The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without Fullerton Beck giving back to those in need. With many people and organizations struggling this year, the firm identified two – Feeding Westchester and My Sister’s Place – that help individuals experiencing overwhelming challenges made worse by the pandemic, food insecurity and domestic violence.
Feeding Westchester has been dedicated to helping people in need throughout Westchester County before and during the pandemic and is thrilled to report that it has secured and distributed 17 million meals so far this year. Fullerton Beck is proud to support Feeding Westchester and is appreciative that Bank of America has matched its donation.
In addition to a growing food insecurity due to job loss and illness, COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in domestic violence due to lockdowns and curfews. Restrictions on movement have it is more difficult for people to escape their abusers and for loved ones to detect the signs abuse. As such, My Sister’s Place made an appeal to the community to help keep its programs and shelters up and running safely during a time when the need is great, and donations are waning. With an average of one in every three women being a victim of abuse by an intimate partner, Fullerton Beck, a women-owned business, felt compelled to answer the call for support.
While Fullerton Beck recently made these donations, the firm doesn’t wait until the holidays to contribute to the community. Other beneficiaries of firm support in 2020 include Equal Justice Initiative, a donation made in memory of George Floyd, City Harvest, and Girls Inc. of Westchester, among others.