Culture of Caring
Each summer, Wholesale Banking summer interns from across the country come together for a week of training, networking and activities. A key activity during the week is a day of volunteering. This year, the group of nearly 200 interns got a better understanding of Wells Fargo's Culture of Caring by volunteering with three Charlotte, NC area nonprofits.
At the Second Harvest event‡, the interns prepared food items for the organization's regional food distribution system. With help from volunteers, like the Wells Fargo team, Second Harvest is able to distribute much-needed food to over 650 agencies — like soup kitchens, emergency pantries and shelters and more — in a 19-county area.
Another group of Wells Fargo interns spent time at the Crisis Assistance Ministry‡, sorting goods to provide people in financial crisis with essentials to rebuild. The organization provides items like clothing, bedding, household goods, school uniforms and more to those in need, and also offers services to access community resources to help overcome financial hardship.
The third group volunteered their time at Promising Pages‡. This organization addresses the lack of access to age-appropriate reading material among young children. The student volunteers were surprised to learn that some children enter kindergarten without ever having touched a book before. By sorting, cleaning, and wrapping books, the team was able to help bring a priceless gift to those in need.
Yi Zhang, Financial Analyst Program Regional Program Manager, shares the impact the activities had on the students: "It was fun to see them go through this together. The causes that we came together to support reflect very serious issues within our community, and the team's ability to make a big impact in a short amount of time was a great introduction to the value that Wells Fargo places on community involvement. I think they also had a bit of fun!"