This year, our Holiday giving looked a little different, as many things have during 2020.
Rather than having our employees volunteer and participate in person, we were able to serve and donate from a distance. A few organizations sent back photos of them receiving their deliveries and so we wanted to share those along with a list of the many great local organizations we were able to help this Holiday season!
Photos 1-3 from Cyprus High School and their Pirate Pantry
Photos 4-6 from the Utah Refugee Connection
Photos 7-9 from reading to kids with Make-A-Wish Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – Walker Edison, a leading provider of RTA furniture, recently donated 50,000 masks to Jordan Education Foundation (JEF).
JEF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that engages the community to provide resources to enhance educational experiences, strengthen students, and fuel success in Jordan School District. According to their website, JEF supports over 56,000 students who attend 63 schools in the rapidly growing cities of West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman, and Copperton. It is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time Executive Director, Steven Hall.
Students in Utah’s Jordan School District currently attend in-person classes four days a week, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, so many students are in need of a mask. The donated masks are high quality, reusable, and adjustable. 45,000 are kid sized, and the remaining 5,000 are adult sized.
Walker Edison lists “We Give” as their number one core value and strives to give back to their local community whenever possible. They are grateful to be able to support the students and teachers in their local area through JEF.
You can read the story from The Jordan School District here.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we wanted to give back to causes to help with breast cancer research as well as helping current patients and survivors.
Each week since we have been working from home during this global pandemic we have been sending our employees care packages. It helps us all feel connected and also allows us to be able to support local and small businesses. We love being able to find new companies to support during this crazy time!
Included in each package this week was:
• MoonandJuneCo bags, 20% of the purchase was donated to Susan G Komen
• $2 from each Swig sticker and $1 from each Swig drink card was donated to their Save the Cups fundraiser this month to help women in Utah that are fighting breast cancer pay for life-saving procedures
• RubySnap Fresh Cookies breast cancer awareness cookies – Ruby Snap is a local business that continues to give back to local hospitals and patients in addition to donating to entities such as IHC and Susan G Komen.
In addition, this month 10% of all sales on www.walkeredisonshop.com will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation 💗
Giving back to the community is a core value here at Walker Edison. With our employees working from home, we have had to get a little creative with our company-wide service projects while being virtual.
Employees signed up to tie fleece blankets using material we provided, and together we donated over 400 blankets to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake.
We loved seeing all the photos come in of employees making blankets. It’s incredible what we can do when we all come together, even while staying physically apart!
If you'd like to know how you can support Primary Children's Hospital visit their website for needed items as well as the contact information for their service coordinator.