Westlake Financial Improves Individuals’ Quality of Life Through Charitable Deeds
Los Angeles, CA. January 20, 2015 – Westlake Financial Services, a full spectrum auto finance company, provided a helping hand to improve the quality of life for people in need in recent months, contributing nearly $20,000 in donations and basic necessities to organizations and families. Westlake PALS (People Affecting Lives through Service) consists of a group of community minded employees that volunteer their time and energy to a variety of events and nonprofits in the greater Los Angeles area.
“Westlake continues to grow and expand rapidly, and part of our success is driven by Westlake’s passion for helping others,” stated Ian Anderson, Group President of Westlake Financial Holdings. “Further, Westlake prioritizes sharing our success by giving back to the communities we serve. Westlake is proud to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of others.”
One of the organizations that benefited from Westlake’s charitable donations was K2 Adventures Foundation, which positively impacts the lives of people with disabilities around the world by merging philanthropy and memorable travel experiences.
“K2 Adventures is a nonprofit organization that is dear to my heart,” states Kyle Maynard, a K2 Adventures Foundation board member. “I am proud to be a board member of an organization that gives those with disabilities the opportunity to conquer obstacles that others previously told them they could not overcome. Instead, K2’s philosophy is a can-do mentality and helps individuals achieve great things. I would like to thank Westlake Financial for their generous donation.”
Kyle Maynard, born with a congenital amputation, recently shared his inspiring stories with Westlake Financial Services employees at their Annual Sales Conference at the MGM in Las Vegas. He is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete.
In order to give the families that were assisted the best holidays possible, Westlake employees held company wide fundraisers such as the Santa Photo Booth and Holiday-Grams to raise money. Donations for basic needs and toys were also collected to help out with other organization’s holiday charity drives. In addition to the K2 Adventures Foundation donation, Westlake’s contributions benefited these charitable organizations as well:
- Toys for Tots, led by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less fortunate children to provide them a message of hope during the holidays.
- Fred Jordan Mission works on the streets of inner city Los Angeles and throughout the world to provide nourishing food, warm clothing, blankets and other vital services for those in need.
- Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) strives to establish a safer environment for abused children so they embrace the world they live in rather than fear it.
- Transition in Process (TIP) helps returning veterans and families get back on their feet.
Every year, Westlake PALS puts together the Adopt-A-Family program and pairs employees up with local people in need. In December, Westlake Financial Services employees came together to assist 36 families during the holidays through their sixth annual Adopt-A-Family program.
“Westlake has been creating a culture focused on its people, so carrying this over into the community was a seamless transition,” stated Patrick Amato, VP of Flooring at Westlake Financial Services. “Anytime you are volunteering, you want to include people who are energetic, and that’s a great example of what Westlake PALS represents. Getting the opportunity to volunteer with great people and to assist those who are truly in need never feels like work because of all the fun we have. People continue to help out and recruit fellow employees since everything we do is fun and focused on helping others that can use support.”