Wells Does Giving Back Better
As we approach 2021 patiently with hopes of a better year, we look back on this year with gratitude. We are grateful for your support and trust with your homes. We give thanks to all of the frontline workers essential to keeping things moving in the face of unprecedented times. We are blessed to have a wonderful family here at Wells that keeps us moving towards a sunnier tomorrow. And looking back, we are especially grateful for our COVID Relief Fund recipient organizations.
In April, we introduced the COVID Relief Fund Program. On top of safety measures for our customers including virtual consultations and enhancing our app to provide more resources, we knew we had an obligation to help Texans in need. Our charitable program has donated over $50,000 to help Texas non-profits continue their missions in their communities – $1,200 to a charitable organization. And while COVID-19 is peaking again with the holidays around the corner we continue to help Texans in need
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, all of our Paycheck Relief donations were used to feed families in need. The Wells Solar family feed 1,600 people for a week and provided 4,800 single meals. We’re extremely proud of our recipient organizations upholding values that we as a family-owned business uphold. Quality. Service. Dedication.
We’d like to take a moment to recap and highlight these organizations before 2021 is here and give you the opportunity to nominate organizations in the coming year!
A big (but socially distanced) hug and thank you to the following organizations:
Sun Radio 100.1FM, powered by solar, has provided financial assistance to local musicians in the form of grant payments for electricity bills. As huge fans of music and being part of a community built on music, we thank you!
The African American Youth Harvest Foundation that focuses on removing economic barriers to minority residents of East Austin by providing educational and career advancement opportunities.
Black Mamas ATX’s mission is to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth. We envision a world without maternal health disparities. Our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates among Black mothers in Central Texas.
For 20 years the Children’s Defense Fund of Texas has connected more than one million Texas children to affordable health care coverage, helped Texas youth who Beat the Odds have the opportunity to attend college, and ensured that thousands of Texas school children, young adult leaders, and parents benefit from enriching out-of-school-time opportunities that break the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.
Urban Roots cultivates leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish our community!
They have donated over 143,881 lbs of produce through their farm-based youth leadership programs. Community volunteers contribute to sustainability through the work on the farm and nourish the community by increasing access to healthy food. While public volunteer opportunities are closed to the public, Urban Roots is excepting volunteer applications for its community crew.
Dallas Hope Charities are a beacon of hope in north Texas. Their mission is to provide food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and hope for all.
They have provided immediate relief in COVID times to those suffering from food insecurity through their meal programs. They have been all the buzz on various publications on their soon-to-be-open library honoring the late vocalist of Power Trip, Riley Gale.
The Southwest Workers Union provides support to residents of San Antonio in need. Their community garden brings their community fresh healthy foods and provides youth a space to learn about the importance of food sovereignty.
This organization envisions all inclusive sustainable healthy communities rooted in dignity, justice and respect for self-determination, socio-economic well-being, and autonomy.
Community Fridge SATX is a collective of people who understand and have struggled with income and health-related issues. They are compassionate neighbors looking to help any way they can during these unpredictable times. Their mission is to provide fresh, healthy vegetarian options based on a “take what you need, give what you don’t” mentality. Consider donating to the fridge if you are in San Antonio.
Lifeworks Austin‘s mission is to be a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking self-sufficiency. Their three core goals for Austin’s youth is to end youth homelessness, lower the barriers of unemployment, and offer counseling and psychiatric services. Together we can all work together to attain real, sustainable measurable results for youth struggling to get by.
Thrive Youth Center provide relief to homeless LBTQ Youth in San Antonio through housing, education services, employment resources and life-enrichment programs. Their mission is to provide a safe, effective, and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth, so they may become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the ability, opportunity, and possibility of achieving their dreams.
Any Baby Can‘s services are provided at no cost- regardless of income – To families who have a child birth through 17 years of age with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay, or health risk.
Every child deserves a chance at a better life and with the right help they can achieve their maximum potential.
Sage Studio provide creative resources, studio space, and exhibition space to contemporary artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Austin. With the help of their practicing artist facilitators, every artist is empowered to share their creative endeavors and fruits with the world.
The goal for participating artists is to strengthen their artistic voice, build a cohesive portfolio of work for exhibition, and pursue a career as a professional artist.
In addition to exhibiting the work of artists who create in our studio, SAGE also represents artists in the gallery who create their work outside the studio.
Stay tuned with their exhibits page to keep up with this impactful Austin organization.
Girls are POWERFUL and the Girls Empowerment Network‘s mission is to help them know it too.
Through educational partnerships, virtual activities, spark kits, and leadership summits ignite girls ability to be unstoppable. They serve 6,500+ hrs, 15,000 people annually for the last 24 years. We are happy to join their fight to empower girls and help them reach for the stars.
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids delivers proven resources to help military kids and their family connect and build resiliency in the face of extraordinary challenges.
How can the rest of us serve those who put our country first? By taking care of what’s most precious to them, their children.
Volunteers at the Hays County Food Bank are passionately committed to improving live through food assistance programs, nutrition education, and advocacy. Their work is based on the idea that every individual should have access to nutritious food, regardless of income level.
We were thrilled to be a sponsor for Turkeys Tackling Hunger fundraiser!
We are so thankful for organizations like Hill Country Family Services who are keeping Texans fed during such challenging times. Their work is felt immensely during this year of hardship and unforeseen tribulations that affect so many!
Their work enhances well-being and fosters self-sufficiency. Since 1985 they have served low income seniors, children, and families in Kendall County. Thank you for you services!
The number of children with no or limited access to quality food is staggering. The mission of the Austin Empty Bowl Project (AEBP) is fighting hunger and poor nutrition in Central Texas by raising money for and awareness of the need. Our focus is nourishing children through Kids’ Cafe, a program of the Central Texas Food Bank, and Meals for Kids, of Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
Their main event benefits the Central Texas Food Bank and has raised over $200,000 in the last two years alone. The Central Texas Food Bank works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed them to bring 39 million meals to our community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to them for help.
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