Community

Community Involvement

White Sands believes in community involvement.  Thank you for your interest in White Sands Federal Credit Union as a sponsor of your organization or event.

Please review the Sponsorship and Donation Guidelines prior to filling out your application. Allow 14 days for WSFCU to review and process your application. If your request is denied, we will notify you in writing or by email. Please note we will not take into consideration any request that is not accompanied by the White Sands FCU request form.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to guarantee funding for every request. The following guidelines must be followed in order to be considered for a donation. Please click here to read the guidelines.

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Child Crisis Center

The Child Crisis Center in El Paso was the beneficiary of 10 bags of clothing and 55 new toys. Credit union employees held a clothing drive and donated the cash themselves to purchase the toys. The center provides crisis shelter care to young children, newborn through 13 years, and continues to develop progressive and innovative approaches to working with families and children. Seen at left, credit union staff members Michelle Silva, Juan Martinez and Hilda Mauldin pose with Russell Booth of the Child Crisis Center with some of the toys they purchased.


Action Program for Animals

On November 29 employees from White Sands FCU presented a check for $1,000 to Action Program for Animals. APA is a progressive animal welfare organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Doña Ana County, and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter. Since May 2012, they have rescued more than 2400 animals, the majority being dogs and cats/kittens pulled from the municipal shelter.

The money was raised through the Do A good Deed Fund, an employee run community donation program. At left, White Sands FCU employees Toni Kinstle and Phillip Fifield deliver the donation to APA volunteer Nora Insurriaga, and Lexi the Dog.


Thanksgiving Food Collections

All departments and branches in the credit union participated in food drives and collections to benefit the needy in our communities. The marketing, administrative and accounting departments held a food collection and donated non-perishable food to Casa de Peregrinos, La Casa and El Caldito Soup Kitchen. The collections, mortgage and human resources departments, as well as the N. Main, Lohman, WSMR and Truth or Consequences branches collected and donated the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner to five families. The El Paso facilities also had a food drive and collected two shopping carts of food and three turkeys for the Open Gate Church Food Closet.


Special Olympics

White Sands FCU was a $1,000 game sponsor at the 2016 Special Olympics Holiday Classic Games in Las Cruces.  The event was held at NMSU and Ten Pin Alley.  Sixteen credit union employees from all departments volunteered at the event on October 29, lending a hand with everything from serving lunch to keeping score at the games.  The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. At right, White Sands FCU employees (in grey shirts) Melanie Larson, James Weddington and Brandon Bornfield help Olympians register.


Coats for Kids

On October 20, a donation of $1,000 from the Do a Good Deed fund was made to Coats for Kids.  The check was delivered to KC Counts, a disc jockey with 101 Gold, as they were raising funds for Coats for Kids from the Box that Rocks as it was parked on North Main near Blakes Lot-A-Burger.   Over 38,000 coats have been given to needy children in Dona Ana County, since the program began in 1995. The donation will be used to purchase coats to supplement the used ones that are donated. At left, Sharon Sumner and Jose Rosales present KC Counts of 101 Gold radio with the check for Coats For Kids.

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 quarterly recipients.

 


Child Crisis Center of El Paso

From the Do A good Deed fund, on October 25 employees from White Sands FCU presented a check to the board of directors of the Child Crisis Center of El Paso for $1,000. The Child Crisis Center of El Paso protects children from abuse and neglect by providing shelter, advocacy, and family support services. The donated funds will be used to offset expenses, as it costs $166 a day per child to provide shelter and services. Employees Andrew McLane, Juan Martinez, Phillip Fifield and Stephanie Martinez, along with members of the Crisis Center board. At fight are employees Andrew McLane, Juan Martinez, Phillip Fifield and Stephanie Martinez, along with members of the Crisis Center board.

 

 


La Casa Inc.

White Sands FCU employees Nohemi Moran, Stephanie Martinez and Ashley Moziejko present Maria Lopez and Selena Bernal of La Casa with the donation.

Another donation from the Do a Good Deed fund allowed White Sands FCU staff to donate $1,000 to La Casa Inc. La Casa, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) specializing in domestic violence emergency shelter relief and comprehensive services to help families living with violence.  shown at left, White Sands FCU employees Nohemi Moran, Stephanie Martinez and Ashley Moziejko present Maria Lopez and Selena Bernal of La Casa with the donation.

 

 

 


El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank

Food Bank 1   Food Bank 2On Saturday, September 17th, employees from White Sands Federal Credit Union lent a helping hand at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, located in El Paso, TX. Our employees volunteered for over two hours, packaging and sorting food for local families.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as a clearinghouse to solicit, inspect, repack and distribute surplus and donated food to a network of agency partners to address the high rates of hunger, poor nutrition, and related health problems of children and adults in El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties.


 

Ronald McDonald House of El Paso.

Ronald McDonald houseA donation from the Do A Good Deed fund was presented to the Ronald McDonald House of El Paso.  The Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away-from-home” for families who have children receiving treatment at local hospitals. Ronald McDonalds provides shelter and food for little to no cost whatsoever to the families.


Truth or Consequences Volunteer Fire Department.

Shown below, White Sands FCU employees Robert Aragon, Carmen Howell and Lindsey Laborin present Fire Chief Paul Tooley and crew with the donation.

White Sands Federal Credit Union employees have selected the T or C Volunteer Fire Department as the recipient of a $1,000 Do a Good Deed fund donation. The donation will be used to help offset daily expenses.  Shown at right, White Sands FCU employees Robert Aragon, Carmen Howell and Lindsey Laborin present Fire Chief Paul Tooley and crew with the donation.


 

Underprivileged students in Las Cruces.

White Sands FCU employees Roxy Guillen and Nohemi Moran with LCPS Coordinator of Community Outreach Brigitte Zigelhofer.

During the Lohman Branch's annual Back to School Supply Drive, members and employees donated hundreds of school supplies and money for Las Cruces students in need. Members and employees donated pens, pencils, binders, calculators, rulers, backpacks and many other items during the summer. Proceeds from the school supply drive were donated to Las Cruces Public School to distribute as needed.  White Sands FCU employees Roxy Guillen and Nohemi Moran with LCPS Coordinator of Community Outreach Brigitte Zigelhofer.

 

 


National Night Out at Todd Ware Park in El Paso

The credit union joined other Castner Heights Neighborhood residents at Todd Ware Park in El Paso  to honor law enforcement agencies, meet their neighbors and generally have fun on the evening of August 2nd.    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  Below at left, young residents of Castner Heights neighborhood pick out prizes after playing Bean Bag Tic-Tac-Toe, and at right, credit union employees wait to greet their neighbors.

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