Last Friday and Saturday more than 1,000 Wells Fargo employees and family members provided the Charlotte area with a whole lot of GOOD.
Wells Fargo’s 8th Annual Day of Caring — its signature volunteer event in Charlotte — saw employees and family members fan out to assist with projects at 24 nonprofit sites, including YWCA of Central Carolinas, Promising Pages, Friendship Gardens and Beds for Kids. Wells Fargo also hosted volunteer events in four of the company’s buildings so team members could give back without leaving their workplace.
“Our team members are dedicated, passionate members of their local communities who care deeply about giving back and making a difference,” said Kendall Alley, region bank president for Wells Fargo in Charlotte. “Day of Caring demonstrates the power of teamwork and the ongoing commitment of our company and our 25,000 team members to make a meaningful impact in communities across the Greater Charlotte region.”
On Saturday, Wells Fargo collaborated with Hands on Charlotte and sent team members to YWCA of Central Carolinas’ Park Road facility to re-mulch yards, weed gardens, inventory housing materials, and paint mugs for welcome bundles for transitional housing participants.
But Wells Fargo’s generosity came through when Alley presented a gift to those in YWCA’s housing programs. Sixty Women in Transition participants received $100 Target Gift Cards, and 10 Families Together participants received $250 Target Gift Cards.
While the Day of Caring spans one 24-hour block of time, Wells Fargo’s generosity to our community extends all year. Wells Fargo provided more than $11 million in grants to nonprofits in the Greater Charlotte region last year. In addition, Wells Fargo team members in Charlotte gave $13.6 million in personal giving through the company’s Community Support Campaign, and logged more than 180,000 volunteer hours in 2017.
Photos courtesy YWCA Central Carolinas