Credit Union West employees donate over $5,000 to Arizona Helping Hands

Employees make final donation of 2022

GLENDALE, AZ (February 7, 2023) — Credit Union West held a check presentation on January 20th for their final EmployeesCARE donation of 2022. Credit union employees donated $5,307.49 to Arizona Helping Hands, a local nonprofit organization that provides necessities for children in foster care. Arizona Helping Hands was chosen for the level of care they provide children in Arizona’s foster care system.

Arizona Helping Hands became a nonprofit organization in 1998 and has served tens of thousands of children with a mission to provide essential needs for kids in foster care through programs promoting safety, permanency, and health. In addition to providing basic needs and back-to-school supplies, Arizona Helping Hands also makes sure that foster children are celebrated on their birthday. The organization creates personalized birthday packages filled with donated toys, games, books, and puzzles through their Birthday Dreams Program.

To support these important programs, Credit Union West leaders and staff presented Arizona Helping Hands with the donation check at their corporate office. The donation was made possible by Credit Union West team members who fund the EmployeesCARE Program, which raises money for a nonprofit organization selected by employees each quarter. To further inspire staff to give, President and CEO Karen Roch matched the donation with her own personal funds.

“Credit Union West is so excited to help fund the programs that Arizona Helping Hands provides to foster children in our community,” said Roch. “I love seeing our employees give so generously to such a vital organization in our state.”

This was the final EmployeesCARE donation of 2022, bringing the total of donated funds to over $22,000 for the year. Credit Union West employees look forward to raising even more funds for local organizations in 2023.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to Arizona Helping Hands can find more information and resources at

About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache, and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 90,000 members with more than $1.2 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at


Ryan O’Connor
Credit Union West

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