At Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC (“CCM”), giving back to the communities where we work and live is a defining part of our company culture. We believe the best way to express our gratitude to our clients, business associates and even our employees, is by supporting local organizations that make this world a better place. That’s why we decided to designate this year as the 2018 Castle & Cooke Mortgage Year of Service.
Every week throughout the year, at least one team from our company plans, performs and reports on a service project in their respective community. With 50 locations spread across the United States, this initiative provides us with the opportunity to extend the reach of our helping hands far and wide. Here’s a quick recap of our first quarter projects.
Weeks 1 & 2 – Our first project for the year was performed by employees located at our Corporate Headquarters in Draper, Utah who decorated boxes for Utah Food Bank, which were then filled with food and distributed to elderly individuals throughout Salt Lake Valley.
Week 3 – During the third week of 2018, our CCM Marketing team put together Valentine goody bags and delivered them to the residents of Stonehenge assisted living facilities in Springville and American Fork, Utah, which specialize in post-hospitalization care and rehabilitation.
Week 4 – For our fourth week, the CCM IT department pulled out all the stops with an incredible project benefitting the children being helped by Utah Foster Care. After hearing the incredible history of one of our own employees who grew up in the foster care system, corporate employees rallied together to raise funds and assemble 169 large hygiene kits, tailored to gender and age.
Week 5 – We had two incredible teams take on projects for the final week in January – Quality Control and our Rio Rancho Branch in New Mexico. Quality Control chose a project supporting our Veterans by gathering and providing supplies and letters for residents of the Salt Lake City Fisher House, which provides a home away from home for families of Veterans that are receiving medical treatment. In Rio Rancho, our team of one gathered several of her professional colleagues in the community and volunteered in the warehouse of the Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, NM.
Week 6 – CCM’s Albuquerque Branch kicked off the first week in February by showing their support for the St. Martin’s Hope Works Day Shelter, where they served breakfast to those in need.
Week 7 – For week seven of Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s Year of Service, the team from Columbia, CT assembled their friends and family to donate, decorate and fill duffel bags, or “Sweet Cases”, for the children being helped by Together We Rise and the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families.
Week 8 – For CCM’s Austin Branch, choosing one charity to serve wasn’t enough, so they selected two organizations to support – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas and Salvation Army Austin. Between preparing and serving breakfast to the residents at RMHC and organizing a charity drive benefitting the Salvation Army, the team from Austin truly showed their love for their community.
Week 9 – Week nine saw our branch members in Hendersonville, TN supporting the Sumner County Food Bank by collecting and donating canned food items to the organization, which provides meals for 1,200 – 1,400 families every month. Additionally, Hendersonville’s Branch manager also volunteered his time helping with preparations for Patriot Fest, an upcoming music festival in Nashville dedicated to raising money for Veterans and First Responders.
Week 10 – For the first week in March, CCM’s branch located in Henderson, NV came together to spend the day volunteering at the Hearts Alive Animal Rescue in Las Vegas, where they organized, cleaned and helped take care of the pets awaiting adoption.
Week 11 – During week 11, our team from the Salt Lake Union Park Branch had the opportunity to prepare and serve lunch to the residents of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Intermountain Area in Salt Lake City, UT, an organization that recently helped one of their own employees get through a particularly challenging time of family illness.
Week 12 – With Easter just around the corner, the team from CCM in Bakersfield, CA decided to assemble treat-filled Easter baskets for the children being helped by The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, which serves men, women, teens and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
Week 13 – In the final week of March, employees from CCM’s Nashville Branch volunteered their time working in the warehouse of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which works together with individuals, non-profits and corporate partners to fight hunger.
By the end of the year’s first quarter, Castle & Cooke Mortgage employees had completed 15 service projects performed by 180 volunteers over a span of 308 hours! Throughout every week of service, there has been one recurring theme amongst our employees – they all want to give back more.
Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251) is a leading independent mortgage lender headquartered in Draper, Utah, with locations across the United States.
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