About: Reach for Kids is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization created in 2002 by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the collective bargaining unit representing the pilots who fly for United Parcel Service.

Over the past 25 years, our IPA Foundation and IPA Reach for Kids charities have donated over $7 million to local, national, and international children's charities!

RFK Mission: Through charitable events, RFK raises money to benefit children’s charities in the Louisville, KY area. This is one way in which the IPA and its members can give back to the community in which the IPA is headquartered.

IPA RFK Donates Nearly $64,000 to Local Children’s Charities

IPA Reach for Kids donated nearly $64,000 to two local children’s charities after concluding its 2019 campaign. The money was raised in conjunction with the annual Bowmanfest and its RFK-sponsored 5K run/walk. Donations came from corporate sponsors, the IPA Foundation and proceeds from raffle baskets, an online auction and the 5K run/walk.

The donations benefited two vital programs:

  • The financial assistance program at Kosair Charities’ Pediatric NeuroRecovery Center- The donation will help fill the gap in insurance coverage for children undergoing cutting edge therapy for spinal cord injuries.
  • Project Keepsafe- The donation to Home of the Innocent’s Project Keepsafe allows parents undergoing treatment for drug/alcohol addiction, mental illness and/or physical illness to voluntarily place their children in residential care at HOTI or in the Home’s Therapeutic Loving Foster Care Program which helps keep families together!

Planning is already underway for RFK 2020, which includes our continued partnership with the Bowmanfest military and aviation heritage festival Oct. 3-4, sponsorship of the annual 5K on the Runway at Bowman Field (Oct. 3) and our online auction and raffle. This year’s event will be bigger and better as the historic airfield marks its 100th anniversary!

Stay tuned for more details on RFK 2020!

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