Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Prospera staff generate over $100K for United Way in 2014
Released Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union/Facebook photo
t doesn’t take a lot to positively impact the life of another person. Sometimes it’s as simple as offering a smile or a few words of encouragement. It could also be a few dollars a week donated towards a worthy cause; that’s the philosophy behind the success of Prospera Credit Union’s annual United Way Campaign.
During the 2014 campaign, $104,500 was raised by the credit union and its 430 employees who live and work in communities from the Okanagan to Vancouver.
In addition to Prospera’s fundraising success, for the fifth year in a row the credit union had the opportunity to sponsor a community representative to assist United Way in their campaign efforts. Throughout the fall, Prospera’s sponsored rep Donna Vogel visited organizations of all sizes to share information about the many vital programs and services that are supported by United Way funding.
“United Way’s unique ability to work across complex issues with dozens of community partners is unmatched,” says Prospera’s President and CEO, Bruce Howell. “They initiate conversations with people who live in the community as well as municipal governments and community organizations to determine local priorities such as the need for affordable housing, early childhood education or tackling homelessness. Once identified, they bring people together to work on those priorities by partnering with local grassroots organizations—the kind that are at the heart of every one of our communities—and supporting them in responding to the specific needs of people in their area.”
As a local credit union, Prospera is dedicated to supporting organizations that make life better for everyone. Prospera employees have been coordinating United Way workplace campaigns for more than nine years now and raised well over $600,000 in that time. Knowing they are making a meaningful difference for others, they are committed to continue assisting those in need and building stronger communities throughout the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan.
About Prospera Credit Union
Building on more than 65years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative enterprise serving our communities 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 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.
With an extensive community investment program devoted to recognizing 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.
For all the latest news from Prospera Credit Union, visit our newsroom online at prospera.ca.
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