Whether it’s lunch, a sweet treat or a daily Americano, Wesley’s bistros are popular among employees and residents. Nobody knows that better than Jorge Britez, “barista extraordinário,” who has worked at Wesley for 13 years and considers residents to be his family. “I love to help people,” he says. “It makes me happy.”
Originally from Argentina, Jorge studied cooking in France. He has travelled the world and is proud to have become a citizen of the United States of America. Of the residents he serves daily, he says, “I try to do my best for residents. I love to work with them.” Jorge also loves how Wesley people help others.
Each year, Wesley Community Foundation asks people to give to the Tree of Lights. As an Annual Giving event, this serves as the kick-off celebration to year-end holidays and giving. It allows supporters to participate in a long-standing tradition of honoring those they love with a special ornament hung on a campus Christmas tree at Des Moines, Lea Hill, Bradley Park or Tehaleh. Donations may be designated to any of the Foundation funds.
Not only does each campus have a Circle of Concern benevolence fund to help qualifying residents who outlive their financial resources, but each also has a Greatest Need fund for their most pressing priorities.
Whether it’s Wesley’s Capital Campaigns, Hospice or Employee Assistance funds, you choose which program you wish to support.
In a few short weeks, we will start a new year. May you discover the joy of bringing hope and help to others by making your Tree of Lights donation now.