Numerica CU Lives up to its Motto: “Community is Our Happy Place”

10/2/18

Numerica Credit Union employees have fun during the Downtown Spokane Summer Workout Series.

Since its beginning in 1937 as the Spokane Railway Credit Union, Numerica Credit Union has held to a guiding principle of supporting its members and their communities. A huge part of the credit union’s success over the past 81 years has been its involvement with local businesses and organizations.

In 2017, Numerica donated $1.3 million to 293 organizations. From helping its communities’ most vulnerable residents to supporting education at the university level, Numerica believes in enhancing lives and building communities.

“Numerica is committed to fostering well-being in the lives of our members,” Numerica Director of Communications, Kelli Hawkins, said. “One of the ways we’re able to do this is by giving back and supporting the communities in which our members live and work. You can see this commitment first-hand throughout the community. Numerica is invested in multiple community efforts and organizations that celebrate community, create leaders, and that lend a helping hand to those in need.”

Here are just a few of the ways Numerica is giving back:

  • Rolling up their sleeves and providing more than 15,600 volunteer hours to charitable activities and donating more than $83,000 in 2017.
  • Numerica’s Financial Education Team has provided more than 400 hours of education to community members so far in 2018, providing workshops at schools and other organizations.
  • Supporting higher education through full-tuition scholarships, as well as being a major sponsor of Eastern Washington University, hosting the Red Zone Tailgate and its Touchdowns for a Cause, which donates $100 for each touchdown to a local charity.
  • Donating 60 iPads to the charter class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, helping Washington state’s next generation of physicians.
  • Sponsoring the Downtown Spokane Summer Workout Series this year, which was free to the public. Credit union employees participated with fun giveaways, such as lavender essential oil on yoga night.
  • Participating in Cruising for a Cause, featuring a cruise on the Columbia River and benefitting My Friend’s Place, a Tri-Cities overnight shelter for teens.
  • Their annual sponsorship of the Tom Turkey Drive, which benefits Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest. Held annually the week before Thanksgiving, Numerica employees volunteer hundreds of hours, collecting and distributing food to ensure that each family in the community can enjoy a holiday meal.
  • Establishing the Numerica Charitable Fund, which helps members through its Skip-a-Pay program. Members can skip a loan payment up to once every six months for a $30 fee that goes directly back to the community. The money stays in the local area and members get a little extra spending money while giving back.

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