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From September 1 through October 31, 2023, Kito Crosby, together with our loyal channel partners and end users, raised $68,000 for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to help fund college scholarships and other critical educational services for US military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since 2019, we have raised a total of $193,000 for Fallen Patriots.
For every Crosby, Harrington, Acco, and Peerless training event we hosted in the US during this time, Kito Crosby donated $500 to the Fallen Patriots. In addition, all proceeds from the popular Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting online training course were donated to this honorable cause.
$68,000 raised in 2023
($193,000 since 2019)
The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships and educational services to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. After government programs, the average shortfall in college funding for a student is $25,000.
Approximately 25,000 children have lost an active-duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. Of those, 96% of casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families, and 60% report having trouble making ends meet.
The foundation says that $625 million is needed nationwide to cover the gap between government assistance and the actual cost of a degree. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $70 million in total assistance to nearly 3,000 children, including almost 1,400 debt-free graduates.
Kito Crosby, a KKR portfolio company, is a leader in the innovation, manufacturing, and distribution of products and services used to make lifting, rigging, transporting, and securing operations safer and more efficient. Renowned brands include Kito, Crosby, Harrington, Acco, and Peerless. With a US manufacturing footprint that includes plants in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Alabama, and Minnesota, Kito Crosby’s involvement with the country’s military stretches back to its earliest days, supplying lifting hardware for military equipment. Today, more than 50 Veterans work in the company’s facilities designing, manufacturing, and distributing the best lifting, rigging and material handling solutions in the world.