While the COVID pandemic, has removed many of the in-person volunteer opportunities in 2020, we wanted to retain our long-standing holiday tradition at Jaburg Wilk of adopting seniors. For the past decade, Jaburg Wilk employees have adopted senior citizens for the holidays and purchased them holiday gifts. This annual giving event remains one of the most popular community service projects at our firm.
This year was different and included remote shopping and shipping. Our in-office essential workers helped wrap and bag the purchased gifts. We adopted 25 seniors through the “Santa for a Senior” program. Most of the gift recipients may not receive a holiday gift other than our gift. Many Jaburg Wilk employees purchase their gift in memory of a deceased loved one. Sponsor of the program, Home Instead Senior Care, collects hundreds of gifts that are then distributed to each adopted senior in the greater Phoenix area.
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.