This summer, Kx Advisors was thrilled to partner with two important organizations as part of the efforts of our giving committee and its commitment to Kx’s core values and our surrounding communities in both London and Washington, D.C. Kx strives to work with organizations that align closely with our core values – supportive, entrepreneurial, and growth-minded – and both are exemplary of what we value most.
Stepney City Farm
Stepney City Farm in London works to improve lives through farming. They bring together a diverse community, and cultivate wellbeing with high-welfare, environmentally-sound farming, traditional crafts, sustainability, and community involvement.
Exposure to natural environments has demonstrated improvements in working memory, cognitive flexibility, and attentional control. Stepney City Farm works to bring these benefits to the Stepney community and its surrounds. In addition, the farm promotes sustainable lifestyle and farming efforts. With climate change on the rise and new studies pointing to dire health outcomes that can result, these endeavors are more important than ever.
Our team members spent the day laboring around the farm, while enjoying an opportunity to bond as a group in an outdoor environment. Team members came together from across the London region and even as far as the Netherlands to participate in the rewarding, if somewhat fragrant, activities of the day.
Martha’s Table works to support strong children, strong families, and strong communities by increasing access to healthy food, quality education, and family supports in the District of Columbia. Among the many social determinants of health, consistent access to quantities and quality of food needed to maintain an active, healthy life can be the most impactful.
In 2017, a study from the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service found lower food security is associated with higher probability of chronic disease. Adults in households with very low food security are 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, hepatitis, or stroke, than adults in food-secure households.
Kx team members spent the day packing healthy food choices and local produce for distribution across Martha’s Table’s community market locations. The team bonded as they lifted boxes, packed bags, and even donned fruit and vegetable costumes.
Kx is proud to contribute to these two excellent organizations and the worthy causes they support. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with our communities and neighbors through these important and impactful non-profits.
Kx Giving Committee Chair, Josh Murdock, Ph.D. shared, “One of the ways Kx sets itself apart is through genuine commitment to real, direct impact in the local community. Volunteer opportunities such as these build camaraderie among coworkers and provide a chance for us to give back as a group while immersing ourselves in the needs of our neighborhoods. As employees, it’s good to know Kx supports what we care about because we’re understood not just as employees, but also as people with passions in addressing various needs spanning food insecurity, mentorship & education, environment & sustainability, and community health, among other areas.”
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