As we look back on 2023, it's time to reflect on the remarkable impact of the Evergreen Cares Foundation. Our foundation, the philanthropic arm of Evergreen Home Loans, has always been committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. In 2023, we've seen incredible growth and impact, thanks to the dedication and generosity of our team and supporters. Here's a summary of what we've achieved together over the past year.
Educational Assistance: Empowering Through Learning
Education is a cornerstone of community development, and last year, the Evergreen Cares Foundation proudly allocated $26,736 towards educational assistance. These funds have opened doors for numerous individuals, providing them with opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed.
Total Giving: A Testament to Generosity
Our total giving for the year reached a remarkable $77,858. This figure represents not just monetary contributions but a significant investment in the future of our communities. Each dollar has been a steppingstone towards creating a more inclusive and supportive society.
Team Giving: A Collective Effort
The heart of our foundation lies in the collective efforts of our team. Last year, our team giving amounted to $74,225. This substantial contribution underscores the commitment and compassion of our employees who go above and beyond to make a difference.
Individual Match: Amplifying Impact
In addition to team contributions, the Evergreen Cares Foundation also focuses on individual efforts through our matching program. Last year, we matched $3,633 in individual donations, effectively doubling the impact of personal contributions to causes close to our employees' hearts.
Supporting a Diverse Range of Causes
Our reach extended to 60 different organizations this year, each working towards unique and important goals. From local charities to national non-profits, our support has helped these organizations to continue their valuable work in various sectors including health, education, social services, and environmental conservation.
Volunteer Hours: The Gift of Time
Beyond financial assistance, our team members have also dedicated their time and skills. This year, a total of 167 volunteer hours were contributed. These hours reflect the spirit of community service that is deeply ingrained in our company's culture.
As we reflect on these achievements, we are filled with gratitude for everyone who has supported the Evergreen Cares Foundation. Your contributions, whether financial, in-kind, or through volunteer work, have made a significant impact. As we look to the future, we are excited to continue this journey of giving, learning, and growing together.
Together, we're not just building homes; we're building stronger, more resilient communities. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Here's to another year of caring, sharing, and making a difference!
The Evergreen Cares Foundation is dedicated to enriching our communities through charitable actions. For more information or to get involved, please visit our website.