Giving to the community quite literally gives back.
Every year, B.C. credit unions contribute 25 cents per member to the Success By 6 initiative, a partnership between United Ways of B.C., Credit Unions of B.C. and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
“This early childhood initiative is dedicated to providing all children in B.C. with a good start in life,” states a release.
In our region, Interior Savings Credit Union has contributed $17,962 Prospera Credit Union has contributed $14,171 and Vantage One has contributed $3,058 to date to the Success By 6 initiative.
In the North Okanagan United Way region, there has been more than $30,000 contributed by credit unions.
Provincially the credit unions of B.C. have contributed $457,307.
Valley First Credit Union in Vernon is a division of First West Credit Union, which has raised $40,630.75 provincially.
To thank and recognize credit unions for their support, a video has been created. It can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikoWfPg5J50&feature=youtu.be.
The video provides an overview of the Success By 6 provincial partnership in B.C., highlights the co-operative work being accomplished in communities across the province, and recognizes credit unions and their members for their continued support of the initiative over the past 12 years.
Success By 6 supports families and young children by:
n Providing support and resources
n Strengthening the connection between children and their caregivers
n Building supportive communities
n Emphasizing the importance of individual culture and heritage in a child’s life
Each year, Success By 6 funds over 350 programs and services impacting close to 30,000 children across B.C.
Every year B.C. credit unions contribute 25 cents per member, totaling $450,000 annually (which combines with funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and from local United Ways across the province).
“Credit unions across B.C. are happy to support this important initiative every year as one of the many ways they help their communities become strong and healthy,” said Kam Raman, vice-president of member relations and trade services with Central 1 Credit Union.