We have given back over $100,000 to special needs organizations since we opened in 2015!

Kyle's Kitchen features a local special needs organization, highlighting the important role they play in our community.

 

We donate a portion of our proceeds to this organization, and our wonderful employees often elect to donate a portion of their tips to the cause as well.

 

By supporting Kyle's Kitchen, you can EAT GREAT FOOD & HELP GREAT PEOPLE.

GIVING BACK

2017 organizations that we supported:

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    The Family Hope Center empowers parents of children diagnosed with special needs to take control of their family’s direction. For more than 15 years, our team of clinicians and doctors across more than a dozen fields of medicine have helped thousands of families create better futures.

     

    www.familyhopecenter.com

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    Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

     

    www.sosc.org

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    No Limits! is a non-competitive focuses on students with special needs, all students are welcome and encouraged to join the fun. Whether it is Hip Hop, Broadway, or Jazz, it will be an opportunity for young people to EXPRESS themselves, build CONFIDENCE, and have FUN!

     

    www.sbdancearts.com

2016 organizations that we supported:

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    Rett Syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that causes a progressive inability to use muscles for eye and body movements and speech starting in infancy. Rettsyndrome.org raises money to fund research for a cure and treatments to improve movement and communication.

     

    www.rettsyndrome.org

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    Jodi House empowers brain injury survivors to not merely survive, but thrive. We provide a day program, including support groups, art and music classes, and speech & occupational therapies to help our members achieve greater independence in their lives.

     

    www.jodihouse.org

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    Katie's FUND provides social and recreational activities for teens and young adults through Teen Extreme & EXPO at Alpha Resource Center. It was established by the Janeway Family to honor the determination and passion for life of their daughter Katie.

     

    www.KatiesFund.org

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    PeerBuddies® provides social skills training for children and teens with social difficulties through peer mentoring in the community.  Children and teens are paired up with a typically developing, same-aged or slightly older Peer Buddy who helps to teach these essential life skills!

     

    www.peerbuddies.com

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    Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more.

     

    Please join them in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

     

    www.bestdayfoundation.org

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    Hearts Therapeutic offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.  Since opening in 1985, approximately 60,000 lesson hours to over 2,000 members of our community have benefited from therapeutic riding. Today we have 10 horses and serve 80 riders per week.

     

    Their mission is to employ the power of the horse to enhance the capabilities of children and adults with special needs in Santa Barbara County.

     

    www.heartsriding.org

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    The Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp provides sport and recreation skill development for children, youth, and young adults between the ages of 6 to 19 years old who can use a wheelchair to participate in sports.

     

    Activities at the camp range from beginner to advanced wheelchair sports, including rugby, basketball, tennis, hand cycling, volleyball, swimming, kayaking, SCUBA diving, tennis, climbing wall, roller sled hockey, ropes course, decathlon, lacrosse and more.

     

    www.cottagehealth.org

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    Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

     

    www.sosc.org

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    Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 500 clubs and 12,000 members worldwide.  Aktion Clubs draw members from various organizations that support individuals with disabilities, as well as other community programs.ᅠ Aktion clubs can also be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.

     

    www.aktionclub.org

2015 organizations that we supported:

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    In December we celebrated the 11 special needs organizations we partnered with in 2015.  We finished the year by throwing a 12 DAYS OF GIVING party, and for the month we raised $4,155, split evenly between the 11 organizations we supported during the year.

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    New Directions for people with disabilities, inc. is a non-profit organization providing leisure and educational travel opportunities for teenagers, adults and seniors who have brain impairments such as mild to moderate developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism. Since 1985, we have taken over 17,000 people with special needs on tours all over the world

     

    www.newdirectionstravel.org

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    The mission of the DSASBA is to enhance the welfare of people with Down syndrome and their families through the development and promotion of education, counseling, employment and recreational programs.  We also desire to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome.

     

    www.dsasbc.org

  • Maria Vasquez

    Memorial Fundraiser

    On July 14, 2015, our leader and co-worker, Maria Vasquez passed away.  She left behind her Mom, Elena, and three younger brothers.  While Maria was only 21 yrs. old, and had no kids of her own, she cared for her siblings as if she were their Mom, also acting as an important income provider for her family.

     

    Maria worked at Silvergreens before she was promoted to help lead the Kyle’s Kitchen team.  Her consistently positive attitude, wonderful spirit, and genuine kindness to others were hallmarks of her persona.  She was loved and respected by all her co-workers, having the unique ability to communicate effectively with her kitchen staff as well as the front of the house co-workers she managed.

     

    Kyle had a very special relationship with Maria and she was always one of the first people he needed to see and hug when he came into the restaurant.

     

    She was taken from us much too early, but her spirit will live on with us for eternity. Maria, we miss you so much.  You will forever be in our hearts.

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    The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions. theGSF is an all volunteer organization, meaning 100% of your donation goes toward fulfilling our mission.  On July 25, 2015, 7 yr old Gwendolyn Strong peacefully left this world, but her spirit will live on with us forever.

     

    www.thegsf.org

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    Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 17,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health.  Did you know that Santa Barbara is a host city for the 2015 Summer Games in Long Beach?

     

    www.sosc.org

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    Devereux is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare in the country. They've been helping folks with developmental challenges for more than 100 years—longer than almost any other behavioral healthcare organization.

     

    www.devereux.org

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    April is Autism Awareness Month. So what better organization to support than Autism Society of Santa Barbara. The mission of the Autism Society of Santa Barbara is to improve the lives of all affected by an “autism spectrum disorder” by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people living with autism, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding support, education, advocacy and an active public awareness.

     

    www.asasb.org

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    Young Life Capernaum gives young people with cognitive and physical disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp, campaigners and other exciting social activities.

     

    www.younglife.org

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    SlingShot is a working art studio and gallery which supports 34 Santa Barbara artists. As a working studio, visitors are able to meet the artists and view the art as it is created. The gallery features a dynamic selection of unique folk and contemporary art at reasonable prices.

     

    www.slingshotart.org

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    Alpha Resource Center is committed to Empowering Individuals, Supporting Families and Building a Community that values the contribution of all people.

     

    www.alphasb.org

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    SB Snap creates a special needs community calendar and resource list specific to parents of special needs children, bringing information from agencies, organizations and support groups together in one place.

     

    www.sbsnap.org

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