Helping around the holidays
Posted On: 12-28-2016 | Posted By: Kody Ferrin
WK understands that the holidays can be tough for some in our community, and our associates are always enthusiastic about helping out. In December, the firm collected and donated items to benefit clients of True North, the Voluntary Action Center, and Great Circle as part of our commitment to serving our communities.
WK “adopted” families through True North, an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and create a safer community, and the Voluntary Action Center, which provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs to low-income individuals in Boone County. Through these adoptions, WK members and associates bought and wrapped Christmas gifts for children in need, groceries for families, and anything else that the families requested such as household items and cleaning supplies.
“Supporting our communities is not something we simply talk about at WK, it’s something that we do,” said Shawn Barnes, WK’s Director of Business Development and Recruiting. “The gifts we provided to our sponsored families through the Voluntary Action Center and True North represent the firm’s sincere interest in helping those who struggle during the holiday season. As a former president of VAC’s board of Directors, I know how impactful and appreciated these donations are to the families who receive them. It’s very gratifying to know that our firm supports these important programs because they truly make a difference.”
WK associates also purchased games and toys as cottage gifts for Great Circle, an organization that provides temporary housing for children and behavioral health services to children, individuals, and families. The gifts will be shared by current Great Circle residents and kids that come to stay in the future.
WK looks forward to another year of serving its community and helping those in need in 2017, and we thank our clients for helping us carry out that vision.