HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NWFCU Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, celebrated #GivingTuesday with a week of giving back to the community. Volunteers came together to clean up a local community shelter’s storage facility, provide a surprise holiday party for children at an outreach center, and present a budgeting workshop to low-income families.
“The spirit of giving back is at the heart of everything the NWFCU Foundation does,” said Executive Director, Alexzandra Shade. “#GivingTuesday is about giving to charities, and we were honored to use those donations to give back to our community at the same time.”
The week began with the opening of the NWFCU Foundation’s 2018 scholarship program, which has awarded $1.1 million since 2005, and a visit to Inova Cares Clinic for Children.
“We are thankful for the contribution made by Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation to the Inova Cares Clinic for Children,” said Vice President, Inova Community Health, Karen Berube. “These dollars will help us continue our mission to provide high quality medical care, education, and support services to Northern Virginia’s underserved population of women and children at the clinic sites. Our goal is to continuously improve the health and well-being of our patients and families in the community we serve.”
The week’s events also included a $1,000 donation to the mentorship program at Dranesville Elementary School in Herndon, Va. The NWFCU Foundation funded the donation with Northwest Federal’s own #GivingTuesday gift.
"It was wonderful to see our #GivingTuesday donation immediately paid forward to support the NWFCU Foundation mentor program with Dranesville," said Northwest Federal's President and CEO, Jeff Bentley. "This donation was especially meaningful to our employees, many of whom mentor children at the elementary school."
About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
The NWFCU Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of NWFCU Foundation is to empower youth to achieve their goals by helping them learn and celebrate life and supporting their health and well-being. The NWFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit www.nwfcufoundation.org.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal's Why is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 250,000 members and has assets in excess of $3.3 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.