WestCMR’s Growing Philanthropic Footprint Continues!

WestCMR is committed to giving back and keeping philanthropy as our focus. To encourage this spirit, we recently surveyed our team to discover which nonprofits they were less familiar with or wished to learn more about. From the responses, we selected three organizations and invited each of them to visit our offices on separate Wednesdays. Team members were told to drop by during their lunch breaks and inquire about the causes that intrigued them. The goal was to identify the charities we needed to reach out to and we did just that.  Below you’ll find details about the nonprofits that graced WestCMR with their presence, providing you with valuable information to expand your awareness as well.

Children’s Home Society

Our first nonprofit to visit WestCMR was the Children’s Home Society. Children’s Home Society’s (CHS) goal is to end the need for foster care by working with the children and families before crises occur. CHS calls their approach “cradle to career” as they empower the children and families to find and pursue opportunities when these hard situations arise, being there at the right time and place.

They offer early childhood services, counseling, child welfare, outreach job training, and more. Life can be hard and no child or family should have to face tough times alone. As far as getting involved, you can volunteer remotely or in person, you can purchase items from their Amazon list for the families, and/or fundraising opportunities. With CHS efforts in play, more students in marginalized communities receive the support to achieve academic success. To learn more, check out their website here.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) was the second nonprofit to visit WestCMR. They are dedicated to curing Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and other blood cancers. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary nonprofit health organization that funds blood cancer research and provides education and patient services.

They came to discuss their biggest event that is coming up in November, Light The Night. During Light The Night, participants carry illuminated lanterns in three colors, white meaning survivors, red meaning supporters, and gold meaning walking in memory of loved ones they have lost to cancer. 1 billion dollars has been raised since 1993 with this event alone and they anticipate continued growth. LLS was born out of a family’s grief following the death of their teenage son. To learn more about them and their events/how to get involved, check out their website here.

Belleair Community Foundation

Our final group to come to WestCMR was the Belleair Community Foundation (BCF) as WestCMR does a lot for its community. Since 2013, BCF has contributed over $1 million specifically to their community, by financing 43 improvement projects that have enhanced the lives of the town’s residents. They are dedicated to community safety while hosting fun events like car shows, dog and donuts, slips and slides, and more! There are sponsorship and membership levels that help you get involved with making a lasting difference in your community! To learn more, check out their website here.

It was an honor having these nonprofits above visit WestCMR and discuss their purpose with our team. It’s one thing to write a check and another to truly care and get involved with making a change. WestCMR challenges you to stand up and support what means the most to you! You might feel like one person, but one person can make all the difference.