Cedar Financial `Collects’ Wishes for Kids in Need


California-based company helps with gifts for local families and participates in year-round charity events.

1/23/2020 9:00

For the last three years, employees at ACA International member company Cedar Financial’s offices in Calabasas, California, have ended the year by giving back to the local community, helping children and families in need through a nonprofit organization, Casa Pacifica.

Cedar sponsored a family of five in 2018, providing them with needed items such as clothes and toiletries. In 2019, the agency elected to fulfill individual kids’ wishes, donating a total of 65 gifts for boys and girls, ages 8-18.

“This cause is dear to my heart. Every community needs a safe and prosperous home to protect children from neglect and abuse and provide them a transition place to a brighter future,” said Cedar Financial CEO Amir Erez. “Casa Pacifica has been committed to that cause and is local to our community. We are happy to help.”

An Agency on a Mission

In line with its mission to build open, honest and positive relationships, Cedar Financial regularly participates in company-led community charity events.

Earlier in April 2019, the Cedar raised money for Strength United in the LA Big 5K Marathon.

Employees also pooled their resources to donate clothes and other needed items in November 2019, when the family of an employee’s friend lost their home and all their possessions in the Simi Valley Easy Fire.

“It’s great to have a work family that cares,” said Kaitlin Lindros, who works in public relations at Cedar Financial. “I know that if something happened to me, my coworkers would be there to help until I got back on my feet. And that means a lot.”

Read more about Cedar Financial’s charitable efforts in the community here.

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