Jeremy Lichtenstein’s dedication and passion to improve and serve his community of Montgomery County, Maryland is perhaps most evident in his charity, Kids In Need Distributors (KIND). Jeremy created KIND in 2012 to address the unknowingly common need of childhood hunger within the county. Montgomery County is one of the most affluent in the United States, yet one in three children in the school system is on the federal Free And Reduced Meal program FARM).
Jeremy’s philanthropic efforts with KIND have not gone unnoticed. Jeremy’s hard work has been recognized on WTTG-TV Fox 5 News “Pay It Forward” segment, WUSA-TV channel 9’s “Heroes of the Community”, WJLA-TV channel 7’s Leon Harris’ segment “Harris’ Heroes”, and countless articles including Bethesda Magazine, GCAAR’s magazine, Montgomery Magazine and others.
For more information, please go to KindInMD.org.
Jeremy’s philanthropic work is not exclusive to KIND. He has started a reading incentive program in one of the neediest schools in the county, to encourage a love of reading. He also contributes to Operation Homefront every holiday season as well as contributions to over 25 other local charities every year.
Additionally, since 85% of Jeremy’s business is new construction, he recognized the amount of waste going into dumpsters from demolished houses. He coordinated with over 50 local builders in the community to donate items and materials from the houses being torn down to make way for newly constructed homes. To date, there are four non-profit organizations receiving these materials. These organizations work directly to help the neediest families in the community.