Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Community News

Banking on Care 

Prospera Credit Union staff log 1500 hours of community service

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford


Prospera staff help out in the kitchen during Abbotsford Community Service's Best for Babies program which offers cooking lessons and nutritional guidance for new parents.


uring National Volunteer Week, April 1-7, Prospera Credit Union employees from the Okanagan to Vancouver contributed 1,544 volunteer hours for United Way agencies in their local communities which is equivalent to 182 days of work.


In total, staff members had 33 volunteer opportunities to choose from, including helping out at a therapeutic horse farm, sorting donations for the food bank, serving a meal or helping with spring cleanup and gardening.


Prospera would like to extend a warm thank you to the following organizations for the vital role they play in strengthening our communities and for giving us the opportunity to support them in making a meaningful difference for others:

• Surrey Food Bank

• Salvation Army Abbotsford

• Pathways Abilities Society in  Kelowna

• Abbotsford Community Services

• Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley

• Mission Community Services (with the Mission Food Bank/Haven in the Hollow)

• Salvation Army - Vancouver

• MSA Society for Community Living

• North Okanagan Child Care Society

• Cheamview Clubhouse Chilliwack

• Agassiz Harrison Community Services

• Boys and Girls Club of Penticton

• Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Surrey

• Arion Farms in Kelowna

• Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (Abbotsford and Chilliwack)

“We all know that volunteering strengthens our communities at a grassroots level and that’s something that means a lot to us as a credit union,” says Prospera’s President & CEO Bruce Howell. “Our purpose as an organization is to meet the needs of people in our communities and by offering an annual Day of Caring, each member of our staff has the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for others.”


Please visit Prospera on Facebook to see more photos of our community activities during National Volunteer Week.


About Prospera Credit Union

Building on more than 65 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative enterprise with operations that extend from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking; and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy fee-free access to more than 2,300 ATMs across Canada.


Making life better for everyone is important to us at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities.


To learn more about our community investment programs, check out our YouTube channel and Facebook page.


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