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KSCU Employees Put Their Money Where Their Heart Is

Technology Solutions Department (Aaron Verdon David Hartman) to Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue (Scott Follis Ross Bates Ray Nicols Brian Martin).

 To celebrate International Credit Union Day last week, Kootenay Savings’ employees donated the proceeds from the credit union’s Care Wear program - $21,206 - to 25 different charities and non-profits. Through the program, employees contribute $1 each week to dress casually on Fridays, which in turn is matched by the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation and donated to organizations chosen by the employees.

Supporting local and giving back to our communities will always be a priority for KSCU,” shares Aron Burke, Community Liaison for Kootenay Savings. “There are a lot of dedicated groups out there devoting a ton of time and energy into building the kind of communities people want to be part of, and we’re thrilled to be able to support them in their work.”

Since starting in 2004, the Care Wear program has contributed over $400,000 to help support a wide range of causes held near and dear to employees. The diverse and very deserving recipients for this year include:

  • Career Development Services - Greater Trail Homeless Support

  • Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank

  • Castlegar & District Community Services - Way Out Shelter

  • Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue

  • Circle of Indigenous Nations Society

  • Columbia Seniors Wellness Society

  • East Kootenay Foundry

  • Fruitvale Firefighter Society

  • Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association Cinderella Fund

  • H.E.A.R.T. Dog Rescue

  • Invermere Family Dynamix Association

  • Kaslo Baseball Association

  • Kids Helping Kids School Meals Program

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation

  • Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association

  • Meant 2 B Loved Pet Rescue Society

  • Nakusp & Area Climbing Society

  • Salmo Community Food Bank

  • Slocan Lake Early Learning Society

  • Slocan Junction Church Food Bank

  • South Columbia Search & Rescue

  • Trail FAIR Society

  • Trail Sanctuary Pre-Teen Centre

  • Trail United Church

  • West Kootenay-Boundary Caregiver Support Program

About Kootenay Savings

With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned credit union with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, over $1.3 billion in assets, 37,000 members and over 220 employees. As well, Kootenay Savings operates a Community Foundation, delivers wealth management strategies through Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks and auto and general insurance through Kootenay Insurance Services.