At Pacific Service Credit Union, we believe our community involvement program is a vital part of being in the communities we serve. Here’s more about our giving program in the second half of 2012.
The Salvation Army, Alameda and San Francisco Counties
Funds provided to the Salvation Army will be used to provide 16,800 meals through the Holiday Food Baskets program and toys for needy families during the holiday season. Food baskets provide a family of four with enough food for one week. Toys are included with each food basket, and in many cases these toys will be the only holiday gifts received by the children in that family.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Our donation will provide groceries for 12,000 meals during the holiday season.
Bay Area Rescue Mission, Contra Costa County
Need at the Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) has provided food and shelter for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area. The continued impact of the economic crisis has increased the number of individuals in need of support from BARM. Funding will provide 9,700 meals during the holiday season.
Loaves and Fishes, Contra Costa County
L&F has served the hungry of Contra Costa County operates five dining rooms providing hot meals on weekdays. Dining rooms are in at-risk neighborhoods and meals help to fill the need for food during the 9 to 12 months it takes for individuals and families to qualify for Federal/State assistance programs. Our funding will provide 6,600 hot meals during the holiday season.
The Poverello House, Fresno County
Poverello House is a private, non-profit, non-denominational organization serving the hungry and homeless of Fresno. Funding will provide groceries to prepare 3,000 meals during the holiday season.
Open Heart Kitchen, Alameda County
Open Heart Kitchen provides daily meals to feed low-income families, children, individuals and senior citizens in the Tri-Valley area (Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton) free of charge. Funding will provide 3,000 meals.
Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Bay Area Crisis Nursery (BACN) was founded 30 years ago and has a mission to prevent abuse and neglect of children by providing support to families who are in crisis. Funding will be used to purchase Christmas Wish List items for children in the care of BACN – including games, dolls, books, DVDs, craft kits, sports equipment, clothing and food.
Huckleberry Youth Program, Marin and San Francisco Counties
The Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) serves at-risk, runaway and homeless youth in the Bay Area. Funding will provide 430 meals and snacks.
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Marin and San Francisco Counties
The Huckleberry Youth Program (HYP) established the Huckleberry Wellness, a four-year after school program including training in health education, exposure to health professions, job-readiness training, work experience in health care settings, academic support and tutoring, peer group support, case management and assistance with college applications. Funding will be used to provide stipend awards to participants who complete the Wellness Academy and their internships.
George Mark Children’s House, Alameda County
George Mark Children’s House (GMCH) serves children with terminal illnesses, provides transitional end of life care and short-term residential respite care, regardless of a families’ ability to pay. Our donation purchased vinyl bed rail cushions, four radio big flyer tricycles and a wireless public address system.
Fresno Police Activities League (PAL) programs, Fresno County
The Fresno PAL program supports low-income, at-risk members of the community. PSCU has supported various PAL programs since 2003. This sponsorship provided bicycles for low-income, at-risk children, a mentoring pen pal program for third grade students and movie night for low-income senior citizens.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties – Holiday Food Drive sponsorship, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties
Pacific Service CU has supported the holiday food drive since 2004 to provide food and assistance to needy families and individuals during the holiday season.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties, Contra Costa and Solano counties
Due to the high number of individuals and families seeking assistance coupled with lower donations, The Food Bank’s capacity to provide food is exceeded by the need for assistance. PSCUs donation will afford The Food Bank to purchase additional food for distribution during the summer months. PSCU has supported The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano since 2004.
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 2013.