ASKING FOR HELP
Regular employees of WinnCompanies working on a full-time or part-time basis who have completed 90 days of service with WinnCompanies are eligible for grants from the Winn Employee Relief Fund, Inc. Employees on an approved Leave of Absence may also qualify.
The Fund is qualified for exemption from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity. Grant distributions from the Fund are deemed tax-free gifts.
The Fund provides monetary support to eligible employees in urgent need as a result of a qualified disaster or emergency hardships, such as:
Accident or injury
Death of immediate family member
Natural or civil disaster or other catastrophic or emergency event
Unusual medical expenses caused by severe illness or accident that are not covered by insurance
Uninsured losses caused by fire, crime, flood or other disasters
Unusual expenses for the care of a disabled dependent that are not covered by insurance
Other sudden, unexpected, and adverse event that has happened to a team member or their immediate family
All applicants are reviewed by the Winn Employee Hardship Fund Committee (the “Committee") to determine eligibility. Applicants need not be financially destitute to apply but must lack the resources to provide necessities at the time of the grant. Applicants may receive financial assistance of a maximum of $3,500 per household per calendar year.
This February, WinnCompanies Employee Relief Fund was proudly launched to support team members facing unexpected financial hardships. We are now in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus has disrupted our lives and has the potential to cause hardship for many team members. While we would like provide assistance to all, the Fund is still new and does not have sufficient funds to support all who may be impacted by COVID-19. We regret that we will not be able to support relief requests related to the COVID-19 crisis. The Winn Employee Relief Fund will continue to operate and review other requests for support.
If you believe that you qualify, download and complete ALL sections of the application, sign and date the form. Once received, the Committee’s goal is to contact each applicant within four (4) business days.
The form can be mailed to:
Winn Employee Relief Fund
Attention: Hardship Fund Committee
One Washington Mall, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
or the form can be emailed to: