At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, our employees take giving back seriously. They have launched the “Giving From the Heart” effort in February to raise donations for W·E·A·V·E.
Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s W·E·A·V·E program (Workforce-Education-Assistance-Volunteerism-Engagement) is their channel to giving back to one another and our community. Employees support W·E·A·V·E to help their fellow coworkers with emergencies, enable them to pursue education and self-improvement, fund staff volunteer work in the Richmond community, and connect through activity and appreciation.
During 2018, Westminster Canterbury staff partnered with project:HOMES to build components for 15 ramps and install three others on homes in the Richmond community. Staff raised the funds for the materials and gave the volunteer hours to make it happen. Part of the funds given by donors to W·E·A·V·E will help build more ramps in 2019.
Because of generous donors, our workforce can apply for emergency assistance for situations such as when a house fire strikes or a spouse loses a job. Donations also provide for scholarship assistance, making it possible for many to pursue additional education through certifications, conferences and higher degrees. In the past year, donors made it possible for coworkers to pursue degrees in Nursing and Business Administration, certifications in new Wellness and Recreation skills and additional training that will help them in their careers and help ensure the best life possible for our residents.
Our employees care deeply about our residents and each other. It is a privilege to watch their generosity in action.