsor or a major sponsor of the YMCA Kids to Camp Golf Outing since 2004.
This year marked the 150th Anniversary of the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County so Kionix chose to be the name sponsor of a new part of the event - The 150th Anniversary Ball Drop. Along with our tournament sponsorship, which helped raise over $30,000 this year for the YMCA Scholarship Fund, the ball drop was a huge success and added about $3,000 to the fund on its own.
Kionix is proud to be a part of such a great event and the YMCA thanks us for helping them reach the goal of never turning a child away from camp due to financial need. This year's event will ensure that they continue to meet such a lofty goal.
The Adopt-a-Highway program
Kionix sponsors a local stretch of roadway spanning 1.7 miles. A team of employee volunteers keep this roadway clean by picking up garbage and debris in the spring and fall seasons.
This is their 4th year of sponsorship, which has resulted in the removal of over 75 bags of litter.
The community takes pride in how clean and beautiful the roadway is thanks to the Kionix team's efforts.
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) features
Our local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) features a multi-site no-kill animal shelter. Run predominantly by local volunteers, which include Kionix employees, the shelter provides a safe environment for homeless pets while hosting numerous activities in support of the local community. Kionix has consistently provided financial support for this organization in honor of the employees who dedicate their time to its causes: Free rabies clinics, March for Animals, Adoption Days events, etc. Pictured is a Kionix employee's dog participating in the annual fundraising event: March for the Animals.
Donation to Maureen's Hope Foundation
Maureen's Hope Foundation offers practical support and assistance to people facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life altering disease. Funding from the community, including Kionix, provides community members with comfort and strength on a personal level - providing gifts to improve their quality of life.
We honor this organization on behalf of our employees and their families who have directly benefited from their services.
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a future without hunger where access to healthy food by all is recognized as fundamental to the well-being and success of individuals and the foundation of a strong, vibrant society.
Our contributions, amounting to more than 1500 meals, directly impacts the families in our local community. Kionix proudly donated to this organization throughout each quarter of 2017 and hope to continue through 2018.
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
Team Sensorium, lead by Kionix employees, participates in the annual Relay for Life campaign. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Their team is amongst the top 10 fundraising teams in our county. This event brings the community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.