Westlake’s Equity Trust Employees Spread Cheer with Food & Toy Drives

Westlake based Equity Trust made it a great holiday for kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County with a gift party the afternoon of Dec. 14.

The party, complete with pizza and visits with Santa, continues the Clemens Road company’s longstanding tradition of giving back to the community.

This holiday season alone, Equity Trust has donated more than 27,000 food and personal care items to deserving community causes.

Equity Trust employees have partnered with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County on various occasions over the past several years. Yesterday’s Toy Drive party was emblematic of that commitment to youth.

“The support that our children have received from Equity Trust is not anything that we have ever seen before,” said Mike Conibear, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County.

“The way Equity has embraced our children is very much appreciated. Equity Trust has fed over 100 families in the South Lorain Community, given Christmas gifts to hundreds of children at the holidays and has volunteered tons of hours. Their support is truly unmatched and we are extremely grateful.”

Charitable activities are overseen by the employee-led Giving Individuals that Volunteer for Equity (GIVE) group. Other GIVE-organized activities in 2017 included donation drives benefiting hurricane victims, local animal shelters and employees volunteering at various organizations throughout the region.

“When our associates are tasked with giving back to the community, they produce amazing results,” said Equity Trust CEO Matt Wilson.

Equity Trust Company’s tradition of giving back to the community continues this holiday season with several activities including a food drive, turkey bake and a toy drive.

Before Thanksgiving, employees collected more than 27,000 food and personal items to donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County and the Westlake Senior Center and Food Pantry. More than $1,400 was also donated, which the company matched.

A contest was held to see which floor could collectively donate the most items.

“Our company goal for the food drive this year was 7,000 items. We’re proud to say our generous employees far surpassed that amount, collecting five times what was donated last year,” said Equity Trust CEO Matt Wilson.

Employees also donated their time to collectively bake 100 turkeys, provided by the company, which were distributed by Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain on Thanksgiving. This was the tenth year Equity Trust participated in the program.

About Equity Trust

Equity Trust is a financial services company that enables individual investors to diversify investment portfolios through alternative asset classes, including real estate, tax liens, private equity and precious metals. Our tax-advantaged, self-directed investment accounts appeal to entrepreneurial investors who want to take control of their wealth. We offer clients a robust online account management system, online investor community and continued wealth-building education.

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