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.
Six area teachers benefit from big school supply drive
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 recepients 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
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.
Credit union members donate to Muscular Dystrophy Association
Thanks to the members of White Sands Federal Credit Union who purchased a ticket to the credit union’s annual meeting on April 12, a donation of $1,000 was made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Director Steven Lazarin accepted the donation at the credit unions 65th annual meeting of the membership. He told the annual meeting attendees that the donation will help them make sure that children in the El Paso and Las Cruces area can go to summer camp. MDA Summer Camp gives children living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases a chance to discover new interests while gaining self-confidence, making lifelong friendships and experiencing the independence of being away from home.
In this photo, Nohemi Moran and Stephanie Martinez present Steven Lazarin of the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a $1,000 donation from the credit union members.
The Club Teen Center receives donation
The Club Teen Center in Truth or Consequences was the recipient of a Do A Good Deed donation in April. White Sands FCU representative Heather Castillo presented the teens at the center with a $500 check. They will use the funds to support their after-school activities.
The Club is a non-profit organization opened in 2008, serving about 250 community youth in 6th through 12th grade. The Club offers tutoring and homework help, academic enrichment, the arts, music, computer technology, as well as character development and leadership programs, college and career readiness, and recreational activities for young community members. Youth not in school and adult learners can access the computer lab and tutoring room during non-club hours. Service learning, on-the-job training, and internships are available.
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.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
Twenty employees of White Sands FCU spent their Saturday on March 24, giving back to the community. They sorted food and filled food boxes for the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank. The food bank’s mission is to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners … because no one should go hungry.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is the distribution center for over 120 partner pantries across the borderland region and a collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. They currently serve 90,000 food insecure people with 65,000 of those households, including children.committee selects the recipients.
Providence Children’s Hospital receives donation
Providence Children’s Hospital was the recipient of a Do A Good Deed donation on February 27. White Sands FCU representative Rosa Silva (far left) presents Director of Therapy Services Eduardo Cardenas (far right) and staff with a $1000 worth of equipment for their sensory room. Providence Children's Hospital was founded in 1996, and was the first of its kind in El Paso, focused on providing specialized care for children.
The employee run Do A Good Deed program gives credit union staff a chance to make a difference in their communities. Employees make donations to the Do a Good Deed program through payroll deduction, and an employee committee selects the recipients.
White Sands FCU employees donate $1000 to Animal Rescue League of El Paso
White Sands FCU staff donated $1000 to the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. Animal Rescue League of El Paso, Inc. is a volunteer based, No Kill shelter. Founded in 1995, they serve El Paso County and Southern New Mexico. ARL focuses on rescuing homeless dogs/cats in our community who either find themselves on death row at Animal Control or on the streets as strays. ARL rescues, rehabilitates and places approximately 1200-1400 dogs/cats into loving homes a year. 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.
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