Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to Friends of Switchpoint, Inc
Making childcare accessible to parents fighting poverty
ST. GEORGE, UT (July 22, 2021) — The Security Service Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to Friends of Switchpoint to be used towards financing a commercial refrigerator and freezer for their new 24/7 childcare facility. This donation will help to support childcare facilities for disadvantaged parents within the community working non-traditional hours.
“Childcare outside traditional hours has become a necessity for clients to be able to take better-paying shift work,” said Carol Hollowell, executive director for Friends of Switchpoint. “This donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation will enable us to offer safe and secure childcare for so many hardworking parents, making it one less thing for them to worry about.”
Currently in Washington County, there is zero access to evening and overnight childcare but research shows that 37% of the workforce is required to work outside traditional hours. Childcare outside traditional hours has become a necessity for Friends of Switchpoint clients, especially with the increased need during COVID-19.
“The ability to end homelessness can only be achieved when individuals have the tools they need to work and be self-reliant,” said Ben Wiseman, senior vice president of member service-Mountain West Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “It is an honor to support Friends of Switchpoint to provide a helping hand to parents working to provide for their families.”
Opened in 2014, Friends at Switchpoint partners with over 20 different non-profits, civic groups, and government programs to provide resources and training for community members experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Washington County area.
The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union’s market areas.
About Security Service Federal Credit Union
Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union by enriching the lives of its members with beneficial financial solutions and a lifetime of service excellence. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.
About Security Service Charitable Foundation
The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-Profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.