The residents and staff of Juliette Fowler Communities are overjoyed and beyond grateful for the hardworking crew of 144 employees from Deloitte who spent eight hours volunteering for the firm’s 22nd Annual Community Impact Day at Fowler Communities on June 10. Deloitte, a global provider of audit, advisory, tax, and consulting services, not only provided volunteers to work at Juliette Fowler Communities but also donated $9,000 to cover the supplies and expenses necessary to complete the designated projects, culminating with a party complete with a petting zoo and musical entertainment for residents to enjoy. Throughout the day, Deloitte volunteers planted over 1,400 flowers and plants, spread more than 300 bags of mulch, and served 350 residents with more than 50 projects and activities.
In the Dallas area, Deloitte employees volunteered at 18 different nonprofit sites on the firm’s Community Impact Day – a nationwide program. Juliette Fowler Communities, a unique faith-based, intergenerational community of residents at various life-stages, is its largest volunteer site.
“This year we had 144 employees – one of our highest turnouts – for our 22nd year of working at Juliette Fowler Communities,” said Nolen Cornett, senior manager, risk and financial advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Impact Day has been one of my favorite days each year since I started at Deloitte. I am both proud and happy to work for an organization willing to coordinate with nonprofits to take a full day off to volunteer and make an impact at projects across the nation. Juliette Fowler employees and volunteers put forth so much effort to organize this special day. Without question, our outside beautification projects along with our interactions with the wonderful residents make everyone walk away with smiles on their faces. We are looking forward to working together for many years to come.”
Some of the day’s projects including weeding, planting, and mulching over 36 flower beds; removing outdated flower bed edging; re-staining teak wood outdoor furniture throughout campus; cleaning windows and outdoor furniture; constructing newly purchased pool furniture and an outdoor drinks cooler
Resident projects; joining residents for conversation and coffee during breakfast; door-to-door activities for bed-bound patients including bingo, coloring, reading devotionals, puzzles, and singing; conducting senior exercises; helping assisted living residents organize their apartments; providing senior IT sessions to assist with phones, computers, and emails; crafts; Luau-themed bingo; mattress flipping; board games; art projects; baking and nail painting.
“Because Deloitte is still working remotely, Impact Day had the additional benefit of fellowship for our team, some of whom had never met another Deloitte employee!” added Cornett. “It also served as a wonderful recruitment tool as a large group of our summer interns also participated.”
“There are no words to express what this day means to us each year at Juliette Fowler Communities,” said Nicole Gann, president and CEO, Juliette Fowler Communities. “We could not do all of this without them. We are reminded of Deloitte’s amazing employees every day as we walk past the many gardens that they planted for our residents and staff to enjoy. One of our residents commented that Deloitte volunteers were everywhere. She said, “One moment, I looked outside, and volunteers were waving back at me while washing my windows! Glorious!’ Everyone was touched by these spirited and dedicated volunteers.”
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Juliette Fowler Communities is a unique faith-based, intergenerational community of residents at various life-stages. Located on 20 picturesque acres, Juliette Fowler Communities provides independent and assisted living, a Five-Star Quality Rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, memory care and affordable senior housing. As the only certified I’m Still Here® Center for Excellence in Dementia Care in North Texas and one of only two in Texas, Fowler’s program employs evidence-based techniques to adapt experiences to an individual’s cognitive abilities and strengths. It has also been named a Great Place to Work in the Aging Services Industry in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Children, youth, and family services at Fowler include foster and adoption services, a residential program for women ages 18-24 at risk for homelessness due to neglect, abuse, and aging out of the foster care system, and a new Youth Support Center – a one-stop location to help Dallas youth, both boys and girls ages 12-24, escape or avoid human trafficking and exploitation. Visit fowlercommunities.org or call 214.827.0813.