Western Financial Group Gives back in 2020

As the world was changing due to COVID-19, Western Financial Group could see the needs of their community were rising. At Western Financial Group, giving back to local communities is fundamental to who they are as an organization.

Each year, the Western Team comes together to raise funds through their own foundation, The Western Financial Group Communities Foundation. Due to the challenges everyone faced with the pandemic, they knew they still needed to help in a safe and productive way that would reach as many community members as they could. They decided the best way to help their community was to help as many local organizations as possible to help put the resources in place for those in need.

Throughout 2020, The Western Team worked with many amazing local organizations such as Helping Hands who caters to those needing a hot meal, United Way who took on the job of Christmas Hampers this year, Everyone Eats Brandon who stepped in to serve a free or pay what you can Christmas dinner in light of the annual Christmas dinner being cancelled, Women’s Resource Centre who held an Un-Gala this year to raise funds, and the YWCA’s Keeping Spirits Bright Campaign.

Additionally, the funds raised by employees through the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation National Walk to Support the Cause in October were donated to Westman Dreams for kids. Employees gave both money and safely gave their time to help in various ways like helping with Coats for Kids and Samaritan house – Coldest Night of the Year Event. To end the year, Western’s local hockey team could not hold their annual Teddy Bear Toss in the arena due to COVID-19 but, instead did a parking lot drop-off. A group of Western employees got together and purchased large 40-inch teddy bears that could bring not only a smile to a child’s face but to anyone who saw them.

“Times are challenging but, there is a lot to be thankful for, and at Western Financial Group in Brandon, we are thankful to give back to our community where we can.”

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Helping Hands Centre of Brandon, Soup Kitchen. Shown here how they had to change to takeout only due to Covid.

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Cheque Presentation to Westman Dreams for Kids Given December 2020 (during Covid)

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Cheque presentation to Samaritan House – Coldest Night of the year. During Covid

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Teddy Bears to donate to our local Hockey Team The Brandon Wheat Kings in Brandon for their Teddy Bear Toss which in turn would be donated to the United Way (During Covid)

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