The Well Resource Center and Food Bank of Iowa Receive Grants from Pella Rolscreen Foundation
The philanthropic arm of Pella Corporation gifts $165,000 total as part of ongoing commitment to serving and supporting local communities
Today, Pella Corporation’s Rolscreen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company, announced grants for two nonprofit organizations, The Well Resource Center and The Food Bank of Iowa. These gifts of $165,000 in total support the Corporation’s ongoing spirit of charitable giving and volunteerism.
The Well Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that provides help and hope for people in Marion County, Iowa facing difficult circumstances – financial, employment, transportation, housing, friends and more. The Center works to address needs that exist in the community while connecting people to necessary resources – all under one roof.
The Rolscreen Foundation’s $150,000 grant, over two years, has enabled The Well Resource Center to open a second location in Knoxville, Iowa. The new location, formerly the Event Center Auction building, has been completely renovated and will officially celebrate its grand opening in October. In addition to the $150,000 from this grant, Pella awarded The Well $5,000 in grants from the Joan Kuyper Farver Spirit Awards in April 2019.
The Rolscreen Foundation also gifted $15,000 to Food Bank of Iowa to support Childhood Hunger Programs. The grant will help the organization purchase a box truck for food delivery to communities in need, including Carroll, Marion and Freemont counties – all counties with a Pella Corporation facility.
“The Well Resource Center, Food Bank of Iowa and Pella Rolscreen Foundation share a deep commitment to the well-being of people in our communities,” said Michele Waber, Communications Manager, Pella Corporation and Pella Rolscreen Foundation. She added, “Serving and helping those who need a hand aligns with the culture our company. We’re passionate about not only the work we do, but the way we treat each other and how we serve our communities.”
Through the Rolscreen Foundation’s grant program, the company has donated more than $225,000 so far this year to projects ranging from community betterment work like library and community park improvements to mentoring programs, leadership development, and more across the U.S.
Last year, team members volunteered more than 10,000 hours, with Pella funding over $90,000 in volunteerism grants. Additionally, team members donated over $425,000 to causes that are important to them, and Pella matched those funds.
“We care deeply about our team members and the communities in which we all live and work. Investing in the younger generation, rewarding volunteerism and serving and supporting the community are weaved into the fabric of our company,” said Waber. “It’s central to who we are and what we stand for.”
Pella Corporation doesn’t just create windows and doors, we innovate with purpose, design with passion, build with integrity, and deliver with pride. From testing beyond industry requirements to continuous innovation, Pella goes beyond what meets the eye. Pella’s goal is to perfect every detail and make beautifully designed windows and doors. The company is headquartered in Pella, Iowa and employs more than 7,000 people with 15 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country.