Western Title Donates $25,000 to Support Local Nevada Charities and Families in Need

Jan 9, 2017

Western Title, a title and escrow company of northeast Nevada, has raised more than $25,000 for local charities during 2016. A total of 27 charities received donations from Western Title’s charity drives and employee donations.

“Giving back to the community we love is an integral part of our business,” said Sylvia Smith, president of Western Title Company. “Our staff this year has been overly gracious and has embodied the Western Title spirit of giving to those in need.”

One of the main sources of Western Title’s donations originates from a program called Casual Day Friday. Every employee in Western Title’s six offices, including Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Winnemucca, and Fernley, participates. With this program, each employee donates a dollar to dress casually on Fridays and the last day of the month. These monthly donations range from $3 to $6 from each employee, resulting in more than $3,300 during 2016, and more than $78,000 in donations since the campaign’s inception during August of 1993.

At the end of each month, the donations to dress casually are given to a local charity. In 2016, more than 25 charities received donations, ranging from $300 to $500. Western Title has been happy to support:

  1. Alyce McCracken Scholarship Fund
  2. BAC
  3. Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada
  4. Boys and Girls Club of Winnemucca
  5. Children’s Advocacy Center
  6. Douglas County Community Senior Center
  7. Douglas County Search and Rescue
  8. Evelyn Mount
  9. First Tee
  10. Frontier Community Coalition
  11. Give Hope
  12. Go Red for Women
  13. Hopesfest Carson Tahoe Cancer Foundation
  14. Moms on the Run
  15. Nevada Humane Society
  16. Nevada Military Support Alliance
  17. Nevada Youth Empowerment Project
  18. NYEP
  19. Relay for Life
  20. Reno Wind Symphony
  21. Renown Children’s Hospital
  22. Rotary Club of Winnemucca
  23. Roy Gomm Elementary School
  24. Solace Tree
  25. Suits and Sneakers
  26. Susan G. Komen
  27. The Eddy House
  28. Washoe County Child Advocacy Center
  29. Winnemucca School District

In addition to the Casual Day Friday donation program, Western Title employees are also dedicated to charity drives. Throughout the year, Western Title has hosted charity drives, including canned goods for the Food Bank; clothes and necessities for The Eddy House, Washoe County Child Advocacy Center, and Nevada Youth Empowerment Project; and Christmas gifts for Adopt-A-Family.

Looking forward to 2017, Western Title aims to increase their giving and donations. For more information about Western Title and their charitable giving, please contact the Reno office at 775-332-7100.


Photo: Western Title employees present Shanlee Waters (far right), family navigator for the Give Hope Foundation and volunteer for Adopt-A-Family, with more than $1,000 worth of gifts and necessities for a family in need. Adopt-A-Family is one of thirty Northern Nevada charities that Western Title aids with donations of money, clothes, food, and more.