Endless Pools Celebrates Pride with Donation to Local Nonprofit
During Pride Month 2021, Endless Pools announced a donation of $10,000 to The Elder Initiative at William Way to help the organization execute its mission of helping older LGBTQ+ adults in their community to have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives.
Through Endless Pools’ Endless Access program, the 33-year-old company proudly contributes to programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“Our ethos at Endless Pools embraces diversity and wellness,” says the company’s General Manager, Darren Pearse. “The Elder Initiative at William Way shares our belief that wellness includes physical, mental, and financial dimensions. Their vision, like ours, celebrates and values the full spectrum of our community.
“While Pride Month serves as the impetus for this donation,” Pearse continues, “we’re committed to supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the year. We see this not as a short-term program, but as a foundational business imperative.”
“We are most grateful for Endless Pools’ generous contribution to the Elder Initiative at William Way,” said Chris Bartlett, Executive Director of the William Way LGBT Community Center. “Endless Pools’ investment in our work will translate into better health, resilience, and connectedness for the Delaware Valley’s LGBT seniors.
“At a time when our seniors are emerging from isolation and disconnection associated with the COVID pandemic, Endless Pools’ gift will help provide direct support to these community members who often are in great need.”
The Elder Initiative at William Way was created in 2020 through the merger of the LGBT Elder Initiative and the William Way LGBT Community Center, both Philadelphia-based nonprofit organizations.
The past 15 months have been a time of financial insecurity across the nonprofit sector. The donation to the Elder Initiative helps to maintain their advocacy for services and resources that are competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond.