One individual at a time. One community at a time.
Timely Help Delivered. Stories Told.
Golden Rule Charity delivers timely help to people in need.
Here are a few stories from grant recipients we have been proud to help.
When disasters of all kinds strike, the hospitality industry shows up in full force to support our communities. However, these champions need our help even more during the COVID-19 crisis. Golden Rule Charity is passionate about delivering resources to help these employees of restaurants, bars, hotels and wineries.
“I have been in hospitality in a variety of concepts/roles, working my way up from barbacking in highschool to GM at the age of 25. My background includes country clubs, nightclubs, lounges and more as I have striven to find the best opportunity to grow and utilize my talents when it comes to the customer experience. Thank you, Golden Rule, for the support during this crisis.”
“Golden Rule helped me pay my utilities when the restaurant and school district I work for were forced to close due to the pandemic. This allowed me to budget for things like food for myself and my pets until my unemployment claim was approved. Thank you Golden Rule for giving my little family some peace of mind during a time of uncertainty.” _ Stephanie Garvin, Louisville, KY
“In a time of uncertainty, Golden Rule has definitely been the help that I needed. Thank you Golden Rule for making a difference!”
“Golden Rule Charity came to the rescue for me in a real moment of financial hardship. The application process was simple and straightforward, and everyone at GRC was helpful in their communications. I cannot thank GRC enough for the work that they do, and for recognizing the value of workers in hospitality. I would recommend GRC to any of my peers in need, and even more so to any donors looking to put themselves behind a worthy cause.” _ JT Friedman, Los Angeles, CA
“Golden Rule Charity was a life saver for me. They were courteous, responsive and above all, generous … helping me to pay my rent and electric bills on time. I encourage those who have enough to make a heart-felt donation so others may find their own relief as I did. Thank you Golden Rule!” _ Anthony Musgrove, Evansville, IN
“I am extremely grateful for the help I received from the Golden Rule Charity. Without their help I would have struggled so much more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to their generosity, I was able to become less stressed over the current events. I couldn’t thank them enough for their help!” _Reece Turley, Kent, OH
“Thank you so much Golden Rule Charity. Your help in my time of need allowed me to get through the month of May. We are a community that looks after each other.”
Kimberly Swald, Yorkville, NY "Thank you Golden Rule Charity for your quick response to my need for assistance during this tough time we are all experiencing. While I have lost a significant amount of income and details of unemployment are still unclear I know that I am not alone. Knowing there are people out there who care ... well it’s nothing short of amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Judy Walker and Golden Rule Charity Grant Recipient, Tessa B | Montecito Wine "So many people were affected by such a terrible event, and the worst part was the unknowing of the future. Thank you Golden Rule Charity this grant allowed me to be able to stay in school and ease a lot of worries."
Philanthropic support is essential to furthering GRC’s mission to provide aid to hospitality employees affected by unanticipated hardship. Your donation has a meaningful impact on the future of our industry and goes toward supporting a workforce we all rely on by keeping productivity up, turnover down and patrons happy.
Our founder, Judy Walker, passed away in January 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Golden Rule Charity is committed to fulfilling her legacy.
“The restaurant industry has been my home for three decades and I am grateful for all the amazing chefs, servers, cooks, vendors and more who have supported me in my charitable passions. Now I want to give back to them … to you.
Our extended restaurant community is truly a family and one that supports causes like no other. Golden Rule Charity was created to recognize that giving spirit and give our community an outlet to give to each other.
At Golden Rule Charity, we have a passion for the hospitality industry and the people behind it. Whether it be a chef, a server or folks behind the scenes, it takes a group of hard working, dedicated individuals to keep restaurants operating at their full capacity.
With your support, Golden Rule Charity will ensure your favorite employee, the server that remembers your anniversary, the chef that creates your birthday cake every year that if fallen on hard times will receive financial support from caring people like you.” _Judy Walker