Scroll down to discover this quarter’s charity: Hand in Hand
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: Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event offers hope to those living with cystic fibrosis. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in nearly 400 walks across the country to support the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness about this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe. With supporters like you by our side, the CF Foundation has made significant progress.
The CF Foundation continues to lead the way in innovative research and drug development, promoting high-quality, individualized care, and helping people with CF live better today. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams.
While we have come so far, we still have so much work to do. The lives of people with this disease are still cut far too short.
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we take steps to find a cure. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of cystic fibrosis and your support matters. Let’s keep making Great Strides until we have a cure.
The time is now. Together, we can conquer this disease. Until it’s done.