Enderby Financial backs charities

Simple Generosity is a 12-month program that applauds community volunteerism and supports local charities and non-profits.

Enderby and District Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with Simple Generosity, a 12-month program that applauds community volunteerism and supports local charities and non-profits.

Every week throughout 2017, an individual or team who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to community through their volunteer efforts will be selected from the regions in which First West operates. Those selected can then donate $1,500, courtesy of First West, to the charity or non-profit organization of their choosing.

“At Enderby &District Financial we believe that volunteer engagement is crucial to building resilient communities,” said Susan Ewanick, Enderby and District Financial president.

“We’re proud to launch Simple Generosity, which will recognize British Columbians for their positive contributions during this landmark year in Canada. Seven individuals from our communities in the North Okanagan will be chosen throughout 2017, which represents $10,500 that we’ll be donating to organizations that directly impact our residents and our neighbourhoods.”

Enderby and District Financial has selected the first volunteer, Lorraine Powell, who is donating the $1,500 award from First West to the MacKenzie Camp Society.

A favourite among children ages seven to 16, MacKenzie Camp is about discovering new activities, making new friends and having fun outdoors.

Powell’s been a volunteer for the past 34 years, during which she’s touched the lives of thousands of youth. S

he’s held every position on the board of directors (some more than once) and has also volunteered as a cook, medic, chaplain, and den mother, all the while showing constant support to MacKenzie Camp participants.

Nominations for Simple Generosity are open to all B.C. residents, and can be submitted online at enderbyfinancial.com/simplegenerosity/. Individuals will be chosen based on the impact of their contributions to local communities. Select volunteers will be profiled on Enderby and District Financial’s social media channels.