OnPoint Community Credit Union announced on Tuesday, December 7, a donation of more than $ 71,000 to four United Way organizations serving communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington, including United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, United Way of Central Oregon, United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties, and United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. This donation marks the 15th year of the OnPoint employee fundraising campaign, which benefits United Way in the communities the credit union also serves. The contribution came as OnPoint reports a record $ 2.2 million in donations to nonprofits in the region in 2021.
“Too many children and families in our region lack access to the basic resources that support their health, education and financial well-being,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO of OnPoint. “I am inspired by our employees’ continued commitment to help our friends and neighbors who need it most, and I am grateful to United Way for its partnership as we work together to meet the most critical needs of our communities. “
Each year, OnPoint’s United Way campaign invites its more than 1,000 employees to make voluntary individual contributions to the United Way through fundraisers such as virtual bingo, candy grams and a Ducks vs. Beavers contest. In addition to the $ 61,141 in employee donations, an additional corporate contribution of $ 10,000 was made, bringing the total to $ 71,141. OnPoint’s donation will help fund United Way’s education, health and financial stability programs that provide children and families with the building blocks for a good quality of life. They include:
• The Early Learning Multnomah (ELM) and Early Learning Washington County (ELWC) initiatives of United Way of Columbia-Willamette’s Early Learning Multnomah (ELWC), which ensure that children 0-6 receive the support they need to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.
• Thinker Tinker Trailer from United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties, which improves students’ skills in digital literacy, interpersonal skills and business acumen, providing mobile and hands-on learning for young people from families or neighborhoods who do not have the resources to provide such opportunities.
• United Way of Central Oregon’s KIDS Center, which offers free assessments, family support and therapy for victims of child abuse.
• Safe Sleep United from United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, a women’s overnight shelter that provides a safe, warm and secure place for women to sleep, eat and have access to enveloping support that increases their chances of rebuilding their lives. .
“Our ability to have a lasting impact depends on the generosity of our donors,” said Cindy Adams, President and CEO of United Way Columbia-Willamette. “We greatly appreciate the continued support of OnPoint employees who provide essential funding for results-based programs and collaborative projects that create lasting change in our community. “
In addition to the donation of $ 71,141 to the four United Ways, OnPoint announced in November 2021 donations of more than $ 2.2 million to more than 277 nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington. , with more than $ 500,000 pledged to organizations focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.