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Kinetik IT Adopts A Family

Kinetik IT thanks everyone, including our staff who contributed toward making Christmas a great experience for a family in need. This year we were able to provide a single mother of four children with many things they needed and wanted, such as shirts, jeans, shoes, bathroom and grooming supplies, toys and season passes to Sunsplash water park.  

As a company we love to share our good fortune as a successful business with community charities

Bowling for Dollars, Giving Back to the Community

In her book, The Give-Back Solution: Create a Better World with Your Time, Talents and Travel, author Susan Skog outlines several ways that volunteering is beneficial not only to the recipients of the service, but also to those who perform it. The benefits include an overall boost in feelings of joy and happiness, a heightened clarity regarding one’s own calling, sharpened skills and improved job performance, an increased ability to maintain a hopeful and optimistic attitude, and gaining an appreciation for other people and places. As a company, and as individuals, Kinetik I.T. and its employees are dedicated to helping others in the community and around the world.

In addition to operating in an as eco-friendly manner as possible and regularly making charitable donations to hand-picked causes, Kinetik I.T.’s employees also volunteer on their own time—sometimes finding ways to involve co-workers and partners. Kinetik I.T. Web Designer & Content Specialist Vickie Florschuetz has been a Big Sister volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters since last year.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country, by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

On June 7, 2014, Vickie, along with co-workers and partner organization IMP of Central Phoenix participated in a nation-wide fundraising event for BB/BS at the AMF Tempe Village Lanes, as part of a fundraiser for the national organization. With bowling tournaments happening simultaneously across the country, the annual event raises approximately $20 million a year, with 100% dedicated to benefiting program services. Kinetik I.T. with IMP owner, Jim McPhetres, and Manager, Tim Earick  supported the local division BB/BS of Arizona. With a bit of friendly competition between Team Kinetik I.T. and Team Sparks (named in honor of Vickie’s little sister), a total of 17 people attended and raised over $1000.

Kinetik I.T. is especially grateful for the support of IMP of Central Phoenix, who, when it comes to business communications services, can do it all. With a complete range of products and services available, IMP helps customers deliver their message to customers, employees and vendors alike. Using the latest printing and document management technology, IMP handles projects from start to finish, with an energetic and experienced staff, all dedicated to delivering the best products and services.


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We Give – You Give

The idea of reducing your company’s carbon footprint is nothing new; in fact, “greening” started way back in the 1970s, and some would argue the movement began more than a century before that!  As the world becomes more connected and informed, we understand better than ever how important it is for each and every one of us to do our part in protecting the environment.  At Kinetik IT, we are passionate about our role as environmental stewards and making a difference in our environment. We want to help change the world, one client at a time.

We do this in big and small ways.  First, we take care with our everyday activities – by working with our staff to create a paperless work environment, by recycling, and by controlling our waste, energy and water usage. We also commit in bigger ways – by donating a percentage of our gross revenue to eco-friendly projects and eco-supporting organizations that our clients are passionate about.



It’s a partnership.  At Kinetik IT, we contribute a percentage of the gross amount paid by the client to eco-friendly projects or eco-supporting organizations chosen by the client.  Clients choose from the organization we regularly donate to, or provide us another of their choosing.  Organizations we’ve donated to include the following:


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10 Poisons To Keep Away From Our Pets

Learn Top 10 toxins to keep away from our pets to ensure their safety:

1. Flowers: Buttercups, morning glories, poinsettias and tulips can cause stomach pains, hallicunations and mouth irritation, if ingested by your pet.

2. Fruits: Grapes and raisins are extremely toxic for dogs. Ingestion can lead to irreversible kidney damage, which can result in death.

3. Plants: Elderberry, holly berries and potato plants can all cause your pets pain. The Arizona native sago palms plants can cause liver failure in both dogs and cats.

4. Chocolate: Can be toxic to dogs. Pure baking chocolate is extremely toxic to dogs.

5. Alcohol: It  causes vomiting, difficulty breathing and tremors.

6. Medications: Human medications can be toxic for pets.

7. Chemicals: Motor oil, battery acid, rat poison and bleach, if ingested by your pet, must be treated immediately.

8. Some Foods: Onions can cause anemia in cats and dogs, and the artificial sugar in toothpaste and chewing gum has been linked to problems.

9. Environmental Hazards: Mushrooms in the yard and contaminated water can critically hurt your pets.

10. Caffeine: Caffeine can cause damage to the heart, lungs, and kidneys, as well as hurt the central nervous system. Keep your pets away from caffeine pills, coffee beans, coffee and tea.


Source: Green Living Magazine - October 2010.


Charity Rating Web Site Gives Insight in Potential Abuse of Charity Funds

I do not know if any members are interested in or contributing to charity organizations. Early May 2009, the AZ Republic published a huge article about charity organizations and the abuse of funds by certain charity organizations. Impressive detective work and journalism at its best.
If you are interested, the web site that is extremely helpful and worth checking out, is: I have used it frequently in the last year to determine which charities are the most effective in using the funds for their intended purposes.
Another organization that is very impressive, dealing with micro-financing of entrepreneurs in 3rd world countries, is An amazing organization.
Enjoy and spread the word!