This Season of Giving, The J.A. Wedum Foundation, on behalf of Esplanade Gardens, provided generous donations to our local Converse community.
The City of Converse Senior Center received funds to put toward an electronic sign in system, exercise equipment, and their 2022 Christmas party. Live music, delicious food, and prizes were enjoyed by all!
Taylor Richard of Esplanade Gardens, pictured with Ronnie Guest, Converse City Manager, at the Converse Senior Center
Converse Police Department received funds toward their Blue Santa program, which purchases gifts each year to assist less fortunate children and their families in the Converse area during the Christmas season. This year, the program was able to assist 14 families and 56 children, bringing all involved a brighter holiday season.
In the spirit of our pet friendly community, a donation to the Converse Animal Shelter, Inc. was made to cover needed supplies, expenses and adoptions. CASI is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that has been in operation since 1982 in Converse.
Earlier this year, a donation was made to the Converse Fire Department to sponsor a ResQCPR device. The department will be equipping their engines with this device to assist in emergency medical responses.
The J.A. Wedum Foundation is a Minnesota 501-(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by the Wedum family of Alexandria, MN. The Foundation’s Mission is to develop and utilize their resources to help individuals, young and old, change and improve their lives. The Foundation supports various organizations in the spirit of stewardship and generosity exemplified by John A. Wedum, the grandfather and carried forward by John A. Wedum, the grandson. In furtherance of its Mission, the J.A. Wedum Foundation provides needed housing for communities, including senior housing, and gives priority to the support of education.
Esplanade Gardens is proud to be affiliated with the J.A. Wedum Foundation.
Converse Animal Shelter, Inc., pictured with adoptable cat, Mars
Converse Police Department accepts their Blue Santa donation at Esplanade Gardens