Scroll down to discover this quarter’s charity: Centerstone
Empowering Our Community to Thrive
Around here, we tend to be pretty private people. While our branch and staff members are very active in the community, we don’t talk about it often.
But, in an effort to raise awareness about some of the amazing organizations the Fairway Kirkland family supports, we’re going to step out of our comfort zone. We’re going to tell you a little bit about the special things going on here.
Giving’s Been Part of Our Foundation
Since Fairway Kirkland was founded, the branch has donated $25 to charity for every loan closed. In our early days, those donations went to the American Warrior Initiative – a non-profit that supports veterans suffering from mental and physical disabilities.
Fairway Kirkland’s Community Service Committee
In the summer of 2016, the branch formed a Community Service Committee (CSC). Comprised of volunteers, Fairway Kirkland’s CSC selects a non-profit to support each quarter. Each non-profit is selected based on recommendations from the staff at large.
The selected charity receives $25 for every loan closed during its designated quarter. The CSC also organizes community service events for the staff, friends, and family in support of the quarterly charity. And, the branch matches all employee donations made to the current charity during the quarter – helping employees maximize their giving.
Want to Help?
If you are interested in making a donation to our quarterly charity or joining one of our community service events, we’d be honored.
This Quarter's Charity: CENTERSTONE
Supporting Our Community With Basic Needs and Tools for Long-Term Stability
From families and the elderly to the disabled and immigrants/refugees, Centerstone supports those from all walks of life. Taking a four-pronged approach, this Seattle based charity addresses immediate needs while providing the tools for long-term stability and self-sufficiency.
Helping More Than 20,000 People a Year
Offering four unique programs (Energy Assistance & Home Heating Repair, Housing Assistance, Financial Education, and a Food Bank), Centerstone helps the Seattle area’s neediest residents. The vast majority of their recipients live 150% or more below the federal poverty level.
Feeding Those in Need
More than 1.1 million Washington residents rely on food stamps to eat. Food stamps offer recipients a maximum of $7 per day. That’s simply not enough. In order for individuals and families to survive, they need help.
Centerstone’s Food Bank helps those in need receive a basic, nutritious diet. From fresh produce and meat to baby formula and basic toiletries, their Seattle-based location provided more than 52,000 bags of groceries to Seattle residents last year.
Learn more about Centerstone on their website.