Denver, Colo. – All Denver Community Credit Union staff volunteered across six Volunteers of America Colorado sites on #DenverCommunityGives Day, Monday October 9th. Volunteer projects supported underserved community members including at-risk children, women, seniors, and food insecure and homeless community members across Volunteers of America Colorado locations in Denver. Eighty-six Denver Community employees volunteered a combined 430 hours. Volunteers of America Colorado estimates a cost of $10,380 to pay their staff to do the tasks provided by Denver Community volunteers.
On #DenverCommunityGives Day, credit union staff painted and refurnished emergency shelter rooms for families, wrote letters to veterans and Meals on Wheels recipients, made fleece blankets and hygiene kits, sorted and boxed food donations, played BINGO with seniors, hosted a spa day for women rebuilding their lives to stay out of the cycle of homelessness, read to and made crafts with at-risk children, served meals to food insecure community members, and cleaned affordable housing and preschool facilities. With the financial support of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation, Denver Community Credit Union purchased furnishings for eight Volunteers of America Colorado emergency shelter rooms for families in crisis.
#DenverCommunityGives Day aligns with Denver Community Credit Union’s mission to “Educate. Deliver. Achieve.” and its vision of “Advancing financial opportunity” by making a difference in the lives of our community members. This day of volunteering and the #DenverCommunityGives Program encourage Denver Community staff to remain involved in the communities we serve year-round.
For more information about #DenverCommunityGives Day, visit https://denvercommunity.coop/Gives
About Denver Community CU
Since 1934, Denver Community Credit Union has been advancing financial opportunity for its members and community. Anyone who lives or works in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, or Denver Counties is welcome to become a member. We serve our communities with quality loans with low rates, and savings and checking products that help members effectively manage their money. Our staff provides top level service by focusing on finding solutions that help members reach further to achieve their financial goals. The credit union also positively impacts members and communities with the award-winning Clear Money Program; a financial education program. Learn more at https://www.denvercommunity.coop/
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization established in 1896 dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Serving more than 146,000 Coloradoans each year, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and women and their children escaping domestic violence. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.voacolorado.org.