300+ Backpacks Filled and Donated to Foster Care Organizations from Numerica

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA (July 27, 2022) — More than 300 backpacks filled with essential items for foster children were donated to four regional nonprofits by Numerica Credit Union. An organization-wide initiative to support the community encouraged team members to fill backpacks as more than 8,000 children in Washington are impacted by foster care.*

“We wanted to make a tangible impact on children and teens in our community during a time that is particularly challenging in their lives,” Kelley Ferguson, Numerica chief administration officer said. “At Numerica, we strive to partner with organizations who make it a priority to help children feel seen and valued. These nonprofits work incredibly hard to make that difference in their lives every day.”

Embrace Washington, which serves foster care children in Spokane, will receive summer items like towels, sunscreen, and swimsuits for swim safety classes. Numerica team members came together to shop, fill backpacks, and hand deliver them.

“Nearly half of the foster children we serve don’t have basic swimming knowledge to ensure their safety over the summer,” Scott Ferguson, Embrace Washington executive director said. “By Numerica providing these backpacks filled with swim kits, many will be able to learn new skills that will keep them safe.”

The nonprofits who received backpacks include:

  • Embrace Washington, Spokane
  • Children’s Village, Coeur d’Alene
  • Children’s Home Society of Washington, Wenatchee
  • Beautifully Inspired, Tri-Cities

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About Numerica Credit Union

Headquartered in Spokane Valley, Numerica serves the financial needs of more than 170,000 members. It invests earnings toward enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams and building communities in Eastern Washington, Central Washington and North Idaho. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the state of Washington or North Idaho. Federally insured by NCUA, Numerica is an Equal Housing Opportunity lender.


Stephanie Stevenson
PR & Communications Specialist II
Numerica Credit Union

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