At Richard, Wayne and Roberts, community service is a fundamental part of our company values.
RWR believes in the importance of building strong ties with our community, by working to create a better neighborhood to aid those in need of a better life, and to be the best person we can be to others.
Among various internal fundraising events, we established a Jeans Day program, which enables our employees to wear jeans every Friday for $5.00, which helps fund all of our charity giving. We support four different organizations, each one receiving the proceeds raised during the quarter, plus a contribution match by RWR Corporate.
In the case of Project Walk, March of Dimes and National Marrow Donor Program, not only do our dollars support the charities, but also the memories of those within the RWR family who had losses of loved ones supported by those organizations.
Boys & Girls Country
Since 1998, RWR has supported Boys and Girls Country of Houston, a non-profit charity whose mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. Boys and Girls Country does not rely on federal or state grants for ongoing support and is not a United Way member agency. Contributions come from private donations only, which fund areas that are most needed, whether it is for A/C units, appliances, furniture, etc. for their 11 cottages where over 80 children are cared for each day.
Karen Kaitkus White House “Award of Courage” is awarded to an RWR employee that has shown utmost courage in a time of adversity. Karen Waitkus was an employee at RWR while fighting the battle of Leukemia. Each time this internal award is given, RWR contributes an amount to the National Marrow Donor Program in memory of Karen Waitkus.
March of Dimes is a United States non-profit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and more. One of our own endured the loss of a pre-mature child. RWR has since partnered with March of Dimes in hopes to fight for the lives of future babies and mothers.
The WorkFaith Connection’s mission is to help people in transition build a new life through work and faith. WorkFaith is a Christ-centered organization that exists to encourage disadvantaged job seekers in their hope for a better future and to equip them with the skills and beliefs to gain employment and lead healthy, productive, and spiritually vibrant lives. RWR works with WorkFaith by preparing members for their job search (resume writing, LinkedIn setup, networking, and mock interviews).
The primary mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. RWR runs a toy drive among our employees during the holiday season each year and donates the collections to a local Toys for Tots center.
Houston Food Bank was founded in 1982 as a solution to both hunger and food waste in Southeast, Texas. RWR holds a year-long food drive in the office to help our neighbors in need by donating food, money, and time.