Numerica Earns Awards for Community Service Support in Spokane and Beyond
Credit union partners with community organizations to fight homelessness and promote local programs.
Numerica Credit Union believes in the power of community. Recently, the credit union was presented with the Mission in Action Award by the Spokane Action Neighborhood Partners (SNAP) for its support of the group’s Young Adult Housing Program (YAHP).
Last year, Numerica committed to SNAP’s housing program with a $30,000 donation over a three-year period. The program works to help provide adults, ages 18to 24, who are transitioning out of foster care, as well as other situations, with housing needs. Secure housing serves as a foundation for a better future, allowing those to pursue educational and job opportunities. In addition to its financial support, Numerica provided financial education classes that focused on topics ranging from budget and fraud to investing and obtaining credit.
The nomination, submitted by Shawna Sampson, Homeless Services Operations Coordinator for SNAP, read, “Numerica’s support of our YAHP program has been vital to our ability to successfully serve and end the homelessness of young adults in our community. Investing in our youth and young people builds community, increases its human potential, and shows they [Numerica] truly are neighbors by our side.”
Sampson noted that Numerica’s support impacted the lives of more than 200 young adults.
In addition, Numerica Credit Union’s marketing department earned an award for a project that focused on promoting area businesses. The Marketing and Communications Department won a Spark Excellence Award from the Spokane Regional MarCom Association during its annual ceremony this past April.
The award recognizes a partnership Numerica created with local influencer and blogger, Chandler Baird of Spokane Eats, on a project that offered credit union members and the community a fun opportunity to explore Spokane and North Idaho. A scavenger hunt hosted by Baird and the Numerica social media team encouraged community members to guess and visit specific locations as they traveled around the Inland Northwest. Numerica posted clues and photos on Instagram and Facebook for the project. Once at the destination, participants received prize giveaways, including restaurant gift cards, cooking classes, spa treatments, and paddleboard rentals.
The project engaged more than 20,000 community members, encouraging them to get out and enjoy all the area has to offer.
The Spark Awards celebrate the creative efforts of marketing and communications professionals in the Inland Northwest in the categories of media, internal, external and crisis communications, and community/government relations.