You can see some of our recent community involvement in this YouTube video.
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White Sands believes in community involvement. Below are some of our most recent community involvement projects.
Bean-bag toss at Tombaugh Elementary!
White Sands FCU staff were pleased to participate in the Taumbaugh Elementary School Fall Festival on Friday, October 12 in Las Cruces. The staff set up a bean-bag toss game for the children attending the festival, and all participants received a bag of Halloween candy and toys.
Credit union employees give back!
On September 11, White Sands Federal Credit Union presented Desert Haven Animal Refuge President Eliana Aubin with a $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.
Desert Haven Animal Refuge is operated by The Sierra County Humane Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the welfare of animals and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Desert Haven Animal Refuge opened its doors in December 2001 to homeless, neglected, handicapped and unwanted domestic animals of Sierra County, New Mexico.
Ronald McDonald House Charities receive donation and dinner
A Do A Good Deed donation was made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in El Paso on September 27. In addition to a donation of $500, credit union staff prepared a spaghetti dinner for the people staying at the Ronald McDonald House the evening of September 27.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso has provided thousands of families for over 32 years with temporary lodging and support services while their seriously ill children received medical attention in El Paso. The majority of families they serve come from the surrounding areas including West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico.
The Do a Good Deed program is 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 recipients throughout the year.
White Sands FCU participates in Elephant Days Parade
White Sands FCU participated in the Elephant Days Parade on Saturday, September 8 at Elephant Butte Lake. The parade was part of a larger celebration that includes music, vendors and food, a beer garden, and a kiddie adventure park.
In this photo are Stephanie Martinez, Rosanna Gamboa. Breanna Padilla and Danielle Salokangas
Credit union employees donate to Aggie Cupboard food pantry
On August 22, White Sands Federal Credit Union presented the Aggie Cupboard on the New Mexico State University campus with a donation of $1,000. 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. The Aggie Cupboard is a food pantry that distributes non-perishable food for free to New Mexico State University and Dona Ana Community Colleg students, staff and faculty that are experiencing any sort of food insecurity. It is located at 906 Gregg St on the NMSU campus.
Program specialist Meg Long explained that students, faculty and staff only need to show their NMSU identification to receive a bag of food as often as once a week. The food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1:30 pm and on Thursdays from 3 pm to 6pm. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11 am and on Thursdays from 1 – 3 pm.
More information about the Aggie Cupboard can be found at aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu or by calling 575-646-7636.
Six area teachers benefit from big school supply drive
August 2018 - The Las Cruces branches held a school supply drive over the past few weeks, with the idea of donating the supplies to an area teacher. Members and employees were able to nominate their favorite teacher to be the recipient of the supplies. The drive was so successful that enough supplies were donated to supply six teachers. Also collected was over $600 in monetary donations, which was used to buy even more supplies. The following teachers were recipients of the supplies:
Ms. Robey from Columbia Elementary
- Mrs. Cooke from Tombaugh Elementary
- Mr.Arzaplao from Central Elementary
- Mr. Vickrey from Fairacres Elementary
- Ms. Chavarria from Cesar Chavez Elementary
- Mrs. Amaro from Highland Elementary
White Sands FCU sponsors Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
White Sands FCU was one of the sponsors of the 38th Annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta on August 25 & 26. The event took place on Lions Beach at Elephant Butte lake, and brings an influx of tourists from all over the surrounding area.
CEO William Jacobs visits Mesilla Park Elementary School
On July 16, CEO William Jacobs visited Mesilla Park Elementary School and spoke to kindergarten through third-grade children attending a summer program. He explained the basics of money, and gave a history and the meaning of every symbol on the $1 bill. Each child in turn, received a $1 bill to keep as a souvenir.
Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home 16th Annual Walk/Run for Families in Crisis
On June 2, White Sands FCU employees from administration, the call center, the El Paso branch, the N. Main branch, the accounting department, and the indirect department participated in the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home 16th Annual Walk/Run for Families in Crisis. 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.
White Sands FCU celebrates in Truth or Consequences at Fiesta
White Sands FCU participated in the Truth or Consequences Fiesta Parade on Saturday, May 5. The City of Truth or Consequences has held the annual fiesta for 68 years. It started when a popular 1940s radio game show called Truth or Consequences announced they would air their 10th anniversary episode from the first town that changed its name to that of the show. Hot Springs, New Mexico won that honor and show host Ralph Edwards made good on his promise. Every year sense then, the City of Truth or Consequences celebrates its rechristening with a fiesta, which includes a parade, rodeo, dance, barbeque, tournaments, games and contests. The theme of this year's fiesta is "Wild, Wild West."
In this photo are Brieann Ellis, Ann Pendergrass, Heather Castillo, Robert Aragon, Stephanie Martinez and Rosanna Gamboa.
Employees participate in Autism Society of El Paso annual walk for awareness
Fifteen employees represented the credit union in the 10th Annual Run/Walk for Autism Awareness in El Paso on Saturday, April 28. 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 affected individuals and their families. You can find out more about the Autism Society of El Paso here.
Michelle Baraza, Monique Batres, Valerie Marin, and JD Espinoza represent White Sands FCU at the walk.
Thirty participate in March of Dimes March for Babies walk
Thirty employees participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies on Saturday, April 28. The credit union had a check-point tent, at which employees distributed refreshments to walkers. Employees also raised $2,016 over two months by selling paper shoes to members in the branches.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. You can get more information at marchofdimes.org or MOD wikipedia page.
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