Numerica donates $40,000 toward youth organizations
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA (December 22, 2022) — This holiday season, Numerica partnered with four nonprofits throughout the region to brighten the futures of financially vulnerable youth. The credit union gifted $40,000 toward organizations that invest in local children and families.
In Spokane, Lumen High School received a $10,000 gift. The school’s mission is to empower teen parents for educational and life success. From these funds, students and their children received $100 in a Numerica savings account and free financial education resources.
“Lumen High School is rooted in belonging, social justice and the empowerment of our students and their children,” said Shauna Edwards, executive director. “The grant from Numerica for $100 savings accounts for Lumen students and their children provides the opportunity for students to build financial health. We are thankful for community partners like Numerica that help support the mission of Lumen through their generosity.”
Three other nonprofits who received $10,000 include:
• North Idaho: Union Gospel Mission Center for Women & Children
• Wenatchee: CAFE (Community for the Advancement of Family Education)
• Tri-Cities: Communities in Schools of Benton & Franklin Counties
Numerica President and CEO Carla Cicero surprised the students earlier this month at the nonprofits. She spoke about how having a savings account and understanding money management can influence key financial decisions into adulthood.
“Financial independence and peace of mind are gifts that keep giving,” she said. “Having money in the bank gives you both. Learning skills to save for emergencies and fulfilling dreams is empowering. We couldn’t be happier that Numerica’s year-end giving campaign is helping to develop those skills to so many families across the region.”
To learn more about Numerica youth accounts, visit numericacu.com/personal/youth/.
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.