We are all about giving back here at Waterstone Mortgage, so allowing employees to decide which organizations to support each year seemed like a great way to do it. Employees can submit a request for a donation from Waterstone to their favorite charity or an organization that is near and dear to their hearts.
In the past, we’ve donated to organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Resource Counsel, North Suburban Special Olympics Agency, and several others based on employee recommendation. We love giving back, and it’s especially meaningful when we can contribute to a cause that is important to our employees.
Randy Miller, an underwriter at our corporate office, recently submitted a request for a donation to the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County. Of course, we were immediately sold, as many of our employees are animal lovers. What made the decision even easier, though, was Randy’s passion for HAWS. He is an avid supporter of their cause; his pet pig, Howie, is even on the cover of their holiday fundraising calendar (for the second year in a row, might we add)!
“Howie being on the cover is more like icing on the cake – helping animals in need is the real goal,” he said.
And Randy isn’t alone here – his entire family loves animals. His daughter is already a semi-pro horseback rider at the age of 13, and she has also recently gained interest in raising and caring for farm animals.
All that being said, the decision to support HAWS was a no-brainer. We have had a long-standing partnership with the organization and are excited to continue it this holiday season. Visit their website if you are interested in donating to HAWS.