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.
We are honored to have been able to sponsor the Kids Eat program from the USANA Foundation.
Even with school canceled in the Spring due to COVID-19, they continued to deliver 850 weekend bags each week. In addition to their regular program, they also provide temporary COVID relief bags to schools that had families under extreme distress. These larger size pantry bags were distributed to schools at their request and hand-delivered by their teachers and staff to the porches of their needy families.
We were able to help provide 400 pantry bags and 16,000 meals to those students and families in need throughout the Salt Lake School District.
We are grateful to be a part of such a great organization that helps make sure the kids in our community don't go hungry!
For nearly 28 years, Project HEART and Rabbi Benny Zippel with the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah have helped support thousands of at-risk teens in our community. Their work is inspiring, and we are grateful for the opportunity we had to donate $50,000 alongside so many others to help them both reach and surpass their goal with their Charidy fundraising campaign yesterday! (charidy.com/utah)
To learn more about the Project HEART program, check out the video below