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Roth Staffing’s Roth Hero of the Week Raises $45,000 for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Roth Staffing Companies named Kimberly Stoks, a customer of the Las Vegas, Nevada branch of Ultimate Staffing Services the Roth Hero of the Week for her work with Best Buddies.  Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating relationships and creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

VIDEO: Kimberly Stoks raised $45,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

Kimberly has established lifelong friendships with her fellow Best Buddies volunteers and people with IDD throughout the last few years.  Their friendships arose organically during events like bowling nights, sock hops, group dances, and thanks to Kimberly, the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk.  She organized the first annual walk, accepting the role of chairperson when the organization needed someone to take the reins even though she had no event planning experience.

In just a few months, Kimberly brought together a hugely successful fundraising and awareness walk in Las Vegas, Nevada—more than 1,000 people attended, raising $45,000 in donations.

She has already started planning next year’s walk while fulfilling her duties as a veteran Best Buddies advisory board chairperson, and Kimberly still finds time to attend and champion Best Buddies’ many events including community outreach and awareness functions. These events ultimately promote inclusion and acceptance while bridging the gap between people with IDD and the community at large.

“At one event, a shy young girl with IDD sat crying in the corner of the room because she was afraid of being bullied by strangers—a normal occurrence for her,” says Kimberly.  “Best Buddies brought her into the fold, and it’s been so rewarding watching her flourish in an environment of compassion and understanding.  Several months later, the young girl excitedly participated in the Friendship Walk with her new friends… and she’s already looking forward to next year!”

Roth Staffing Companies is thrilled to award Kimberly a $1,000 Roth Hero cash prize to support her efforts in spreading awareness about people with IDD and fundraising for the cause.  To nominate a Roth Staffing coworker, customer, or Ambassador (temporary employee) for the Roth Heroes award program, please visit www.rothstaffing.com/hero.  Roth Staffing Companies is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and its proud history of doing good things for others by honoring a Roth Hero of the Week during its 20 Weeks of Celebration leading up to the organization’s Platinum Anniversary.

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About Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.

Roth Staffing Companies is a staffing solution provider and workforce solutions organization operating from more than 100 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia via five specialized business lines: Ultimate Staffing Services, Ledgent Finance & Accounting, Adams & Martin Group, Ledgent Technology & Engineering, and About Talent.

Roth Companies is the only organization to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in a single year and accomplished this unprecedented feat two consecutive years.  The Roth organization is recognized in the business community as a leader in culture and coworker engagement and was recognized as one of Achiever’s “50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States” in addition to receiving the “Best in Biz Award” for Best Company to Work For. Roth remains the only firm in the industry ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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