CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KURE Corp. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is an international philanthropic venture that has grown from one original chapter at Georgetown University to more than 1,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and over 50 countries around the world. With eight formal programs, the efforts of this organization continues to positively impact the lives of more than 900,000 individuals with and without IDD worldwide.
David Peterson, CEO of KURE Corp. comments, "We are thrilled to be working side by side with Best Buddies International. It is a truly worthy cause that has positively affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide, and we as a company want to continue to spread its mission and growth. We envision providing not only monetary support, but also job experience training or full time positions to individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and a successful chance at a good living, with exemplary equal opportunity to thrive in a good work environment."
This goodwill collaboration celebrates Best Buddies International as the exclusive and official charity partner of KURE Corp. A certain percentage of KURE's annual corporate and franchise store revenues will be donated to the charitable organization. Furthermore, as a goodwill ambassador to Best Buddies, KURE will visibly display the Best Buddies logo in all of its corporate and franchise stores where its customers are also able to donate to Best Buddies during their point of purchases, which will then be equally matched by the company.
KURE continues to climb in recognition as one of the fastest growing start-up retail chains of vaping and e-cigarette products in the United States. It continues to successfully execute on its business plan, and its current plans for expanding to over 100 stores within an 18 to 24 month period are on track. Currently, KURE has three stores that opened within a six month period, with two more stores currently under construction and scheduled to be opened in the Charlotte, North Carolina area within the next few weeks.
Being a great corporate citizen and community contributor is a fundamental part of KURE's mission statement from its inception. KURE will also continue to support other local charitable organizations in the North Carolina area so long as its mandates do not conflict with that of Best Buddies International. KURE urges like-minded businesses, successful entrepreneurs and other influential corporate leaders to enroll in this endeavor in providing more positive workforce and assistance opportunities towards people with IDD and disabilities as a whole.
"KURE has taken a very good and positive initiative in partnering with an outstanding world class charitable organization like Best Buddies International. I have personally known Anthony Kennedy Shriver since we were in elementary. He's a very dedicated individual to his organization, and it shows in the success of Best Buddies. [This] relationship will certainly have long term benefits to the people it will touch and influence for many years to come and will be as equally rewarding to both organizations. We at Siskey Capital are excited to support this relationship," said Martin Sumichrast, Vice Chairman of Siskey Capital, LLC.
About Best Buddies International Inc. (www.bestbuddies.org)
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in over 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 900,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies.
About KURE Corp. (www.KUREsociety.com)
KURE Corp. ("KURE") is a private company based in Charlotte, North Carolina that specializes in the global distribution of vaporizing pens, e-Juices, and related accessories. KURE's primary products are its distinct line of custom blended high end flavored e-Juices, premium KURE brand vaporizers, as well as popular third party brands of advanced hardware and select eLiquids. KURE's executives and principals are seasoned business entrepreneurs with nearly 20 years of individual expertise in taking start-ups from initial incubation to profitability. KURE's support staff has extensive product distribution and related industry experience.
All KURE products are available online and throughout its many store locations across the United States. KURE Vaporium™, KURE Society™, Kuriousity™, Kurators™ are all respective trademarks of KURE Corp. Its e-Juices can be purchased pre-bottled or freshly mixed by its staff of "Kurators", well-trained and experienced mixologists who can "blend" over 500,000 unique flavors from the KURE Juice On Tap™ bar. These KURE e-Juices are skillfully blended and served while customers shop, lounge and enjoy a selection of coffees, beverages, and snacks or simply vape and mingle with other like-minded enthusiasts.
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About Siskey Capital, LLC (www.siskeycapital.com)
Siskey Capital, LLC is a private merchant bank based in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the lead investor and financial partner to KURE Corp. The firm acts as financial partners in assisting emerging companies accomplish their near to long-term goals. Siskey Capital's participation in any opportunity is primarily partnership driven, using its own capital, while providing extensive financial, structural, and growth and risk management expertise. Its founders and principals have over three decades of successful merchant banking, venture capital, international business and entrepreneurial backgrounds.
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