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Friends of Elephant Butte check presentation

Carla Johnson of the Friends of Elephant Butte receives a check form Danielle Salokangas and Joan Hughes of White Sands FCU.

Friends of Elephant Butte

White Sands FCU employees donated $500 to the Friends of Elephant Butte.  This organization is a group of people who care about Elephant Butte Lake and meet monthly to discuss local events and activities around the park. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the park.  The donation will be used to purchase fireworks for their Independence Day show at the lake.

Donations such as this are made possible by the Do a Good Deed program, an employee-run community support group. Employees make donations to the Do a Good Deed program through payroll deduction, and an employee committee selects the quarterly recipients.

Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home

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White Sands FCU staff at the Lee & Beulah Moor walk.

On June 1, over 20 employees participated in the 17th Annual Lee & Beulah Moor Walk to benefit the children's home. The Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home supports El Paso children and families who are experiencing difficulty in their lives—for whatever reason—by providing a nurturing, positive environment and teaching self-respect, respect for others, and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions.

Children's Miracle Network fundraising


UNM Childrens Hospital logoWhite Sands FCU is committed to raising $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network in 2019. The funds raised by this credit union, and other credit unions throughout New Mexico, will directly benefit Connected Academy, a school with in UNM Children's Hospital. Connected Academy, once it is up and running, will provide educational continuity for children enduring long stays at the hospital. Through April, the credit union raised over $6,988 selling stuffed animals, basketball cut-outs and chocolate bars, in addition to bake sales.  Check back later to see what else we've done to help keep sick New Mexico children educated.

March of Dimes Walk for Babies

WSFCU table at March of Dimes Walk for Babies

Tashina Wilcox hands out cold water to participants of the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.

Twenty-eight employees participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies on Saturday, April 27. Twenty-one were walkers and seven manned the credit union’s checkpoint station, distributing refreshments to walkers. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Autism Society of El Paso

WSFCU staff at autism awareness walk

Thirteen employees participated in the Autism Society's 11th Annual Walk for Awareness.

Thirteen employees represented the credit union in the 11th Annual Walk to End Autism 5K in El Paso on Saturday, April 27 The credit union sponsored each walker’s registration fee of $20. The event benefits the Autism Society of El Paso, which raises awareness about the disorder and provides support to affected individuals and their families.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger

employees working food bank

Christina Ryan shows her son Brody how to check for expiration dates on donated canned food. Also shown is Adan Lopez, Karen Garcia, Andy DesArmier, April Cervantes, and Adriana Anderson.

Twenty-one employees and family members volunteered at El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank on Saturday, March 30 to organize food donations. The food bank’s mission is to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners. El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank is the distribution center for over 120 partner pantries across the borderland region, and is a collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. They currently serve 90,000 food insecure people in 65,000 households.

Spring cleanup at Young Park

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Staff gathering to clean up Young Park

Employees from all departments and branches participated in a cleanup project at Young Park in Las Cruces. This March 23rd event culminated in a staff cookout at the “freshly cleaned” park.

March of Dimes receives staff donation

Lindsey Thomen of March of Dimes (2nd from left) accepts a $1,500 donation from White Sands FCU staff Brieann Ellis, Stephanie Martinez, and Kristy Mansor

Lindsey Thomen of March of Dimes (2nd from right) accepts a $1,500 donation from White Sands FCU staff Brieann Ellis, Stephanie Martinez, and Kristy Mansor

On March 12, White Sands Federal Credit Union presented March of Dimes development director Lindsey Thomen with a $1,500 check. The donation was made possible by the credit union’s Do A Good Deed program, in which credit union employees donate money to various community assistance organizations.

March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. They advocate for policies to protect and work to radically improve the healthcare they receive. March of Dimes pioneers research to find solutions and they empower families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, March of Dimes is building a brighter future for us all.

Hatch Public Library receives donation

Hatch library donation

Lisa Neal at the Hatch Library (l) accepts a donation from Rosanna Gamboa of White Sands FCU.

The Hatch Public Library was the recipient of a donation of $500 from the employees of White Sands Federal Credit Union. Librarian Lisa Neal accepted the donation and said the funds would help them bolster their children’s reading program. The Hatch Public Library has been in existence since 1946 and is currently housed in an old railroad depot. It retains the original architecture and fixtures of the depot building, which was built in 1935. It serves the residents of the village of Hatch (pop. 1650) as well as surrounding villages.

Donations such as this are made possible by the Do a Good Deed program, an employee-run community support group. Employees make donations to the Do a Good Deed program through payroll deduction, and an employee committee selects the quarterly recipients.

Donation Requests

Thank you for your interest in White Sands Federal Credit Union as a sponsor of your organization or event. Please use either our electronic or PDF form to submit your request, as we will not take into consideration any request does not submit a White Sands FCU request form.

Please review the Sponsorship and Donation Guidelines prior to filling out your application. Allow 14 days for us to review and process your application. Applications submitted electronically are reviewed and processed faster than PDF submitted forms.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to guarantee funding for every request.

Thank you.

White Sands believes in community involvement.  Check out some of our recent Community involvement projects.


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