In 2014 we established the Wedgewood Charitable Fund so that our history of giving would endure in a significant and meaningful way as well as maximize the impact that our companies and employees can make through charitable giving.In addition, the Wedgewood Foundation committee, based entirely of employee representatives from diverse departments across the company, gives Wedgewood employees a voice in making decisions and the responsibility of managing the fund.Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties, the goal of the program is being realized.Wedgewood is proud to work with the NSP to improve the lives and communities in those neighborhoods that need support.Oralia graduated with honors from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May 2015.She is currently a bilingual Case Manager at Life Moves' First Step for Families, a nonprofit that provides support to homeless families.Through these donations, we are helping hundreds of families each year.Congress established the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment.
Wedgewood’s solar system generates approximately 1,023,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year and in one year has the equivalent effect of eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions from 150 cars and the CO2 emissions from 80,000 gallons of gasoline.
At any given time, she works with between 13-18 families, helping them connect to services, assess their housing options, and track their progress during their stay in a temporary shelter.
Her goal is to learn how best to support this population and hopes to start her own nonprofit in Los Angeles in the future.
And from that fateful association, Wedgefest was born.
Since then, Wedgewood employees have come together to participate in Wedgefest projects including the rehabilitation of an elementary school, completing a total home makeover for a deserving community hero, and six community beautification projects. Wedgewood enjoys the quality of life that comes with having our headquarters in one of the most beautiful beach communities in California.
It’s a classic win, win, win.”College is an important next step in the lives of many, but unfortunately there are many deserving students who do not have the financial means to afford college tuition.