At the Chavez Center we have a very diverse group of people and requests that come to our doors. There are the usual requests for jobs, public restrooms or food. Then there are the more rare needs for a notary or a translation. Some come in asking for help with a court summons. Sometimes people need help typing and sending an e-mail. Others need health care, housing, legal, or language help. The list goes on and on. But one thing is for sure: it’s not every day that a giant check comes walking through the door.
On August 16, that’s exactly what happened at the Chavez Center. Representatives from Wells Fargo met with staff and students to present a mammoth-sized check for $15,000. Community Development Officer, Agnes Briones Ubalde expressed her gratitude to the Chavez Center in saying, “I have a privilege of securing money to make sure that the Chavez Center continues working in the community.” We are also thankful for the ongoing support from Wells Fargo. Not only does the bank support us financially, but they also have a representative on our Board of Directors and have come out to teach financial literacy to our members. There is hope that we can further integrate financial literacy into our classes and “further build a strong relationship with Wells Fargo,” commented Executive Directore Mike Van Hofwegen. Wells Fargo is an organization that is truly giving back to the community.
A huge thank you to Wells Fargo for their support. You’ll be happy to know that just two days later, we had an amazing success story of someone finding a full-time job!