FirstTrust Home Loans, Inc. has been a source of community support from the very beginning of their journey in 2003. From little league baseball sponsors to local school sponsorships and everything in between, FirstTrust makes it a priority to give back to the communities we serve in any way we can. Founders Glenn and Lee Ann Strong always wanted to formalize that priority and create a space for FirstTrust to give back, while also providing an opportunity for employees to participate in giving back. From that vision, FirstTrust for Kids was born. We consider ourselves lucky and blessed to be able to contribute to enriching children’s lives through FirstTrust for Kids.
The goal of FirstTrust for Kids is to give back to national charities that support children all over the United States, specifically, children in the communities we serve. Each quarter a charity is chosen to be the recipient of our FirstTrust for Kids donation. In our second quarter, we supported “Our Military Kids”. "Donations to “Our Military Kids” provide military children (ages 3 - 12th grade) funding for sports, arts, and other enrichment activities, while their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserve. They also provide funding if the parent is recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence during an otherwise difficult time in their lives.” - Our Military Kids (https://www.ourmilitarykids.org/mission/) The FirstTrust for Kids second quarter donation to “Our Military Kids” has been sent, and we can’t wait to see the impact it makes on these children’s’ lives.
Our third quarter recipient is The Special Olympics. The Special Olympics have a chapter in every state we serve. “Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.” - About (specialolympics.org) This quarter will be even better than the first, as many of our employees have pledged to give personally alongside the FirstTrust donation. For every dollar donated from an employee, FirstTrust will match that donation on top of giving an additional company donation.
FirstTrust looks forward to researching and partnering with different charitable organizations throughout the year to receive FirstTrust for Kids donations. We are proud of the support our employees have shown FirstTrust for Kids, and we look forward to sharing our commitment and each charity’s story with our family, friends, and borrowers.
by Camden Howard