Westfield also offers an employee gift matching gift program to match charitable donations made by employees to registered nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Westfield donates used office equipment and computer equipment to charitable organizations and inner city schools in the Greater Boston area.
While Westfield understands the need to support qualified organizations financially, we also recognize the importance of taking a hands-on approach to make a difference. Our employees’ personal involvement exemplifies our commitment to community service. Westfield and its employees are proud to support and actively participate in the following charities:
Boston Partners in Education – Power Lunch and Big Cheese Readers
City Year – Team Sponsorship and participation in City Year Serv-a-thon
Teach for America – Sponsorship
Organizations that we have partnered with through significant contributions and volunteer work:
- African Leadership Foundation – The Foundation supports transformative change in Africa by developing and connecting the continent's next generation of leaders. In partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a secondary boarding school based in South Africa, they gather the most outstanding 15-19 year old students from all 54 African nations for study through the rigorous Cambridge University curriculum and an innovative program focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and African studies.
- The Arc of Massachusetts – The mission of The Arc is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
- Big Sister Association – Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women.
- Boston Partners in Education – Founded in 1966, Boston Partners in Education enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston's public school students by providing them with focused, individualized in-school volunteer support.
- Boys & Girls Club of Boston – Their mission is to help young people, especially those who need them most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
- City Year – City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.
- LIFT Boston - LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. LIFT works to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty.
- Mother Caroline Academy – Located in Dorchester, the Academy is a private learning environment for low-income middle school girls in grades 4-8 and their families.
- Rosie's Place – Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love.
- Stepping Stone Foundation – Founded in 1990, The Steppingstone Foundation develops and implements programs that prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.
- Teach For America – Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.
- Tenacity – A year round youth development organization that offers free tennis instruction and academic enrichment to over 3,000 Boston youths.
- Trinity Boston Foundation – The Foundation's mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. The Foundation works to increase rates of high school graduation, college matriculation and completion, and to strengthen families and improve community health and safety.