The $138.7 million, Pioneer West Virginia Federal Credit Union of Charleston, W.V. placed a special emphasis on giving back to its community in 2011.
Thanks to donations from members, employees and local residents, the credit union gave more than $1,500 worth of goods, including toys, crafts and games, to the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia just in time for Christmas, the CU announced.
The donated items went directly to the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia’s Davis House, an emergency shelter for kids between the ages of 12 and 18 who have been removed from their homes.
“We were happy to be able to do something for a non-profit organization with such a worthy cause,” said Shannon Bradley, vice president of Member Services for Pioneer West Virginia FCU. “I was fortunate enough to get to go in person and deliver the items myself along with other staff members. The Davis House is a truly wonderful place that benefits our community and our children, and it’s important to remember them all year long and not just during the holidays.”
Aside from making donations to the Davis House, the credit union presented hundreds of dollars worth of canned foods to its local Union Mission and held events such as coat drives and charity walks throughout the year, the CU said.
“We know it’s the people of this community that keeps our credit union healthy and successful and we never lose sight of that,” Bradley said. “As a non-profit organization, we always strive to help out in any way we can and the philosophy of ‘people helping people’ runs deep in the walls of our credit union.”