To ignite a movement of togetherness within the local communities we serve, Westfield team members across the country launched in Spring 2020 our #WestfieldCares initiative—a program dedicated to reaching out and giving back to those most vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—as well as encouraging others to do the same.
As part of this effort, we have been supporting and working alongside more than 100 NGOs, nonprofits, and community organizations nationwide to help drive awareness and marshal resources for those experiencing homelessness, economically disadvantaged families, seniors, and children. Our team has been making monetary donations, helping deliver food and other daily necessities, as well as providing educational supplies to children unable to attend school or access online learning tools. We have also been leveraging our shopping centers to support response efforts, including hosting COVID-19 testing sites and blood drives.
At the same time, our employees have volunteered more than 1,000 hours this year with local nonprofits to give back to those most in need of support.
To get involved, please share your own “connected moments” with family, friends, pets, and communities to your social channels using #WestfieldCares. By fostering a sense of purpose, we can all come together to create positive change during the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Click below for inspiration.
To read more about our global response to the crisis, including additional information on #WestfieldCares in the U.S., please visit https://www.urw.com/COVID19. For charitable organizations interested in partnering on #WestfieldCares, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org#WestfieldCares in the news ABC 7 New York: "Coronavirus News: Island Harvest Food Bank feeding thousands of LI families friday"
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