At Pacific Service Credit Union, we have great affinity for the communities we serve. As a good corporate citizen, we believe it is our responsibility to give back. When we heard from the charities we support that demand for assistance had increased by as much as 50% this holiday season, we decided to put our full effort into our partnerships with local charities.
This year, donations include meals, groceries, blankets and toys. We are proud that our monetary and food donations will provide 130,000 holiday meals.
These are the 10 local, non-profit organizations receiving support this holiday season:
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Salvation Army in Contra Costa and Fresno Counties
Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond
Huckleberry Youth Program in San Francisco and Marin Counties
Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County
Friends of Oakley in Oakley
Bay Area Crisis Nursery in Walnut Creek
Open Heart Kitchen in Livermore
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Pittsburg
Poverello House in Fresno
Employees Pitch In
In addition to corporate donations, employees stepped up individual donations.
Credit union employees donated more than $16 each to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the Buy-A-Bag donation program and a Friday “Jeans for Beans” casual dress program, as well as providing more than 600 pounds of non-perishable food. Additionally, employees collected over 50 bags of clothes, diapers and toys donated to the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond.
The credit union matches employee donations and we are on track to hit a corporate match of $3,000 by the end of the year. That will translate into an additional 23,000 meals.
Our employees, management and Board of Directors continue to lead the way in supporting organizations that provide food and basic necessities for those in need. We are proud of our efforts this year and will continue our community involvement in 2012.
If you are involved in a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that you feel fits our mission, we would be happy to consider them for a charitable contribution. Simply email me and include your organization’s name, email address and phone number so we can contact them directly.