SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The holiday season is here, which means many people will be gathering together at family members' homes. For some people facing homelessness in the Spokane area, celebrating Christmas at home can now be more than a dream.
This season, the Numerica Credit Union will help more than 20 families facing homelessness transition out of shelters into permanent and stable homes. The organization partnered with eight regional nonprofits to donate $125,000 through Numerica’s Home for the Holidays campaign.
“Giving families a key to their new home is one way Numerica is carrying out our mission of enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams and building communities,” Carla Cicero, president and CEO of Numerica, said. “We know there’s no place like home for the holidays. Together with our nonprofit partners we are truly changing lives.”
Other organizations where Numerica is also allocating these services include Volunteers of America and Family Promise in Spokane, St. Vincent de Paul and Safe Passage in North Idaho, SAGE and Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee, and Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee in Tri-Cities.
Numerica is committed to giving back 5% of its earnings to the community each year. This year, it is also partnered with other non-profit organizations to keep vulnerable families from becoming homeless.
“During my 10 years with Numerica, I have been blown away by the generosity of our members giving back to communities in need,” Cicero said. “I get to see firsthand the impact Numerica’s year-end giving makes when families walk into their new homes.”