Westfield Annapolis (a.k.a. Annapolis Mall) has launched WestfieldCares in Anne Arundel County to highlight organizations and the charitable work they are doing to confront the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on vulnerable populations in the community.

The program, part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis along with monetary and in-kind donations, is intended to help drive awareness and additional donations for non-profits that serve groups such as those experiencing homelessness, economically disadvantaged families, seniors and children.

Locally, Westfield initiatives include support of the following organizations.

Lighthouse Shelter. Provided a monetary donation as well as food and necessities to support the homeless population;

SPCA of Anne Arundel. Donated supplies and food for the animals impacted by shelter closure and adoption holds;

Anne Arundel Medical Center. Partnered with Stoney River Legendary Steaks, Nando’s Peri-Peri and The Cheesecake Factory to provide meals to doctors, nurses and staff who are working around the clock for our community;

Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Donated school supplies and meals for local students to successfully complete the school year remotely at home;

Anne Arundel County Police & West Annapolis Fire Department. Provided Anne Arundel County Police Department lunch from California Pizza Kitchen to feed four shifts: all 100-150 officers and detectives; in addition, provided West Annapolis Fire Department lunch from Chipotle.