Catholic Charities of Denver recently received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the Employment Resource Center at Samaritan House, which help residents find employment and gain the stable income they need to become self-sufficient. The Center provides assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills, job leads, on-site job fairs and on-site vocational trainings needed for shelter residents.
“We are grateful for the donation from the Walmart Foundation and look forward to continuing to assist area residents in securing a job through our Employment Resource Center,” said Geoff Bennett, vice president of the Samaritan House in Denver. “We were able to place 67 residents with jobs in August and 71 residents with jobs in September. We hope to exceed that number throughout the remainder of this year.”
“At Walmart, helping people live better is something we stand by. Catholic Charities of Denver is helping area residents do that by providing assistance through their Employment Resource Center,” said Robert Trujillo, Walmart Market Manager. “Having a Resource Center that provides assistance with interviewing skills, job leads and much more is critical for residents who may be struggling and need that extra support. Programs like this continue to build stronger communities.”