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: Hand in Hand
Driven by compassion for those who have been abused, neglected and marginalized.
Hand In Hand helps children in the community by various ways including; providing 72hr housing for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect thereby allowing time for their social worker to find placement, 30 day housing for children where immediate placement could not be found and so now they are being placed in the foster care system and providing emergency basic needs for families in crisis. They also provide community events and field trips so that the kids may have experiences they may not otherwise such as going to Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center. This organization takes in children of all ages from newborns to teenagers so their needs are spread out from diapers to backpacks to personal hygiene products, not to mention the basics such as food and clothes. They especially need help around the holidays to ensure they can provide a little bit of extra happiness for these children during a very traumatizing time.
At Hand in Hand, we are driven by compassion for those who have been abused, neglected and marginalized. Our heart is to work within our community to help restore hope to kids in crisis and offer a support system to strengthen families.