Solarity concludes successful coat drive for YWCA Yakima

YAKIMA, WA (November 17, 2023) — Solarity Credit Union successfully concluded its 2023 winter coat drive, collecting more than 100 cold weather items for donation to YWCA Yakima.

The initiative aimed to collect essential cold weather gear for those in need as temperatures drop. The generous response from Solarity members, employees and the local community exceeded expectations, resulting in a significant collection of warm coats, jackets, hats and other winter essentials.

“We appreciated the incredible support from our community, as always,” said Solarity President and CEO Mina Worthington. “The generosity displayed by our members, employees and the community at large reflects our shared commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.”

All collected items were donated to YWCA Yakima, a local organization dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing place for victims of domestic violence. The YWCA provides a range of vital services to individuals and families in need, including shelter, advocacy and support programs.

“Solarity Credit Union’s commitment to the community aligns perfectly with our mission,” said Cheri Kilty, Executive Director at YWCA Yakima. “We are grateful for their support, and these cold weather items will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve, especially as we approach the winter season.”

This coat drive is just one of the many ways Solarity Credit Union supports the YWCA, which is one of its community partners. The credit union does several donation drives each year, and Solarity employees make regular payroll donations to the YWCA. In addition, Solarity Credit Union actively participates in community outreach, seeking opportunities to support local initiatives and improve the lives of its members and the community.

About Solarity Credit Union

Solarity Credit Union is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution with nearly 200 employees serving more than 54,000 members. With more than $1.3 billion in assets under management, Solarity offers a wide range of financial products and services with a focus on home loans and providing extraordinary experiences to members. Solarity membership is open to everyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within a Washington State school district. More information can be found at

About YWCA Yakima

Formed in 1909, YWCA Yakima is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our vision is a healthy community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity, and there is social justice for all people. To learn more about YWCA Yakima  and opportunities to volunteer, visit  For help, call YWCA Yakima’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 509.248.7796, option 3.


David Eldred, Chief Experience Officer
Solarity Credit Union

Lupita Carrillo, Donor Engagement Director
YWCA Yakima


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