Altura Credit Union Snow White welcomes kids back to school

Volunteers dressed as kid-friendly characters ease first-day worries

RIVERSIDE, CA (September 11, 2017) — Karena Zermeno, an Altura Credit Union employee, dressed as Snow White recently to welcome students of the Moreno Valley Unified School District back to school in a “First Day of School Celebration.”.

Zermeno, a business development officer for Altura, was one of numerous volunteers who donned costumes to ease the anxiety that some kids feel on the first day of a new school year on Aug. 9.

“This is my fourth year volunteering at Honey Hallow Elementary for this event,” Zermeno said. “You can see the young students approaching the school entrance looking a little scared. It instantly changes to a smile once they see Snow White and the other characters waiting to greet them.” She also handed out color-changing pencils from Altura to all the kids.

Altura Credit Union Business Development Officer Karena Zermeno as Snow White, with Honey Hallow Elementary School Principal Joshua Jackson on the first day of school in the Moreno Valley Unified School District, Riverside, Calif. Volunteers dressed as kid-friendly characters to help ease fears and anxiety about the new school year in a “First Day of School Celebration”. Zermeno, who has participated for four years, handed out color-changing pencils to the kids.

About Altura Credit Union

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County.  Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.


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