Over 300 Westerra Credit Union Employees Participate in National Volunteer Week
Over300 Westerra Credit Union Employees Participate in National Volunteer WeekA company-wide day of service on April 18thsupported Mile High United Way
DENVER, CO — April 19, 2023 - Westerra Credit Union partnered with Mile High United Way for a special company-wide volunteer event where employees assembled over 550 kits benefiting United for Schools’ students and teachers, Women United Village and Project Angel Heart. The event took place on April 18 to coincide with National Volunteer Week, which activates, engages and celebrates volunteers and recognizes their impact across our community.This company-wide event is a continuation of the credit union’s “Westerra Cares” program. Launched last year, thiscombined corporate giving and employee volunteerism program focuses on three impact areas: education; financial literacy and community basics (identified asfood, clothing, shelter and mental health). In 2022, approximately 200 unique Westerra staff members participated in this program, volunteering a total of 1,232 hours across the Denver metro area. “While Westerra has contributed to the community through sponsorships, donations, grants and volunteer opportunities for decades, this past year the Westerra Cares program really increased our level of impact,” said Sarah Stowe, Vice-President of Employee Experience at Westerra Credit Union. “Because of the success of Westerra Cares, it was a logical next step for Westerra to organize an afternoon of service that all employees could participate in.” Mile High United Way stepped in as the perfect partner for this endeavor, providing the supplies, organization and structure of creating these much-needed kits. Additionally, since the kits benefit local schools and teachers, it was a natural selection for Westerra, which was founded by public school teachers almost 90 years ago, and continues to keep education as a critical component of their giving back to the communities they serve.
“Mile High United Way is proud to partner with Westerra Credit Union and the many volunteers who make National Volunteer Week special,” said Christine Benero, Mile High United Way president and CEO. “We can only accomplish all we do for the Metro Denver community with the help of the thousands of volunteers who partner with us each year. Thanks to Westerra Credit Union, hundreds of young people will receive the resources they need, and teachers will be recognized for all they do for students every day.”
For more information on all the ways Westerra Credit Union contributes to the community, please visit www.westerracu.com/about/community or follow us on social media (Facebook (facebook.com/WesterraCU; Instagram @westerracreditunion; and Linked-In: www.linkedin.com/company/westerra-credit-union). About Westerra Credit Union Denver-based Westerra Credit Union holds approximately $2 billion in assets and serves 123,000 members throughout the Denver metro area. Founded in Denver 1934 by eight schoolteachers, Westerra’s Purpose is to “teach one another to prosper.” Member-owned and committed to the communities we serve, today we carry that purpose forward to help individuals, families, and businesses. In the past decade, Westerra has donated more than $500,000 annually to the community through sponsorships, donations and grants. For more information, visit www.westerracu.com.
About Mile High United Way
Working side by side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint, including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for all children, families and individuals in our community, so that all have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more at unitedwaydenver.org and follow us on social media @UnitedWayDenver.