Walker Edison’s number one core value is “WE Give”, and it that was at the heart of this Grand Opening celebration. Directly following the ribbon cutting ceremony, we were able to participate in a Make-A-Wish Proclamation for 4-yr-old Wish Kid, Hannah. The CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah, Jared Perry, introduced Hannah and her family and then brought out a special surprise. Hannah loves Mario and so we were able to bring Mario and his friends as well as princesses to create a special moment for Hannah and to read her wish proclamation. Her wish to have a bedroom makeover was coming true! Hannah was so excited, and we were grateful to have her and her family as VIPs and honored guests for our entire Grand Opening event.
We also chose the Jordan Education Foundation as our charity partner for the event. This foundation helps students and their families in the Jordan School District. As part of this partnership, we offered $15 food truck vouchers for all monetary donations as well as hygiene item donations. In addition, we donated all sales from walkeredisonshop.com and our warehouse sale. In total, we donated $32,770 and hundreds of hygiene items.
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.