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STCU delivers Season of Giving cheer

by Press Staff
| December 18, 2020 1:00 AM

In response to unprecedented need, STCU significantly increased its year-end giving, surprising more than 20 community organizations with checks ranging from $10,000 to $32,000 to assist with the work of providing basic needs and helping keep youth connected.

In addition, the Inland Northwest-based credit union is writing checks ranging from $25 to $1,000 to 103 organizations where employees volunteered in 2020.

Season of Giving surprise donations of more than $400,000 are being delivered via Zoom meetings to nonsprofits in eastern Washington, the Tri-Cities and North Idaho. They range from the makerspace Gizmo-CDA to youth centers and organizations helping college students stay in school.

While the Season of Giving is a favorite with credit union staff, STCU contributes to community organizations year-round. Because 2020 has been particularly difficult, the credit union augmented its giving. When events were canceled, STCU asked the organizations to shift its sponsorship money to providing critical needs.