On October 17, credit union members around the world celebrated International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference.
In this spirit, Aldergrove Financial Group, through its work with the United Way of the Fraser Valley, is partnering with Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services “Beat the Streets Program” and prepared and served a hot meal to approximately 30 youths.
“We are honoured to support an organization that helps youth get a fresh start in our own community,” says Vice President, Human Resources Val Mackey. “I am proud that so many of our staff will be volunteering their time and resources.”
Beat the Streets helps homeless or barriered youth who are in need of a wide range of support. The centre assists with medical and counseling services, laundry and private showering facilities, meals, clothing exchange/repair, computers, and a wide range of youth programming/activities.
The United Way raises funds annually to provide essential social service grants to local agencies, resulting in a strong safety net of services available to individuals in need throughout the community.
Besides fundraising, the United Way is also involved in community development. This brings together like-minded people, groups, agencies, governments, and businesses in creating partnerships to invest in the future of our communities.
Aldergrove Financial Group has a history of supporting our communities, which extends in many ways and touches numerous areas in the communities in which we are located and where our members, staff and their families live. In addition, Aldergrove Financial Group gives back to their members through patronage and dividend rebates.