Our number one core value at Walker Edison is "WE Give". Since day one, it is at the core of everything we do to give back to the community.
This Friday, we were able to participate in a Make-a-Wish wish proclamation event. Even with last-minute changes in weather, we had a great afternoon at our new corporate headquarters building playing various sports challenges & having lots of fun!
It was such a special moment to be there for when Tristan was told his Wish to go fishing and have a staycation in Flaming Gorge with his family was being granted. We are so grateful to everyone who was able to participate in helping make it such a special day for Tristan and his family!
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.
Make-A-Wish Utah welcomed wish families to a Mario Kart themed drive-through Trick-or-Treat. We were so grateful to be a part of such an incredible event!
We had a great team of employees volunteer to setup the ultimate Rainbow Road stop. We even had a colorful shoot to hand out candy at a distance. Everything was COVID safe, with Make-a-Wish Utah provide the candy that had been quarantined and pre-bagged, in addition to all participants staying in their cars with their bags hanging on their side mirrors.
It was so amazing to see how happy the kids and families were and to see all the amazing costumes and other community partner's setups along the Mario Kart "course".