Each year, Wilson & Company invites staff and clients to select a charity, and at the end of January, we send our donations to those charities based on the number of votes each charity received. We give these donations in the names of all of our participants.
The charities are chosen using two criteria. The first is, whenever possible, we choose charities that personally affect our employees. The second is all charities selected use at least 80% of the donation directly for the program.
Thank you to each of our participants for joining us in supporting these charities! Here are the voting results:
- Homes For Our Troops – 50.6%
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation – 27.6%
- Engineers Without Borders – 21.8%
Homes For Our Troops has found a way to make sure severely injured veterans have a place to call home with a mortgage-free, specially adapted home for them and their families. Homes For Our Troops has been building these homes nationwide since September 11, 2001.
Here are a few of the inspirational comments we received from our voters:
“As a 29 year Veteran I understand that there are several veterans less fortunate than others, this is a good program that needs to be supported by all.”
“This cause is very near and dear to my heart. My sister is currently fighting stage two breast cancer, and it has affected others in my family. My grandmother, aunt, and a few cousins. Thank you!”
“I think what you are doing with all these organizations is great. Best greeting card of the season.”
“Thanks so much!! This is a wonderful way to give back and make a positive difference. I really appreciate the opportunity to partner with you all!”
Your stories are an encouragement to continue this tradition each year. We are happy to join with these charities in their efforts to make sure every injured veteran has a place to call home; to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research; and harnessing the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world’s poorest people from living healthy, productive lives.
Wilson & Company values being a part of our local communities. We know that this donation program is more than percentages on a page. May each of us find opportunities to support those around us all year long.