Financial Assistance in Times of Hardship: Standing up for our Staff When it Matters Most


Thanks to the generosity of our residents and donors, the Capitol Lakes Foundation is able to fully fund the Financial Assistance in Times of Hardship (FAITH) program which provides our staff with a safety net when they are faced with a financial crisis outside of their control.


Because of you, we are able to give our staff the support they need to prevent a small shortfall from becoming a full blown financial crisis.


Just this last year, one of our employees had a fire in their apartment. Certainly, this incident was unexpected and outside of their control. Thanks to you, we were able to provide this staff member with the deposit and rent they required so that their family was able to find a new place to live.


This fiscal year alone we fulfilled 12 similar emergency requests totaling nearly $9,000. Your support makes a huge difference in the lives of our staff when it matters most.


Here are just some of the notes we’ve gotten from staff who have received help from this program:


“….thanks to the foundation for this wonderful program.  Sometimes bad things happen to good people.  I’d like to think of myself as a good person who works at an even better company.  The generosity given to me and my family will not be forgotten.”


“Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate you guys helping me during this tough time and I will always be grateful.”


Thank you so much the gift of money for the utilities. It really has helped my family. Capitol Lakes has been supportive and I’m so thankful. I’ve never worked at a place so kind and supportive. I’m truly blessed.”


“Thank you for all that you do for me. There are not enough words that can express just how much I appreciated your kindness and generosity to me and my family. I couldn’t have made it through such hard times if it wasn’t for the kindness that was bestowed upon me from this company. I will forever be grateful.”


“I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. It has brought my children and me one step closer to living the American dream. I am extremely grateful to be employed at such an amazing organization like Capitol Lakes. Thanks for giving me hope even when I didn’t feel like I had any left.”

Capitol Lakes Foundation

333 W Main St

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 283-2013

lkruse@retirement.org

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