This quarter FirstTrust Home Loans, through their FirstTrust for Kids campaign, has partnered with Autism Speaks. “Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.” Our Mission | Autism Speaks
At FirstTrust Home Loans we want to do more than just raise funds to help support this amazing organization, and due to the cancellation of their annual walk, we will be participating beginning this week in a 14-day Kindness Campaign through Autism Speaks. Through the “Kindness Campaign” our employees will receive information pertaining to Autism awareness, encouragement to reach out and be kind to a co-worker they appreciate, and words of encouragement from corporate. Corporate has made our initial donation to Autism Speaks to get our campaign rolling and over the next fourteen days leading up the April 2nd and “Light it up Blue” we will be accumulating donations from our employees and will share the donation link on posts like this to get the community involved as well.
As someone who loves someone very much with Autism, it is very important to me, and I know many employees here at FirstTrust to be able to offer understanding and support to those families which could include their own. Autism Speaks provides that support and resources to these families everyday and FTHL is very proud to support this organization this quarter.