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Westlake’s PALS Helps 31 Families this Holiday Season


(January 31, 2017) Los Angeles, CA – Westlake’s PALS (People Affecting Lives through Service) group consists of community-minded employees who volunteer their time and energy to a variety of events and nonprofits in the greater Los Angeles area throughout the year.

Each December, Westlake PALS launches the Adopt-A-Family Program and pairs employees with local families in need. “For the 2016 holidays, Westlake PALS proudly supported 31 families through our outreach program,” stated Ian Anderson, Group President of Westlake Financial. Meals, gifts, time and monetary donations were provided to the adopted families to make their holidays brighter.

The Adopt-A-Family Program uses a team concept to accomplish its mission. Team leads are assigned to families selected for the program and create a unique experience based on the individual’s creativity and the needs or limitations of the family. Teams hold company-wide events to help raise additional funds for the families. In 2016, candy-grams and ornament-grams were purchased and delivered to employees throughout the company, and a 50/50 raffle (the winning employee generously donated the winning amount to the family) were held to increase the contribution. “Many employees of all Westlake companies joined our 2016 outreach program,” commented Pat Amato, AVP – Westlake Flooring. “The reminder that Westlake gives back to the community comes at a great time of the year and reinforces how fortunate we are to work for a company that promotes this type of giving.”

About Westlake Financial Services: Westlake is an internet based, privately held finance company that specializes in the acquisition and servicing of prime to sub-prime automotive retail installment contracts. Headquartered in Southern California, Westlake originates indirect retail installment contracts through a network of over 25,000 new and used car dealers throughout the United States. Flooring lines of credit are offered through Westlake Flooring Services: www.WestlakeFlooringServices.com.